I read "Miles from Nowhere" on a flight from Chicago to Oklahoma City. Yes, it's a fast read. Reading the back of the book about the author and then the story I wonder if it would have been a memoir pre-"Million Little Pieces". I felt like I had to read the story fast because some parts of it were so disturbing. I don't know if I would have survived the experiences of the main characters. It's not great writing. Some of it is too observational where the author just strings together words of an impression about a person or location. And then some descriptions are so raw. It was a jarring reading experience. I finished it because it was not long and I was stuck on an airplane. Now that's a damning review if I ever read one!