The Pittsburgh toilet. Squeaky cheese. City chicken. Shampoo Banana. Chevy in the Hole. Find out what they mean in author Edward McClelland’s upcoming book on Midwestern speech and sayings.
“How To Speak Midwestern,” Out December 1
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“Engagingly written….McClelland's book reminds us of what has transpired in the heart of the country over the past 30 years and of the battering endured by hundreds of thousands of working-class families as global corporatism and federal trade policies gutted the American middle class.”
Los Angeles Times
“Captures a slice of North Americana with the precision of a Walker Evans photograph, and sentences worthy of John McPhee.”
Neal Pollack, author, Alternadad
“With Young Mr. Obama, Edward McClelland finishes what The Bridge started, showing how Obama navigated Chicago political life, which can be as rough as a Blackhawks game … Young Mr. Obama makes for insightful, enlightening reading.”
Christian Science Monitor
"Immensely readable account, by a brutally honest writer ... a gambler’s book that is well worth a punt."
The Racing Post
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