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Overstated : a coast-to-coast roast of the 50 states / Colin Quinn.

Quinn, Colin, 1959- (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250268440
  • ISBN: 1250268443
  • Physical Description: x, 243 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- New England -- Mid-Atlantic -- The South -- The Midwest -- The Southwest -- The West -- The Pacific Coast -- The country's foster children -- The American Rome -- Inventory or autopsy.
Summary, etc.:
"The United States is in a fifty-states-wide couples' counseling session, thinking about filing for divorce. Can a nation composed of states that are so different possibly hang together? Quinn ... calls us out state-by-state, from Connecticut to Hawaii. He identifies the hypocrisies inherent in what we claim to believe and what we actually do. Within a framework of big-picture thinking about systems of government--after all, how would you put this country together if you started from scratch today?--to dead-on observations about the quirks and vibes of the citizens in each region, Overstated skewers us all: red, blue, and purple. It's ultimately infused with the same blend of optimism and practicality that sparked the United States into being."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Americans > Attitudes > 21st century > Humor.
Manners and customs.
United States > Politics and government > 21st century > Humor.
United States > Social life and customs > 21st century > Humor.
United States > Social life and customs > 20th century > Humor.
United States > History > Humor.
United States.
Genre: Humor.
History.
Humor.