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

Quinn, Colin, 1959- (author.).

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Summary:

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, and 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 he skewers us all: red, blue, and purple-- while maintaining the same blend of optimism and practicality that sparked the U.S. into being. -- adapted from jacket
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 306.0973 QUI 2020 (Text) 33892100708636 Adult New Books Book None 10/27/2020 On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250268440
  • ISBN: 1250268443
  • Physical Description: 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, and 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 he skewers us all: red, blue, and purple-- while maintaining the same blend of optimism and practicality that sparked the U.S. into being. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: United States > Social life and customs > 20th century > Humor.
United States > History > Humor.
Genre: Humor.

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