If, like me, you like short stories and essays, this will be a book you will treasure.
The problem is that many of the others are not very interesting or well written, in fact some are just plain boring.
As for the presentation... the book feels like a textbook, and I don't mean that in some abstract way.
In 2016, my wife and I are anticipating a great adventure, traveling to each of the United States. In preparation, we've been reading. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dean A. Anderson
This book is a treasure of great information on the USA. It is fantastically well presented and so useful as a simple reference tool when you need any stats or information on the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bladerunner8
I needed this book for school so it is nice to have it on kindle that way I can read it more often when I am otherwise occupied doing things like getting ready for bed.Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
As with all collections with essays by various authors, the results are somewhat uneven. However, I can't imagine anyone who lives in or has traveled extensively in the United... Read morePublished on January 9, 2013 by Jennifer
Disappointing! As an interested European having worked in- and visited many of the United States States after reading the first 3 chapters covering Alaska, Alabama and Arizona the... Read morePublished on March 5, 2012 by Werner Frick
If you like McSweeney's and Believer products then you'll probably really like this book; and, likewise, if you hate both brands then you should probably stay away from this. Read morePublished on January 17, 2012 by B. Ens
When I purchased this book, I was under the opinion that it would
be concerned mostly with a history of all of our states. Read more
Just a preview of coming attractions - I'm not sure why this was published; perhaps as a promo? It contains about 20 excerpts from various state essays; for just a few dollars more... Read morePublished on July 28, 2010 by Subaruvian
I really enjoyed this book for the most part--I can honestly say I learned something about every state. Read morePublished on November 5, 2009 by Cicero