I was just in New York for a series of meetings to help lay the groundwork for the release of my fourth book, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Cultural Regions of North America, which have left me in an uncharacteristically optimistic state. What with an October 3 "on sale" date -- and the 2012 presidential elections right around the corner -- the stars seem well aligned for this book to reach a wide audience.
On returning home, I was pleased to find Viking Press has just posted the Fall 2011 catalog, which includes a page for American Nations. The pitch -- "An illuminating history of North America’s eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state–blue state myth" -- seems right on target. What do you all think?
Also, at this stage it looks like the book's debutante ball, as it were, will be the Bangor Book Festival here in Maine, where I'll be giving the keynote address. All fans of Lobster Coast are welcome!
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