Sunday, October 23, 2011

On American Nations in the Maine Sunday Telegram

Fellow Mainers: I'm the subject of the book feature Q&A in this morning's Maine Sunday Telegram.

Bob Keyes interviews me on how I became interested in cultural regionalism, the reasons for the persistence of our regional cultures, and the fortunate timing, marketing-wise, of the release of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.

As the piece notes, I'll be speaking about the book in Portland this Wednesday, October 26, at the Maine Historical Society at 7 pm. Come if you can.

The book has been recently featured by Bloomberg, Rolling,, the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Miller-McCune, Washington Monthly, CBC radio, 207, and as last week's cover story in the Portland Phoenix. Segments with PBS News Hour and NPR's Weekend All Things Considered will be airing soon.

[Update, 13:00: American Nations was also #1 on the Maine Sunday Telegram's Hardcover Nonfiction list. (Lobster Coast was #9 on paperback.) Thanks to Longfellow Books patrons for that.]

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