Item description for Quip City: Incisive Quotes & Intriguing Quirks about America and its Cities by Howard Baldwin...
Wherever we came from, wherever we are, wherever we're going---the places we visit inspire humor, wisdom, insight, and wit. Each place has characteristics that make it unique. Quip City includes hundreds of quotes from the worlds of sports, business, entertainment, and politics, as well as geographical and historical quirks that will entertain and enlighten readers. Quip City is divided into 52 sections: one for each state, one for the District of Columbia, and one entitled "Anywhere and Everywhere," which includes quotes and quirks referring to the entire United States or to specific regions.
Anyone interested in travel, humor, or America will want to read QUIP CITY. It is also a valuable reference for writers, speakers, disk jockeys, or anyone who wants to steal a quip and adapt it for their own purposes. QUIP CITY is designed to deliver entertaining information in easily digestible snippets.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.82" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Publisher Robert D. Reed Publishers
ISBN 1931741344 ISBN13 9781931741347
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More About Howard Baldwin
Howard Baldwin has spent 25 years in the publishing industry. His first book, Teach Yourself Macintosh in 24 Hours, co-authored by Anita Epler, was published in 1997. He currently writes articles on travel and technology, and edits books on technology.
Howard Baldwin currently resides in Sunnyvale. Howard Baldwin was born in 1962.
Reviews - What do customers think about Quip City: Incisive Quotes & Intriguing Quirks about America and its Cities?
Amusing, funny and informative Apr 7, 2008
Reviewed by Sylvia Del Toro for RebeccasReads (4/08)
"Quip City" was entertaining and fun to read. It gave a lot of ideas that and insights to many parts of our country. I was amazed at all the little details.
It gave me a sense of knowing the country in a whole different way. Reading "Quip City" makes me want to travel and visit all the "quirky" sights.
Travel Humor at It's Best Sep 18, 2006
"Quip City" is an entertaining and humorous travel guide. From Alabama to Wyoming, Howard Baldwin provides the reader with a new view of American heritage, and local customs. From Anchorage to St. Petersburg he has captured some of America's most colorful cities, their uniqueness and idiosyncrasies. From folklore to historical facts Baldwin's approach is unique. He provides the reader with insights into the culture and personalities of the cities themselves.
Quips and quotes come from well known personalities in the fields of sports, business, entertainment, and politics. I appreciated television producer Bruce Belford's take on Cleveland, "People in New York and Los Angeles want to have careers. People in Cleveland are happy to have jobs. I think more of America is like Cleveland."
I was reminded of my time in Seattle when I read this bumper sticker quip. "People don't tan in Seattle, they rust."
Photographer Georgia O'Keefe opened new vistas of personal travel potential for me in her observation. "If you ever go to New Mexico, it will itch you for the rest of your life."
Baldwin is well qualified to compile these quips and quotes about America. He has a long career in publishing and has written articles for well known travel magazines, and has written and published books on travel and technology.
This book is a combination of Travel, Humor, and Americana. The format lends itself to reading while traveling, for conversation starters, and vacation planning. It is a good book for the coffee table, the bedside stand, and is an excellent choice for anyone's gift list.