You Know You're in California When...: 101 Quintessential Places, People, Events, Customs, Lingo, and Eats of the Golden State

You Know You're in California When...: 101 Quintessential Places, People, Events, Customs, Lingo, and Eats of the Golden State

by Saul Rubin
     
 

. . . freeways are a way of life

. . . you need a calendar to know the season

. . . all your faults are buried underground

 

California has its own view of the world. Look through that lens and learn 101 quintessential people, places, events, eats, and traditions that help form the personality of the Golden State. You'll find out where to flash back to

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Overview

. . . freeways are a way of life

. . . you need a calendar to know the season

. . . all your faults are buried underground

 

California has its own view of the world. Look through that lens and learn 101 quintessential people, places, events, eats, and traditions that help form the personality of the Golden State. You'll find out where to flash back to the Summer of Love, how to make a ten-minute journey to another country, and why the state proclaims itself the barbecue capital of the world. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a born-and-bred native, this book will make you smile as you discover what it really means to be in California.

Editorial Reviews

J. B. Priestley called California "that advance post of our civilization," but does mean that we're headed in the right direction? You Know You're in California When… doesn't exactly answer that question, but it does provide colorful word snapshots of a state where your burger is prepared in a time warp and where you can stargaze all day long.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762737451
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Series:
You Know You're In Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Meet the Author

Saul Rubin, a veteran California journalist, has covered everything from major disasters to the state's quirky culture. He lives in the Los Angeles area and teaches journalism at Santa Monica College.

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