This book cannot claim to explain Trump's Midwestern appeal in full. It can only offer the perspectives of seventeen residents of Muskegon County-a struggling post-industrial semi-urban space on the shores of Lake Michigan that, on November 8, 2016, cast 5080 more votes for an abrasive B-list celebrity than it cast for native grandson Mitt Romney four years prior. The story is told from their perspectives, in their words. The result is a portrait of a seemingly inconsequential place that, like so many of the other seemingly inconsequential places between La Crosse and Bethlehem, played its small role in ushering the world into The Age of Trump. This is not a work of political science, nor of sociology, nor of journalism, nor of literature. It is an unvarnished look at how seventeen of your neighbors see this moment, and how they got here.