Thursday, November 9, 2017

Take a colorful look at America with, the new book, Addicted to Americana: Celebrating Classic & Kitschy American Life & Style!

Are you one of the folks that love to see road side attractions, you know those famous unique American items that pop up from town to town? I know I am a huge fan they are just so quirky, and fun to find especially while traveling. America is filled with so many colorful and amazing places and spectacles why not check them out in this great new book Addicted to Americana: Celebrating Classic & Kitschy American Life & Style from TV and comedy personality Charles Phoenix.

Addicted to Americana: Celebrating Classic & Kitschy American Life & Style by Charles Phoenix - Raised on a used-car lot, Charles Phoenix was destined to become the Ambassador of Americana. The photo collector, food crafter, and field tripper is famed for his hilarious live show performances and "theme park" tour of downtown Los Angeles. This riotously colorful book, replete with Charles's collection of vintage Kodachrome slides, celebrates his lifelong quest to unearth the best of classic and kitschy American life and style.

The book includes info, and great pictures from:

• Theme Parks & World’s Fairs!
• Monorails & Wienermobiles!
• Motels, Hotels & Restaurants!
• Mermaids & Dinosaurs!
• Space Age Showcars!
• Giant Donuts & Muffler Men!
• Bowling Alleys & Coffee Shops!
• Wild West & Tiki Exotica!
• Strip Malls & Shopping Centers!
• Drive-ins & Drive-thrus!
• Vintage Vegas!
• Electrifying Neon Signs!
• and MORE !!!

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Charles Phoenix is a showman, tour guide, food crafter, and author known for his live comedy slide-show performances, madcap test-kitchen videos, field-trip-style adventure tours, and colorful books. The self-proclaimed "vintage culture vulture" has appeared on Martha Stewart, The Queen Latifah Show and Cake Wars, been profiled in The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, and been a guest on NPR's The Splendid Table.
Charles Phoenix Addicted to Americana from kathy kikkert on Vimeo.

If you love the Americana and cool things that are simply American, you are going to love the colorful new book, Addicted to Americana: Celebrating Classic & Kitschy American Life & Style. As soon as I saw this book, I knew I was going to love it, and boy was I right. The beautiful colorful photographs cover nearly every square inch of this fun book. I have loved classic Americana and attractions/sights like this since I was a little girl and it is great to have all of these great places all together in this wonderful book. When my family and I travel, I am always planning some excursion that includes some kind of cool oddity from Lucy the Elephant in Margate NJ to simply having to stop at the huge donut in the sky at Randy’s Donuts in California.
 Come on you have to admit this large donut just screams stop here and get some donuts, and we had to listen … right? This book would make a great coffee table book, a wonderful book to strike up a conversation about memories of places you visited or places you have always wanted to go.  I love the way Charles Phoenix takes classic slides then adds a new picture of him near the attraction, this is something that I would love to do! 
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Travel the USA and see the most amazing things #lifegoals!  Stare and be amazed with all of the great sights. Find some of your favorites and take a road trip, enjoy your surroundings and love the classic kitchyness of these attractions! The book retails for $29.99, but it is on sale and available on Amazon for $22.32, be sure to pick up a copy or two these would make great holiday gifts.

Buy it:
You can purchase this book in stores and on Amazon

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1 comment:

heatherp626 said...

I would love to take a look at this book! This is exactly what makes traveling fun! Great find!

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