The Little Big Book of California
By Natasha Tabori Fried (Editor)
(Welcome Books, Hardcover, 9781932183702, 352pp.)
Publication Date: April 1, 2005
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Full of observations natives will appreciate, but also the ideal souvenir for tourists, this book is designed with vintage art and packed with literary excerpts, poems, facts, songs, quotes, legends, and recipes celebrating the Golden State.
Literary Excerpts for authors such as Joan Didion, Jack London, John Steinbeck, and Amy Tan.
Poems by the likes of Robert Hass, John Muir, and Walt Whitman.
Fact Spreads including Famous Californians, Moments in History, Earthquakes, and Surf's Up.
Song Lyrics including " I Left My Heart in San Francisco, "California Girls," and "San Andreas Fault."
Legends and Lore of everything you ever wanted to know about California, including the building of San Francisco's bridges, the Gold Rush, the Water Wars, and Hollywood.
Recipes for California nouveau classics like BBQ Chicken Pizza, California Rolls, and Chinese Chicken Salad join more traditional fare such as Crab Louis and Fish Tacos.
Vintage Americana postcard and paper ephemera that illustrates eras of time gone by.
Natasha Tabori Fried is Managing Editor of Welcome Enterprises. She has co-edited The Little Big Book of Chills and Thrills, The Little Big Book of America, and The Little Big Book of New York for Welcome Books. She lives in New York City.