Author Event: "The Impossible Road Trip" with Eric Dregni

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Author Eric Dregni will discuss his book "The Impossible Road Trip: An Unforgettable Journey to Past and Present Roadside Attractions in All 50 States."  

Dregni gives you an unprecedented look at the breadth of roadside attractions in the US, illustrated in part by the photography of architectural critic and photographer John Margolies (1940–2016). Specially commissioned infographic map illustrations capture the spirit of mid-century automobile travel.

From autumnal New England to the gothic South, from the homey Midwest to the great expanses of the Desert Southwest, the dizzying heights of the Rocky Mountains, and the breathtaking Pacific Coast, The Impossible Road Trip encompasses it all. 

Eric Dregni is assistant professor of English and journalism at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of Ads That Put America on Wheels, Scootermania!, The Scooter Bible, The Life Vespa, Let's Go Bowling!, Zamboni: The Coolest Machines on Ice, In Cod We Trust: In Search of the Norwegian Dream and Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America.