Wildsam Field Guides Chicago

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Wildsam Field Guides: Chicago presents a balanced and beautiful collection of stories and intel that spotlights a city of contrasts and culture. Inside, readers will find Chicago travel recommendations, as well as stories and insights from heralded locals and lesser-known heroes. The icon of the Midwest, including:Picks for the perfect weekend, bookstore browsing, Italian beef, food halls, city biking, poetry and contemporary artTales from inside Wilco's Marina City loft; Extreme weather, The Drake Hotel and Michael Jordan; Archival finds on Al Capone, The Wrigley Curse and Barack Obama; How to build the perfect Chicago hot dog; Ticket scalping memories; Masterworks ranging from Grant Wood's American Gothic to Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate and Sue the T. Rex; Deep-dish pizza, record stores and Lake Michigan as told through illustrated maps; Interviews with magicians, visual artists, professors and crime reporters; Original essays and poetry by Rebecca Makkai, Roger Reeves and Patricia Smith.
ISBN: 9781467199056
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wildsam
State: Illinois
Images: 200
Pages: 144
Taylor Bruce is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wildsam Field Guides. He grew up on his family farm on the border of Georgia and Alabama. Taylor studied writing at Vanderbilt University, and, after, wrote freelance for magazines such as Men's Journal, Oxford American and National Geographic Adventure, among others. He took a full-time writer's post at Southern Living in 2007. After moving to New York and pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, Taylor launched Wildsam out of his 500-square foot apartment in 2012. The original Nashville guide caught the attention of national media and thoughtful travelers alike, and in 2015, National Geographic awarded Wildsam the "Traveler 50" award. Taylor lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Robin, and two sons, Booker and Truett.
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