Reaching Climax And Other Towns Along the American Highway

Reaching Climax And Other Towns Along the American HighwayGary Gladstone

By the same photographer who shot and wrote Passing Gas is another fantastic collection of photography. Choosing towns with silly and often obscene sounding names, Gladstone and his spent months driving the country, hoping these towns still existed and then photographing them and their residents. Some residents are deeply amused by their town names – Funk sells teachers announcing “I’m going to Funk U in the fall!” while others are embarrassed or non-plussed by the names. After all, the town of Cheeks still has plenty of Cheeks living there. The pictures are excellent, but I enjoyed the short interviews and stories Gladstone provides even more. A good book to tide those of us who love road trips over until the next time we hit the road.

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