americanaLast week I got an advance copy of Americana: Readings in Popular Culture, and it’s available on Amazon now. It’s a fun read, with essays on jazz and foreign policy, WWII men’s magazines, video games, Bike Week in Daytona Beach, and plenty of others.

Why am I really recommending it, you might ask? Because on page 212, you’ll also find an essay by….ME! It’s a bit of my work on county fair and carnival pitchmen and their audiences. I like it, and I think it works well in the collection (although, unfortunately, the publisher was unable to include any of my photos. I think they really would have added to the piece).

(And no, I don’t get any royalties–this is academic publishing. That free advance copy is my only payment!)