Reaching Climax: And Other Towns Along the American Highway
Ten Speed Press, 2006 - Photography - 137 pages
After logging 38,000 miles in his trusty Trooper for his first photo odyssey, PASSING GAS, Gary Gladstone hit the road again, determined to visit the most oddly named towns in the United States and photograph the people who call them home. In REACHING CLIMAX, you'll meet quirky folks from Spasticville, Kansas; Burnt Corn, Alabama; Yeehaw, Florida; and more. Providing rare and unexpected glimpses of this vast country's far corners and tucked-away spots, this road-trip-in-a-book is a fascinating visual document of what makes America so unique.Reviews
“This highly enjoyable photography book had us at ‘climax.'”—Penthouse Forum“The whole thing is fun and funny from start to finish.”—San Francisco Chronicle“[A] delightful read.”—USA Today“This beautifully photographed book isn't solely about our region, but its title comes from a town in Minnesota's Red River Valley, and its portraits of oddly named hamlets are irresistible.”—St. Paul Pioneer Press“[A] rib-tickler.”—Sun
Find out how Big Ugly got its name in this video about the making of the books Reaching Climax and Passing Gas
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