Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Chicago

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Wiley, Nov 22, 2000 - Travel - 210 pages
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Looking for a travel guide that goes where other guides fear to tread? One that rides roughshod over ad-copy puffery to smartly deliver the real scoop on a destination's sites and attractions? One that dares to be honest, hip, and fun? Look no more. Frommer's Irreverent Travel Guides are wickedly irreverent, unabashedly honest, and downright hilarious, and provide an insider's perspective on which attractions are overrated tourist traps and which are the secret gems that locals love. You'll get the lowdown on restaurants, lodging, and shopping, and even find out what the locals think of you. Like being taken around by a savvy local," said the New York Times. "Hipper and savvier than other guides," concurred Diversion magazine. Never shy about confronting the issues, the Irreverents are guides to real travel in the real world.

Chi-town has never seemed as vibrantly alive as it does in the pages of Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Chicago, a book that tells the story of the real Chicago, from an insider's standpoint. With its muscular past and its bustling present, Chicago is a workable city of serendipitous surprises: the glorious vastness of Lake Michigan, the smooth jazz vibe, and the self-effacing Midwestern sensibility--it may be more Big Easy than the Big Easy. In Frommer's Irreverent Guide to Chicago you get the straight scoop on all the places the locals love."

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About the authors Todd Savage is an editor at, an adventure and experiential travel company based in Chicago. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to several Frommer's books, including Frommer's Gay and Lesbian Europe and Frommer's Chicago, and has written for Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, Chicago Reader, Travel & Leisure, and Metropolis.

Dan Santow was a senior editor at Chicago magazine and an on-air correspondant for the city's Fox network news. After Chicago, Santow was a producer for "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and a staffwriter for People. He is the author of four children's books and, with businesswoman Leslie Hindman, of Adventures at the Auction.

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