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The Book of Spam: A Most Glorious and Definitive Compendium of the World's Favorite Canned Meat
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What luncheon meat is found in over forty-five countries, available in ninety-nine percent of supemarkets and corner shops, and sells nearly eighty million pounds every year? It's SPAM. From the 20,000-member SPAM Fan Club to Monty Python's Broadway sensation SPAMalot, after seventy years of canned-meat greatness, SPAM has become a pop-culture sensation with a devout following, and The Book of Spam is its Bible. What's in it? People have been asking that question since 1937. Written and beautifully packaged by Dan Armstrong and Dustin Black, the creative team behind recent SPAM advertising, The Book of Spam is a lavishly illustrated love affair with America's favourite miracle meat. Just in time for SPAM's spectacular 70th anniversary, The Book of Spam celebrates everything SPAM, offering SPAM fans a behind-the-scenes tell-all with the inside scoop on the wide world of SPAM: its role in history, advertising, art, fashion, the food industry, global unification, and much more. SPAM's reach has truly spanned the globe - across time and across many cultures. Filled with full colour vintage advertisements, astonishing trivia, and retro recipes for everything from SPAM Upside-Down Pie to Baked Bean SPAMwiches, The Book of SPAM finally gives SPAM the full attention it deserves. SPAM fanatics, pop-culture aficionados, history buffs, and lovers of authentic Americana will flip for The Book of SPAM. It's nothing less than SPAM-tastic.
Just in time for SPAMs triumphant 70th anniversary comes this full-color, totally illustrated, and utterly irreverent celebration of the worlds favorite canned meat. 600 full-color and b&w illustrations.
Reading The Book of SPAM is like getting a Ph.D. in Canned Meat! (Or at least a Master's in Awesomeness.)
What could be more precious than SPAM? It is one of the most recognized products in the world. But what's behind that thin layer of tin? Few know the amazing truth about our delicious friend.
Did you know SPAM has reached all four corners of the globe? Yes! Did you know there are several SPAMMOBILES touring the country right now? Wow! Did you know about the impact SPAM has had on the course of human achievement and the cause of sweet, sweet freedom? Awesome!
SPAM is far more powerfulthan you may have realized. And there is no way to stop it. SPAM is part of our past, present, and future. But more important, SPAM has achieved the one true goal — eternal freshness.
Within this very tome (a fancy word for book) lie the secrets that many were too afraid to know and a few simply thought that everyone knew but they totally didn't. These amazing facts and so much more are revealed in the sacred pages of The Book of SPAM.
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