Synopses & Reviews
Through such internationally-recognized icons as Nike "C", Nirvana, Microsoft "C", and The X-Files, the Pacific Northwest has gained a recognizable identity in modern pop culture.
Wet and Wired profiles familiar regional icons such as Frasier, Starbucks "C", and Ken Griffey Jr., but also sheds light on lesser known curiosities such as the J. P. Patches Show, Mountain Bars, 13 Coins, and Bill Walton, providing an encyclopedia of the Pacific Northwest's most unusual and unique people, places, and things. The entries are arranged in seven categories:
-- Arts and Literature (Beverly Cleary, Merce Cunningham, and Ken Kesey)
-- Business and Politics (Bob Packwood, REI "C", Greenpeace, and Nordstrom "C" )
-- Food and Drink (Murchies, Krusteaz, Rainier Beer, and Carnation "C" )
-- Media (Singles, Pamela Anderson, Gus Van Sant, and Animal House)
-- Music (Jimi Hendrix, Bing Crosby, Sarah McLachlan, and Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
-- Places, Products, and Events (Slinky, Ted Bundy, the Erector Set, and Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe)
-- Sports and Recreation (Steve Prefontaine, Earl Anthony, windsurfing, and the Seattle Seahawks)
From Here Come the Brides to Twin Peaks, the Pacific Northwest is a unique mix of sophistication and eccentricity. Wet and Wired is a useful guide for transplants and visitors, as well as a regional tribute for PNW natives.
Wet and Wired profiles familiar regional icons, providing an encyclopedia of the Pacific Northwest's most unusual and unique people, places, and things.