Synopses & Reviews
Many worry that these United States are becoming too much like each other—
but Jerseyans know better. Fun for all ages, this trivia-cum-brag book highlights and celebrates the Garden State's history, traditions, cuisine, and lingo with humor.
For example, you know you're in New Jersey when...
* You celebrate Christmas by crossing the Delaware
* Highways have jug handles
* Birds flock to the World Series* Everyone asks "What exit are you?"* And more!
An entertaining collection of 101 quintessential places, people, events, customs, lingo, and eats that help define the personality of the Garden State.
New Jersey has its own view of the world. Look through that lens and learn 101 quintessential people, places, events, eats, and traditions that help form the personality of the Garden State. Youll find out where Bruce Springsteen relaxes on the weekends, why you have to bear right to turn left, and how little of Ellis Island actually belongs to New York. Whether youre a first-time visitor or a born-and-bred native, this book will make you smile as you discover what it really means to be in New Jersey.
About the Author
New Jersey resident Lillian Africano
is the author of fifteen books and contributes regularly to New York Magazine, Biography, New York Post,
Copley News Service, American Way,
and Leisure Travel News.
She is also a columnist for Woman's World
and an op-ed columnist as "One Woman's Voice" for the New York Times Syndicate.
Coauthor and daughter (and fellow New Jerseyan) Nina Africano writes regularly on golf and lifestyles for a variety of publications, including Golf Digest and Asbury Park Press.