Addicted to Americana

By Charles Phoenix

October 2017

Hardcover | $29.95
ISBN 978-1-945551-19-2

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Super-duper Launch Party
Sunday, October 8th, 2-5 p.m.
Modernica Props, Los Angeles
At Modernica Props, the world’s greatest collection and display of midcentury home furnishings, accessories and electronics …. housed in the former Twinkie and Ho-Ho factory, with:
CAKE & PUNCH: enjoy sweetness from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen.
SPACE AGE SHOW-CAR DISPLAY, featuring fabulous fins, chrome, and color.
Tickets required in advance—each ticket includes a signed book!

Charles Comes to Vroman’s
Thursday, November 16th, 7 p.m.
Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Stories from Charles and refreshments from the publisher!

A Celebration of Classic & Kitschy American Style

Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix launches us into the stratosphere of space-age style, amazing attractions, roadside wonders, festive foods, crazy car culture, and futuristic transportation via his road-trip discoveries and found vintage Kodachrome slides. Sit back and enjoy the fabulous flight as he guides us through his action- packed, fun-filled, wondrous world of midcentury marvels. Your imagination will be inspired and your spirit will soar!

Here’s a swell video about the book and Charles:

About the Author

Charles Phoenix celebrates classic and kitschy American life and style. He is a showman, tour guide, food crafter, and author known for his crowd-rousing retro slide-show performances, fun field trip tours, madcap test-kitchen videos, and colorful coffee table books. On TV, Charles has appeared with Jay Leno, Martha Stewart, and Conan O’Brien, as a judge on Cake Wars, and is often heard on NPR. Growing up in Southern California, he was educated at theme parks, thrift stores, and his dad’s used-car lots. Fans enjoy his keen expertise and genuine reverence, and they trust his guide to time-honored attractions from coast to coast. The New York Times says, “Call him the King of Retro.”

To get a taste of Charles in action, watch him here on Conan O’Brien.

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