We are very pleased to welcome Edward McClelland, author of Nothin’ But Blue Skies and unofficial champion of the Midwest, as he talks about his newest book How to Speak Midwestern. Amid a string of positive national reviews, the New York Times called it “a dictionary wrapped in some serious dialectology inside a gift book trailing a serious whiff of Relevance.”
Edward McClelland is a journalist whose writing has appeared in publications such as the Columbia Journalism Review, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Salon. He is also the author of Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President and Nothin’ But Blue Skies: The Heyday, Hard Times and Hopes of America’s Industrial Heartland. He lives in Chicago.