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Hello, I'm Doug.

Writer. Tourist. Pastry fiend. I live in Minneapolis, tweet @douglasmack, and have a new book from W.W. Norton   called The Not-Quite States of America.

 

It's a travelogue about the U.S. territories, places you may have forgotten exist at all. What's their deal? I can tell you!

 

Booklist says, "One will never think about the United States in quite the same way after this enjoyable read." Read more press and praise.

 

Buy it now! (Please!) It's available from your local bookseller or via Indiebound, Barnes & Noble, direct from W.W. Norton, or from that giant website named for a river.

 

Learn more about the book here.

 

My first book, Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day, was published by Perigee Books/Penguin in 2012. It was a National Geographic Traveler Book of the Month,  received a Lowell Thomas Award, and garnered media attention across the world, from the Washington Post to Die Zeit (Germany) to the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong). Read all about it.

 

 

Hello, I'm Doug.

Writer. Tourist. Pastry fiend. I live in Minneapolis, tweet @douglasmack, and have a new book from W.W. Norton   called The Not-Quite States of America.

 

It's a travelogue about the U.S. territories, places you may have forgotten exist at all. What's their deal? I can tell you!

 

Booklist says, "One will never think about the United States in quite the same way after this enjoyable read." Read more press and praise.

 

Buy it now! (Please!) It's available from your local bookseller or via Indiebound, Barnes & Noble, direct from W.W. Norton, or from that giant website named for a river.

 

Learn more about the book here.

 

My first book, Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day, was published by Perigee Books/Penguin in 2012. It was a National Geographic Traveler Book of the Month,  received a Lowell Thomas Award, and garnered media attention across the world, from the Washington Post to Die Zeit (Germany) to the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong). Read all about it.

 

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