Charles Monagan will sign copies of his latest book, Connecticut Icons: Classic Symbols of the Nutmeg State (Globe Pequot Press, $16.95), at The Hickory Stick Bookshop on Friday, November 24th at 2pm.
Charles Monagan knows Connecticut. As the former editor of Connecticut Magazine, he spent years discovering and describing the people, places, and things that comprise the character of his home state. With this entertaining collection of photos, anecdotes, and little-known facts, Monagan presents his favorite icons – from the hot lobster roll to the Yale Bowl, the USS Nautilus to the Merritt Parkway – and shows native and newcomer alike the independent spirit and local pride at the heart of this great state of Connecticut.
“Here we sit between Rhode Island clam chowder and Manhattan clam chowder without a chowder to call our own. So… I was happy to do my part on behalf of our state’s good name by compiling this collection of Connecticut icons.” –Charles Monagan
Charles Monagan is the former editor of Connecticut Magazine and author of The Neurotic’s Handbook and The Reluctant Naturalist. He lives in iconic Waterbury, Connecticut.