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Don’t Call Them Trailer Trash: The Illustrated Mobile Home Story

John Brunkowski & Michael Closen

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Although the phrase “trailer trash” is catchy and kitschy in describing mobile home living, this revealing peek into a stereotype that has dogged the mobile home since its earliest days challenges that label and defends the honor of the trailer home. Via nearly 400 colorful and fun images—including 300 postcards, home advertising, emblems, newspaper articles, memorabilia, and other items of interest—the novel point is made: the mobile home most assuredly deserves greater respect. Ten chapters explore features of mobile home living — from the history, residential parks and amenities, and mobile mansions to interior and exterior designs, and the people who live in them. So, keep an open mind. You may come away with a new attitude about the mobile home.

Size: 9 1/8″ x 8 1/8″ | 397 color postcards & images | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764352331 | Binding: hard cover

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For some 30 years, John Brunkowski and Michael Closen have traveled extensively in their RVs throughout North America. This is the 9th book they have written together. John received his BSN degree and worked in health care, and Michael earned BS, MA and JD degrees and served as a college professor.