Overrated/Underrated Author:Editors of American Heritage Magazine One hundred of America's favorite writers re-evaluate the overpraised and applaud the unappreciated in this fun and impossible-to-put-down collection of highly opinionated essays. What began as one of American Heritage's most popular annual features is collected now in this beautifully illustrated, endlessly entertaining book. One hundred inspi... more »red, irreverent, illuminating pieces take a fresh look at the people, places and things we take for great-and for granted. Dozens America's most celebrated writers muse on the subjects they know best: Liz Smith on the Most Overrated and Underrated Love Affairs; Art Spiegelman on Comic Strips; Lawrence Block on Fictional Private Eyes, and Christopher Buckley on the most Overrated and Underrated Kennedys, to name just a few. Their wizened analysis, leavened with liberal dollops of humor, is sure to inspire thought and lively conversation, whether you agree or disagree, for example, that Barbara Streisand is the most overrated singer or that the peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich is the most underrated American dish.« less
Very entertaining. Includes experts' opinions of most overrated and underrated Civil War general, movie star, car, gangster, pie, sports moment, photographer, and song. And Chicago is most underrated city!
Lots of famous people comment on what they feel are the most overrated and underrated people, places and things. Includes Stephen King, Art Spiegelman, Donald Westlake, Lawrence Block, Liz Smith, Camille Paglia and more!