Steve Hannah with a Foreword by Michael Perry
Years ago, Steve Hannah’s chance detour through the Midwest cut short a planned cross-country trip. He found himself in Wisconsin, a distinctly different place from the east coast where he was born and raised. Charmingly beautiful and full of welcoming people, America’s dairyland would soon become his home.
Dairylandia recounts Steve Hannah’s burgeoning love for his adopted state through the writings of his long-lived column, “State of Mind.” He profiles the lives of the seemingly ordinary, yet quite (and quietly) extraordinary folks he met and befriended on his travels. From Norwegian farmers to rattlesnake hunters to a woman who kept her favorite dead bird in the freezer, Hannah was charmed and fascinated by practically everyone he met. These captivating vignettes are by turns humorous, tragic, and remarkable—and remind us of our shared humanity.
- New in paperback April of 2022
- Size: 6" x 9" x 1"
- 264 pages
- Illustrations: 24 black & white
- First edition was hardcover in 2019
- University of Wisconsin Press
About the author
Steve Hannah is a former managing editor of the Milwaukee Journal and was a longtime CEO of The Onion.