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Tippecanoe and Tyler Too

Tippecanoe and Tyler Too

Tippecanoe and Tyler Too

I’m thoroughly enjoying Tippecanoe and Tyler Too, written by my brother-in-law Jan Van Meter and recently published by the University of Chicago Press.

Jan has provided the back story for more than 50 slogans and catchphrases that span our country’s history and contribute to our cultural milieu. It’s a fun read – of course, all the more fun for me since I can “hear” the author’s voice as I read. I can also hear my sister’s voice in the chats we had about how this was the perfect venture for Jan – digging deep into a vast store of information, sorting, cataloguing, writing. He enjoyed the journey to published author.

Pick up a copy – or two (the holidays are just around the corner). Healthy sales will encourage Jan in his new-found avocation.