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A guide to Midwestern conversation  Cover Image Book Book

A guide to Midwestern conversation / Taylor Kay Phillips ; illustrations by Jovaney Hollingsworth.

Phillips, Taylor Kay, (author.). Hollingsworth, Jovaney, (illustrator.).


"Written by proud Missourian Taylor Kay Phillips, A Guide to Midwestern Conversation is the definitive handbook on Midwestern mannerisms. Phillips' tongue-in-cheek prose provides a humorous and humanizing look at the culture she calls home. Each section is illustrated with simple-yet-striking graphics by Jovaney Hollingsworth. Together, they provide an engaging, entertaining look at the idiosyncrasies of the Midwest, covering everything from dialect to yard signs, relationship-building to tornado-watching. A Guide to Midwestern Conversation leaves you with all the tools necessary to effectively (and more importantly, politely) navigate your way through any and all interactions you might have in middle America. Phillips is sure to teach you not only how to speak "Midwestern," but what it means to be from our nation's heartlands"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984861337
  • ISBN: 1984861336
  • Physical Description: 143 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: California : Ten Speed Press, [2023]
Subject: English language > Dialects > Middle West > Conversation and phrase books.
English language > Dialects > Middle West > Humor.
English language > Spoken English > Middle West > Humor.
Middle West > Languages > Humor.

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Festus Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Festus Public Library.


  • 6 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Festus Public Library 427.977 Phillips (Text) 32017000083979 New Adult Books Available -

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