Authors: Clay Anderson, Bruce Dale

We aren't saying that a thorough exploration of American geographical regions and their culture is ridiculous. We are saying that such a study makes for a pretty ridiculous coffee table book.

Let us set the scene for you. You finally get that smoking hot babe back to your place, you pour her a glass of wine, and she sits down on your couch to leaf through a book of...decrepit farmers and prematurely aged coalminers.

We think there is immense value in learning about the rich mountainous regions of our great country and the people who inhabit them, and we invite you take a look at some pieces from the book here, but we also invite you to put that bad boy on the book shelf when company comes over, as it may spoil the mood.