This is the fifth book by Marshall Cook, who has traveled across Wisconsin presenting workshops and becoming an institution among writers, creative types and true cheeseheads. This witty, articulate “journalist” has come to know the interesting facts and little known tidbits of information that makes a hometown worthy. The book peeks into the hearts and heads and hot-spots of this wonderful state’s hinterlands. The journey winds across the Badger State from “slow and easy” in Baraboo to idyllic Bayfield, Gateway to the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior’s shore. Cook exits the expressway and, much like Least Heat Moon in Blue Highways, takes the reader on a tour of the roads less traveled. Discover 23 small towns where the corner cafe still dishes up home cookin’ and old-timers still sit on porch swings. You can go home again with Marshall as a delightful, fun guide.