Judgmental MapsBook - 2016
A satirical look at major cities in the United States highlights entries where people can find "real dim sum," "the worst Trader Joe's ever," and the home of "retired Mafioso."
Your City. Judged
A sharp tongued and fierce witted full-color collection of maps of America’s greatest cities in all their brutally honest glory.
When you move to a new city you look at a map to get you where you need to be, but a Google Map of San Francisco won’t tell you where you can get “Real Dim Sum” or where “The Worst Trader Joes Ever” is. Or if you’re visiting Chicago, you might want to see the Magnificent Mile, but not know it’s right next to where “Suburbanites Buy Drugs” and “Retired Mafioso.” This is where Judgmental Maps comes in – a no holds barred look at city life that is at once a love letter and hate mail from the very people who live there.
What started as a joke between comedian Trent Gillaspie and his friends in Denver, quickly grew into a viral sensation with a rabid and enthusiastic community labeling maps of their cities with names and descriptions we all think of, but are a bit too shy to say out loud. Collected here in a full color, beautifully packaged book with all new, never before published material, Judgmental Maps is laugh out loud funny from New York to Los Angeles, Minneapolis to Atlanta and offending everyone else in between.
A satirical collection of maps of America's greatest cities stands as both a love letter and hate mail to city life and culture, drawing on the author's "snarktographer" viral sensation to highlight entries pinpointing where people can find "real dim sum," "the worse Trader Joes ever," where "Suburbanites Buy Drugs" and the home of "Retired Mafioso."