Ted McClelland has contributed to Mother Jones, Salon.com, and the Chicago Reader, where he wrote a popular column called "At the Track" featuring stories from the racetrack. He is currently the senior editor for Lake and writes the "Cheap Bachelor" feature for the Chicago Tribune.
"[A] hearty, good-natured homage." -- Booklist "The author struts an extensive knowledge of the area that makes this a must for fans of travel literature." -- Kirkus Reviews Captures a slice of North Americana with the precision of a Walker Evans photograph, and sentences worthy of John McPhee." --Neal Pollack, author, Alternadad "To [Ted McClelland], the North is a state of mind, and it is the Great Lakes region that fuels his imagination." --Chicago Tribune "Is there a Great Lakes culture? Damned straight, and Ted McClelland nails it." --Jerry Dennis, author, The Living Great Lakes and A Place on the Water " The Third Coast is much like the place it chronicles: interesting, not at all ostentatious, and a great amount of fun." --Tom Bissell, author, The Father of All Things "[A] quirky travelogue." -- Kenosha News "A very good read. I learned more about the Great Lakes region from it than I had in a half century of living in Michigan." -- The Bay City Times