I found a publisher! Seltzertopia hits the shelves late 2018

Get ready! In the fall of 2018, Seltzertopia: The Effervescent Age will finally hit the shelves.

Burt Reynolds celebrating the upcoming publication of Seltzertopia
Burt Reynolds celebrating the upcoming publication of Seltzertopia by Behrman House.

After more than a decade and a half of original research, delving into texts both ancient and digital, resources human and imbibed, Seltzertopia covers the more than 200 year history of seltzer manufacturing, by introducing the fascinating but little known historical and contemporary figures who have kept the bubbles flowing and exploring its diverse cultural impact in such areas as personal and global health, comedy, personal identity, and much more.

I wrote it because I love a good story, seltzer’s tale has never been told, and once I learned it I could not let it go.

If you are passionate about seltzer, or hold a general interest in food literature, micro-histories, or maker/DIY culture, this is the book for you (or your loved one).

It’s also just a damn good read.

In 1883 the Behrman family landed at Castle Garden in New York Harbor.
In 1883 the Behrman family landed at Castle Garden in New York Harbor.

I am delighted to be working with Behrman House. Nearly a hundred years old, this family run business is in perfect synch with a book that is about maintaining traditions over time through the dedication of mom-and-pop-style business practices.

I can’t thank you enough – the thousands of you who have supported me and this project through email, this blog, the podcast, and on Facebook and Twitter – sending me ideas, providing me feedback, mailing me photos, documents and books, and in general sharing your passion for seltzer.

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