Mike Lowery - One Star Wonders

From the mind of our favorite local author/illustrator, Mike Lowery, comes an absolutely hilarious new book focused on the Wonders of the World... and how they have disappointed travelers near and far. Perfect for fans of Subpar Parks and The Field Guide to the Dumb Birds of North America, One Star Wonders shows us some of the the world's most popular travel destinations from a new perspective and we are SO excited to throw a (hopefully five star) party to celebrate it! Come hang with us and Mike Lowery on July 8th at 7:00 PM and get your hands on this gem of a book! See below for more deets:


Admission: $0 That's right, admission is free! However, you still need to "purchase" a ticket for every person in your group. Reserve your space here!

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About the book:

Based on real-life one-star reviews, One Star Wonders provides a fascinating insight into the spectrum of human quirks, entitlement, and expectations. From the traveler who was “too cold” during their trip to see the Northern Lights to the woman who was confused that there was no king or queen in the Palace of Versailles, this hilarious gift book is like having the most inexperienced, least-traveled tour guide at your beck and call. Paired with Mike’s signature illustrations, One Star Wonders is a collection of sidesplitting reviews that will provide endless entertainment for travel and humor enthusiasts alike.

About the author:

Mike Lowery is a New York Times bestselling illustrator who has worked on dozens of books for children and adults. He’s also the author of many books, including Random Illustrated Facts and The Everything Awesome series from Scholastic books. He lives in Atlanta, GA and is married to illustrator Katrin Wiehle.

Event date: 
Saturday, July 8, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
133A East Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
One Star Wonders: The Worst Reviews of the World's Greatest Places By Mike Lowery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524874988
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - June 20th, 2023

Five-star reviews have long been the sought-after honor of the travel industry, but upon closer examination they become tedious in their predictability: "Iconic!" "Must-see!" "Worth the trip!" "One of the most beautiful landmarks in the world!” In other words, boring and inconclusive.