The Official Tailgating Book of the American Tailgaters Association

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tailgating is not a spectator’s sport. And don’t you dare call it a picnic. It’s a roll-up-your-sleeves, pre-game right-of-passage for sports fans across America. But what makes tailgating unique? For Stephen Linn, author of The Ultimate Tailgater’s Handbook (Rutledge Hill Press, August 2005, ISBN: 1-4016-0224-X, Price: $14.99), tailgating combines athletic competition with the All-U-Can Eat Buffet in a way that no other pastime does. Linn’s fascination with this pastime led to a surprisingly practical book that offers a sweeping exploration of tailgating.

Caption: Book Jacket for “The Ultimate Tailgater’s Handbook” by Stephen Linn. Credit – Rutledge Hill Press.

In the book, Linn speculates on everything from the history of tailgating (the Battle of Manassas in 1861 might have been the first tailgate) to why tailgaters should view their charcoal grills as a link to “the dim and distant past.”

Other topics covered in The Ultimate Tailgater’s Handbook include:

* How “theme tailgates” can spice up any pre-game meal (e.g., “Fiesta Tailgates”)

* Charcoal versus gas grills: The benefits and drawbacks of each

* Important grill and drink accessories

* Proper attire for the casual, formal, and “extreme fan” tailgater (with seasonal variations)

* Food and beverage recipes

* Ways to set up a tailgate, complete with sketches

* Tailgating information for all thirty-two NFL stadiums, thirty-two NASCAR tracks, and over 100 Division 1-A college football teams

With sketches and quirky observations, The Ultimate Tailgater’s Handbook is written for any fan of sports and food who has dared to combine the two. And as Linn writes, anyone who reads the book is sure to be the envy of family, friends, and “most importantly, everyone in the parking lot.”

Stephen Linn is the founder and president of 4964 Productions and its publishing division, Interactive Blvd, which create and produce television shows and books. A former award-winning television news anchor and reporter, he also owns a marketing company in Nashville, where he lives with his wife and twin daughters.

National contests associated with The Ultimate Tailgater’s Handbook are “Win A Bowl Game Weekend” including a trip to the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl Presented By Bridgestone and “Are You America’s Ultimate Tailgater.”

For more information visit www.theultimatetailgater.com.

Stephen Linn is available for media interviews on the topic of tailgating and his new book The Ultimate Tailgater’s Handbook. To request a review copy or to schedule an interview, please contact Shanon Underwood at shanon @ psmediarelations.com or 615.498.2189.

News issued by: Rutledge Hill Press

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