Mar 102017

Images Challenging the Stereotype of Mobile Homes

Atglen, PA— Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., is pleased to announce the release of Don’t Call Them Trailer Trash: The Illustrated Mobile Home Story by John Brunkowski and Michael Closen featuring postcards, home advertising, emblems, newspaper articles, memorabilia, and other items of interest.

Although the phrase “trailer trash” is catchy and kitschy in describing mobile home living, this revealing peek into a stereotype that has dogged the mobile home since its earliest days challenges that label and defends the honor of the trailer home. Via nearly 400 colorful and fun images—including 300 postcards, home advertising, emblems, newspaper articles, memorabilia, and other items of interest—the novel point is made: the mobile home most assuredly deserves greater respect. Ten chapters explore features of mobile home living — from the history, residential parks and amenities, and mobile mansions to interior and exterior designs, and the people who live in them. So, keep an open mind. You may come away with a new attitude about the mobile home.

John Brunkowski and Michael Closen

About the Author
John Brunkowski and Michael Closen have traveled extensively in their RVs throughout Canada, Mexico, and the US for some 30 years, and they have journeyed to Europe several times. Everywhere they have gone, they have witnessed first hand their friends and family and other folks living the good life in mobile homes. So, they always wondered about the often-heard “trailer trash” stigma, and they finally decided to do something about it. This lighthearted, yet sincere, effort to debunk the “trailer trash” stereotype is the ninth book that John and Michael have written together, and it is Michael’s twentieth book. John received his BSN degree, did some graduate work, and served in the health care field for 25 years. Michael earned his BS, MA, and JD degrees and served as a college professor and arbitrator of business cases for 30 years. Their winter home is in Florida, and their summer house is in Maine.

About the Publisher
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is a family-owned, independent publisher of high-quality books. Since 1974, Schiffer has published thousands of titles on the diverse subjects that fuel our readers’ passions. From our traditional subjects of antiques and collectibles, arts and crafts, and military history, Schiffer has expanded its catalog to publish books on contemporary art and artists; architecture and design; food and entertaining; the metaphysical, paranormal and folklore; and pop and fringe culture, as well as books for children. Visit to explore our backlist of more than 5,800 titles.

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