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"Selling the Amish offers insights into Amish Country tourism that are both original and convincing. Trollinger’s attention to detail, and her judicious use of theory, means nothing less than a fresh new reading of this deeply American phenomenon."

"Millions of people (this reviewer included) visit Ohio's Amish country, but few consider the penetrating insights Trollinger raises... Following an excellent review of Amish history and belief, she looks at what tourists find when they 'connect' with the plain people... A great book!"

"Trollinger begins Selling the Amish with a praiseworthy overview of Amish history. She enriches her analysis with theories and concepts of tourism: consumer culture, preservation, authenticity, social drama, commemoration, and exotic encounters."

"The book is highly readable and well documented, making it accessible to students and useful to scholars and those interested in Amish studies."

"Susan Trollinger... covers many Amish Country themes that reveal much about tourists and their ideas of the Amish in her book Selling the Amish: The Tourism of Nostalgia... She makes the book accessible to a general audience by writing both as a tourist and as an academic."