Read this book immediately, so you will sound smart and knowledgeable when your out-of-town guests ask tough questions about our glorious town.
—Daniel Handler, Author of Lemony Snickett’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
Written with a deft touch and plenty of humor, Why Is That Bridge Orange? fills each compact chapter with enough new information to instruct and entertain even a 35-year resident like myself. It’s the rare tourist book that will appeal as much (if not more) to locals.
—Judy Irving, Producer-Director, The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
As a city boy and non-fiction writer focusing on North Beach history, my first reaction to this book was “Dang, why didn’t I think of that?” Art Peterson answers questions that have lingered in my mind for years and provides a history and guide that is hard to put down.
—Dick Boyd, Author of Broadway North Beach: The Golden Years
A perfect blend of history, mystery, and great photography.
—Catherine Accardi, Author of San Francisco’s North Beach and Telegraph Hill and San Francisco Landmarks
San Francisco’s charms and endless fascinations come to life in this enthralling page turner. Even longtime San Franciscans will learn a lot from it.
—Timothy Ferris, Longtime San Franciscan and Author of Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Why Is That Bridge Orange? is one of a kind. This book brings together an incredible variety of San Francisco experience and tells the story of one of the greatest cities of the world in a way that is lively, educational, and entertaining.
—David Chiu, President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors