Jerome A. Pohlen

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General Information

Name: Jerome A. Pohlen

Pen Name: Jermone Pohlen

Birth Year: N/A

Place of Birth: Colorado

Website: N/A

Email: jpohlen@ipgbook.com


Illinois Connection

Pohlen currently resides in Berwyn, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Pohlen is a travel writer and editor. His "Oddball" series of books (Oddball Illinois, Oddball Wisconsin, Oddball Indiana, and Oddball Colorado) have been called "the definitive guides to offbeat destinations." He is currently at work on three new editions to the series featuring strange places and unique sights to be found in Minnesota, Florida and Ohio. Reviewers have called his series of books "irresistible, hilarious, well-written and informative".

Pohlen works for Chicago Review Press as an editor. He also writes and performs travel essays built around interviews he would tape during his research for his "Oddball Books" for the Eight Forty-Eight show on WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR affiliate. He has written for the Chicago Reader, and a little-known magazine called Crime Wave. He has also written about 20 educational books and science kits, few of which are available in trade outlets (or Amazon), but are still sold through teacher book clubs, catalogs, and stores.

A lifelong politically active citizen, Pohlen was the youngest delegate at the 1982 Colorado Democratic Convention, has served in the Peace Corps, and has run for Congress.

Published Works

  • Geometry and Fractions with Geoboards; Problem-Solving Activities Grades 3-6, Learning Resources, Inc., 1996
  • Oddball Illinois, A Guide to Some Really Strange Places, Chicago Review Press, 2000
  • Oddball Colorado, A Guide to Some Really Strange Places, Chicago Review Press, 2002
  • Oddball Wisconsin, Chicago Review Press, 2001
  • Oddball Indiana, A Guide to Some Really Strange Places, Chicago Review Press, 2002
  • Oddball Minnesota, A Guide to Some Really Strange Places, Chicago Review Press, 2003
  • Oddball Florida, A Guide to Some Really Strange Places, Chicago Review Press, 2003
  • Oddball Ohio, A Guide to Some Really Strange Places, Chicago Review Press, 2004
  • Oddball Iowa: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places, Chicago Review Press, 2005
  • Oddball Texas: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places, Chicago Review Press, 2006
  • Progressive Nation: A Travel Guide with 400+ Left Turns and Inspiring Landmarks, Chicago Review Press, 2008

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Oddball Colorado: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places (Oddball series)

ISBN: 1556524609
Release Date: 2002-09-01

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Oddball Wisconsin: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places (Oddball series)

ISBN: 1556523769
Release Date: 2001-04-01

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Oddball Florida: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places (Oddball series)

ISBN: 1556525036
Release Date: 2003-11-01

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Oddball Ohio: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places (Oddball series)

ISBN: 1556525230
Release Date: 2004-05-01

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Oddball Iowa: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places (Oddball series)

ISBN: 1556525648
Release Date: 2005-04-01

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Oddball Texas: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places (Oddball series)

ISBN: 1556525834
Release Date: 2006-02-01

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Progressive Nation: A Travel Guide with 400+ Inspiring Landmarks and Left Turns

ISBN: 1556527179
Release Date: 2008-06-01

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Literary Awards

Parent`s Choice Award, National Parenting Publications Award.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Jerome A. Pohlen on WorldCat

Jerome A. Pohlen on Amazon

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