What’s With Cincinnati? by Micha O’Connor

The book’s subtitle sums it up: “The Quirks, Personality and Charm of the Queen City.” Writing in a snappy magazine style, Micha O’Connor takes a stab at explaining what makes Cincinnati tick, from our favorite foods and local icons to the way we talk. A section on slang discusses our peculiar use of “Please?” to mean “Excuse me,” noting its possible German origin, and why we call drive-thru convenience stores “pony kegs.”