ATG Quirkies: It’s All About the Books in This Nathan’s Hot Dog Competition

nathans-famous-the-first-100-years-of-americas-favorite-frankfurter-company-book-coverNathan’s Famous, the Coney Island hot-dog emporium is celebrating its 100th anniversary!   Commemorating the occasion there are at least two books being published recounting the history of the famed New York institution.   And to keep it all in the family, both books are by grandsons of  the original founder, Nathan Handwerker.

“Nathan’s Famous: The First 100 Years. An Unauthorized View of America’s Favorite Frankfurter Company,” by William Handwerker was published last month.  And not to be out done, his cousin Lloyd, just released  “Famous Nathan: A Family Saga of Coney Island, the American Dream, and the Search for the Perfect Hot Dog,”.  famous nathan

Although there is some overlap in the two books, William and Lloyd come at the story from two entirely different perspectives so fans of the Coney Island eatery will want to check out both.

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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