I learned of the Happy Belly guide to gelato in Italy a while ago, but just learned that they recently published ice cream guides for different regions of the US: west coast, midwest, east coast (see link). Their website intro sounds very much in tune w/ my Chowhound philosophy.
Does anyone have personal experience w/ these books? They're sold on Amazon, but only the East Coast one has reviews (very positive so far). I'm most interested in the West Coast one since I live in CA, but the other ones would be great for traveling. Am also thinking they'd make great little gifts. Has anyone seen these at the McBookstores like Borders or B&N? Thanks for any info!