Less than a week after the Boise-Nampa area was declared the “most secure” place to live in America comes a different view.
A reader–and NPR (public radio)–tell us of a new book which includes mention of Boise’s neighbor to the west.
Nampa was featured in Dave Gilmartin’s list of “The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America,” a newly published book that includes, “over 80 of the dirtiest, smelliest, most miserable cesspools and armpits of this great land of ours.”
Of Nampa, Gilmartin writes, “It’s hard to say who’s got it worse, the cows or the huddled masses of high school drop outs Nampa cranks out annually, whose prospects start with the meat plant and end with the sugar factory across town.”
Our reader opines, “We can only hope this little tome will help slow down the reservations at the newest ‘Stepford Wives’ golfing community at Hunter’s Point.”
Of course the truth is that Nampa is neither the “most secure” nor a “cesspool.” You probably won’t find Nampa’s Mayor Tom rushing out to one of the bookstores in his latest unique shopping mall to buy a copy of Gilmartin’s book.
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