Connecticut Curiosities (Paperback)

Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

By Susan Campbell, Bill Heald

Globe Pequot, 9780762741038, 272pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2006

List Price: 13.95*
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Laugh your way through Connecticut!Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Constitution State has to offer!Discover the Village of the Damned, the rapids of Satan's Kingdom, and where Hitchcock staged a murder pact.Check out the view from inside a sperm whale's mouth, from the seat of a historic merry-go-round, and from a flying Statue of Liberty head.Meet a tomato wizard, the flagman of Long Wharf, and a starlet-turned-nun who once boogied alongside Elvis.Whether you were born and raised in Connecticut or are a recent transplant, authors Susan Campbell and Bill Heald will have you laughing out loud as they introduce you to the neighbors you never knew you had and take you to the places you never knew existed - right in your own backyard.

About the Author

Susan Campbell is an award-winning, nationally syndicated columnist and feature writer for the "Hartford Courant." She lives in Marlborough, Connecticut.

Bill Heald is a writer and photographer whose articles about trends and travel from New York to New Zealand appear regularly in "Rider" magazine and in many other motorcycle-related publications as well as on He lives in Hampton, Connecticut.

They are two Connecticut residents with witty senses of humor and a taste for the tasteless and the offbeat--who also manage to hold respectable jobs. Together they bring new meaning to the word "silly."