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Urban Legends

666 Absolutely True Stories That Happened to a Friend...of a Friend…of a Friend

Thomas J. Craughwell


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A fascinating, creepy, frightening, disgusting, and hilarious collection of some of the world's most popular and enduring tall tales.

With themes that run the gamut from funny to sick, risqué to informative, and frightening to disgusting, Urban Legends features fantastic yarns that are remarkable for their uncanny ability to travel the world by word of mouth. We've all heard the one about the alligators that roam New York City's sewers, or how "Mikey" of Life Cereal fame died from eating Pop Rocks mixed with Coke. And what about the flustered parents who left their baby on the car roof, or the scuba diver who was found in the middle of a forest after a fire? These classic tall tales are featured here in all of their creepy glory along with hundreds of others, and they're guaranteed to amuse, enlighten, and intrigue, but be careful: they may stick in your mind forever.

Black Dog & Leventhal, 9781579124663, 688pp.

Publication Date: March 14, 2005

About the Author

Thomas J. Craughwell is the author of several nonfiction books including Fandex Family Field Guides: 50 States, Saints for Every Occasion, Thomas Jefferson's Creme, and Stealing Lincoln's Body, which was adapted into a documentary by the History Channel. He lives in Bethel, Connecticut.