Too Good to Be True

Too Good to Be True

The Colossal Book of Urban Legends

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of oft-repeated urban legends brings together the best of modern myths, from the stoned baby sitter who mistook a baby for a turkey to the fabulously expensive recipe for chocolate chip cookies

Book News
For those wary of being fooled, some 200 anecdotes which circulate in various versions among the populace as "true" are arranged in sections, roughly by category e.g. dog tales, cars, babies and baby-sitters, accidents, contaminations, the criminal mind, among others. Each is introduced with sources and a bit of history about its origins. The author (emeritus, U. of Utah) has written several other books on the subject. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

In a hilarious, insightful exploration of the "urban legend," the author debunks many sacred modern-day myths, from the stoned baby sitter who mistook a baby for a turkey to the fabulously expensive recipe for chocolate chip cookies. 10,000 first printing. Doubleday.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, 1999
ISBN: 9780393047349
9780393320886
0393047342
039332088X
Characteristics: 480 p. : ill ; 25 cm

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