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101 Places Not to See Before You Die By Catherine Price

101 Places Not to See Before You Die
by Catherine Price

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From the Grover Cleveland Service Area to the Beijing Museum of Tap Water to Euro Disney, this title brings you some of the unforgettable tales of the most ill-conceived museums, worst theme parks, and the grossest Superfund sites.
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101 Places Not to See Before You Die by Catherine Price

From the Grover Cleveland Service Area to the Beijing Museum of Tap Water to, of course, Euro Disney, "101 Places Not to See Before You Die" brings you unforgettable tales of the most ill-conceived museums, worst theme parks, and the grossest Superfund sites that you'll ever have the pleasure of not visiting. Journalist Catherine Price travels the globe - and beyond - for attractions that aren't worth the trip, like Jupiter's Worst Moon, an Outdoor Wedding During the 2021 Reemergence of the Great Eastern Cicada Brood, and Fan Hours at the Las Vegas Porn Convention. With guest entries from globe trotting writers including Nicholas Kristof, Michael Pollan, Rebecca Solnit, and A. J. Jacobs, "101 Places Not to See Before You Die" is filled with stories and anecdotes of misadventure to which any seasoned traveler can relate. It's also a testament to why we hit the road to begin with: to put ourselves in new and interesting situations, and to collect stories and memories that make even the worst experiences in the moment worth the trip. Irreverent and compulsively readable, "101 Places Not to See Before You Die" highlights destinations we can all live without - while reminding us why we're willing to put up with the bed bugs and the food poisoning and set out to explore the world.

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101 Places Not to See Before You Die Reviews


"This clever collection of travel advisories lists all the places that are definitely not worth a trip, including a rendering plant, Times Square on New Year's Eve, and, bien sur, Euro Disney." -- Entertainment Weekly "Price's delightful work is utterly hilarious." -- Arthur Frommer "Weird and funny." -- The Washington Post "Funny and engaging." -- USA Today "A hilarious look at some of the most uninviting, overcrowded, unsanitary, overhyped, and stomach-churning locales on the planet." -- Budget Travel "Amusing." -- The San Francisco Chronicle "Price is a delightful writer who manages to give readers more giggles in under-two-page entries than many writers could in an entire chapter... Highly recommended." -- Library Journal "101 Places Not to See Before You Die takes a fascinating and hilarious look at some of the least appealing places and events on the planet-from Montana's Testicle Festival to the Amsterdam Sexmuseum-and explains in lucid terms just what you'll be missing out on." -- Salon

About Catherine Price


Catherine Price is an avid traveler and writer who hopes never to see a body farm firsthand. Coauthor of The Big Sur Bakery Cookbook and a contributing editor at Popular Science, she has written for the New York Times, O, the Oprah Magazine, Salon, Slate, and The Best American Science Writing.

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GOR004396342
101 Places Not to See Before You Die by Catherine Price
Catherine Price
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
2010-07-01
272
0061787760
9780061787768
Short-listed for Green Mountain Book Award 2012
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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