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101 Places Not to See Before You Die - by Catherine Price (Paperback)

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Highlights

  • "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 sûr, Euro Disney.
  • Green Mountain Book Award 2012 4th Winner
  • Author(s): Catherine Price
  • 272 Pages
  • Humor, Topic

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About the Book



Stories and memories that make even the worst experiences worth the trip. With guest entries from globetrotting writers including Nicholas Kristof, Michael Pollan, Rebecca Solnit, and A.J. Jacobs, journalist Price's high-spirited collection of misadventures explores some of the least-appealing destinations and travel experiences in the world.



Book Synopsis



"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 sûr, Euro Disney." -- Entertainment Weekly

A spirited, ingenious, tongue-in-cheek guide to some of the least appealing destinations and experiences in the world.

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 lively tales of the most ill-conceived museums, worst theme parks, and grossest Superfund sites that you'll ever have the pleasure of not visiting. Journalist Catherine Price travels the globe for stories of misadventure to which any seasoned traveler can relate--including guest entries from writers such as Nicholas Kristof, Mary Roach, Michael Pollan, Rebecca Solnit, and A. J. Jacobs--and along the way she discovers that the worst experiences are often the ones we'll never forget.



From the Back Cover



Because bad places make good stories

The Testicle Festival - Garbage City - Rush Hour on a Samoan Bus - Y our Boss's Bedroom - Ibiza on a Family Vacation - Stonehenge - The Road of Death - A North Korean Gulag - Fucking, Austria - And 92 More!

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 lively tales of the most ill-conceived museums, worst theme parks, and grossest Superfund sites that you'll ever have the pleasure of not visiting. Journalist Catherine Price travels the globe for stories of misadventure to which any seasoned traveler can relate--including guest entries from writers such as Nicholas Kristof, Mary Roach, Michael Pollan, Rebecca Solnit, and A. J. Jacobs--and along the way she discovers that the worst experiences are often the ones we'll never forget.



Review Quotes




"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 sûr, 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


Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: .45 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 272
Genre: Humor
Sub-Genre: Topic
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Theme: Travel
Format: Paperback
Author: Catherine Price
Language: English
Street Date: June 22, 2010
TCIN: 12275045
UPC: 9780061787768
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-9609
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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