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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.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
If you take this for what it is, it's a fun read.
Whereas books like Crap Towns would savage places in a funny way, here the author seems sometimes snobbish and anti-popularist, which isn't that fun to read.
101 Places Not To See Before You Die isn't really a guidebook for figuring out where not to go on your summer vacation.
It seemed like for every chapter about a "real" place to avoid there was a joke chapter. I don't care enough to actually work out the percentages, but there might have actually... Read morePublished 1 month ago by E. Truman
I bought this book as a present at Christmas time. I bought it for someone who has a great sense of humor and I thought this would give him a few more laughs. I think it did.Published 4 months ago by Mary D. Driscoll
This was clever and funny and my son-in-law, for whom it was purchased, thought it was also. He lives in Chicago and got a kick out of the piece on Weiner World.Published 5 months ago by Wendy C. Rotondo
The title of the book is somewhat misleading in that some of these "places" are not places you would ever be in a position to see: some are in the past, like "An Island off... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Paul Arking
The first time I looked at this book, I thought, "What's the point?", because if there's a place NOT worthy of going to in the world, I'll realize it before I book the trip, so I... Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by Incessant Cleaner
This is a hilarious travel book of places not worthwhile to go to for a number of reasons. Great for reading aloud!Published on June 12, 2011 by Katy Bejarano
Amusing, but a little scattered. It reads like a blog turned into a book, with even less of the little narrative continuity I'd expect from a list-like book. Read morePublished on December 26, 2010 by A. Argyriou
There are a dozen or so funny pages in Catherine Price's book, 101 Places Not to See Before You Die. Read morePublished on November 18, 2010 by Stephen T. Hopkins
Continuing in the vein of offbeat books I've been reading of late, I picked up an interesting and amusing read at the library this week... Read morePublished on September 5, 2010 by Thomas Duff