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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.
I found this book very engaging and fun to 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.
What was the point of this stupid "book", which is really just an overlong listicle? It sure has nothing to do with travel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jon Blackwell
I laughed four times and was shocked twice. Not enough to warrant.a purchase. Thank you though for encouraging people to not attend Burning Man.Published 8 months ago by fificlark
This humorous and easy read is about places you don't want or need to visit. However, it's definitely a book you want to read. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Roland Penttila
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 11 months 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 13 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 14 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 on February 26, 2012 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 Hmph