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Seattle Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series) Paperback – September 1, 2009
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From the Back Cover
Whether you're a born-and-raised Seattle resident, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Seattle Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Steve Pomper introduces you to the city's weirdest and most outrageous characters and events, and takes you places you never could have imagined―some of them right around the corner!
• Learn how, in 1917, Seattle ended Canada's twenty-three years of Stanley Cup domination, becoming the first American hockey team to capture the title.
• Perk up at the Seattle Barista Academy, open to coffee connoisseurs and latté laypersons.
• Stand agape beside a truly pampered palm tree, part of an art installation under Interstate 5.
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If you're looking for a dry facts-only tour guide book, then this is not the book for you. This is not your typical dry informative tourist guide. This book is done with humor along the lines of Bill Speidel's Seattle Underground Tour (which I highly recommend taking!). If however you like a little typical Seattle Humor along with your facts, then I highly recommend picking up this book.
"...if I have no idea where downtown Seattle is located, or where the famous Pike Place Market is, it is very difficult to find that information without a time-consuming search through every section until I happen across it."
theliterarygirl this COULD be a problem except that like most, if not all, tourist guide books, there is an index in the back of the book for all the local tourist sights in alphabetical order, along with their page numbers, which should greatly simplify looking things up for you and anyone else unfamiliar with Seattle.
Lastly, I prefer a hard copy vs a Kindle for this kind of book. With any tour guide it's nice to be able to dog-ear a page, write notes in the margins, circle or mark a place or page in the index, etc.; so for that reason alone I would recommend picking up a hard copy vs the Kindle version.