101 Places Not to See Before You Die

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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, ...

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Arthur Frommer
“Price’s delightful work is utterly hilarious.”
The Washington Post
“Weird and funny.”
USA Today
“Funny and engaging.”
Budget Travel
“A hilarious look at some of the most uninviting, overcrowded, unsanitary, overhyped, and stomach-churning locales on the planet.”
The San Francisco Chronicle
“Amusing.”
Entertainment Weekly
“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.”
Salon
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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061787768
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/22/2010
  • Pages: 249
  • Sales rank: 964,440
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted February 20, 2012

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    Don't bother reading this book before you die either...

    I love travel books and when I picked this one up I thought it would be a nice change to read about places I shouldn't go. However most of the places are not even travel destinations, just made up locations or places that don't exist anymore. They are just lame jokes the author thinks are funny. Several of the entries are single sentences intended to be funny and extremely crude. I was extremely let down. The authors attempt at humor failed miserably. If you are looking for a good travel book don't bother with this one. I couldn't have had a more miserable time reading.

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  • Posted May 13, 2011

    Here's one of 101 books NOT to buy before you die.

    Although I love my NookColor, here's the real disadvantage of buying a book like "101 Places"- that you don't have the ability to thumb through it before purchasing, to find out just what a horrible waste of time this book is. What a disappointment. Although I was hoping for a fun little "anti-travel" book, what I got was a sophomoric list of "places" NO one would over go to- The Beijing Museum of Tap Water?" "Your Boss's Bedroom?" "Rush Hour On A Samoan Bus" (that's a place?), and of course, "The Inside Of A Spotted Hyena's Birth Canal." Some "places" are a paragraph long- and some even shorter. The book is a joke. An unfunny joke. Save your money.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Yyou can write a better book if you have gone anywhere even on week end trips

    Any town on christmas day or thanksgiving try to find anywhere open to eat not even a subway get a tv dinner day before as many motels have micro waves in room avoid any city that ends a street address with north or any direction cause its trouble

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