101 Places Not to See Before You Die

101 Places Not to See Before You Die

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by Catherine Price
     
 

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“I had no idea so many god-awful places exist in this world….Catherine Price is a hilarious guide to all that is sucky.”
 —Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer

 

Irreverent and compulsively readable, 101 Places Not to See Before You Die highlights desitinations we

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“I had no idea so many god-awful places exist in this world….Catherine Price is a hilarious guide to all that is sucky.”
 —Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: the Education of an Urban Farmer

 

Irreverent and compulsively readable, 101 Places Not to See Before You Die highlights desitinations we can all live without--like Jupiter's Worst Moon, an Outdoor Wedding During the 2021 Reemergence of the Great Eastern Cicada Brood, and fan hours at the Las Vegas Porn Convention--while reminding us why we're willing to put up with the bed bugs and the food poisoning and set out to explore the world.

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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062000040
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
816,150
File size:
4 MB

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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101 Places Not to See Before You Die 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Algonquins More than 1 year ago
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.
Piccer18 More than 1 year ago
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.
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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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