New Jersey Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

New Jersey Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

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by Peter Genovese
     
 

New Jersey--home of "The Sopranos,' ten-story-high landfills, and the ugliest highway in the history of pavement (the New Jersey Turnpike), also claims the world's best spaghetti, nicest sandwich, and biggest ice cream cone, not to mention world-famous crabs, cheesesteaks, chili dogs, peanut brittle, and milkshakes. But it's not all about food. Within these pages

Overview

New Jersey--home of "The Sopranos,' ten-story-high landfills, and the ugliest highway in the history of pavement (the New Jersey Turnpike), also claims the world's best spaghetti, nicest sandwich, and biggest ice cream cone, not to mention world-famous crabs, cheesesteaks, chili dogs, peanut brittle, and milkshakes. But it's not all about food. Within these pages you will discover animal actors, the nation's oldest nudist camp, and International Castor Oil Association (which is taking new members).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762725274
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Curiosities Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Manasquan resident Pete Genovese is a feature writer for The (Newark, NJ) Star-Ledger and author of Roadside New Jersey, Jersey Diners, and The Great American Road Trip: US 1, Maine to Florida. Winner of various state press association awards, he was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his Rwanda series. He oversees and writes the Munchmobile series, and authors a weekly food review column, "Eat with Pete."

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New Jersey Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While this book was okay, I was kind of disappointed. It seems to just be rehashed articles from the author's previous two books, Roadside NJ and Jersey Diners, without all of the great pictures that originally accompanied them. I would recommend buying one of those books, which are still published by Rutgers University Press, rather than this one.