The Cockroach Hall of Fame: And One Hundred One Other Off-the-Wall Museums

The Cockroach Hall of Fame: And One Hundred One Other Off-the-Wall Museums

by Sandra Gurvis

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Gurvis, a contributor to People and other magazines, has created a curious volume about the oddities contained in America's off-beat museums. The range is quite wide, with entries ranging from the Lunchbox Museum in Columbus, Georgia, the Center for the History of Foot Care and Foot Wear in Philadelphia, and the Johnstown Flood Museum in Pennsylvania. After reading the book, the author's rationale for selection of the sites remains unclear. Rather than a directory, this book consists of a rather breezy montage of journalism and travel memoirs, with a ``human interest'' theme often appearing. Consistent with her casual style, Gurvis cites costs as ``slight fees'' or ``admission charged''; however, she includes phone numbers for further information. Suitable for public libraries with large travel collections. (Introduction not seen.)-Robin P. Peek, GSLIS, Simmons Coll., Boston

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Carol Publishing Group
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5.86(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.71(d)

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Sandra Gurvis has written hundreds of magazine articles and authored 10 books, including Day Trips from Columbus and America’s Strangest Museums. She lives in Columbus.

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