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Is it weird that the Wolverine State may never have had any wolverines in it? We think so, and that suits us fine. The weirder the better, we say, and Michigan falls perfectly into that category. Oh, sure, big-time heroes like Charles Lindbergh and Madonna hail from here, and so does President Gerald Ford, but do they compare to superhero Captain Jackson, who strolls around town in a purple cape doing good deeds? Well, yes, maybe they do, but the captain, in our opinion, is more representative of our fine state. ...
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Overview

Is it weird that the Wolverine State may never have had any wolverines in it? We think so, and that suits us fine. The weirder the better, we say, and Michigan falls perfectly into that category. Oh, sure, big-time heroes like Charles Lindbergh and Madonna hail from here, and so does President Gerald Ford, but do they compare to superhero Captain Jackson, who strolls around town in a purple cape doing good deeds? Well, yes, maybe they do, but the captain, in our opinion, is more representative of our fine state. Because, let's face it, Michigan has a great big quantity of . . . weirdness. That's how we were able to entice best-selling author Linda Godfrey to swim over from Wisconsin, grab a notebook, and track down all kinds of serious weirdness for you, Motown flowing through her headphones the whole time.

Just turn the pages and see what she found. Read about the guru of toilet paper, the Devil's Soup Bowl, a bottle house and a bottle tower, our own Bigfoot, a pickle barrel house, the world's fastest cow, a fire breather and an eyeball smoker, the Outhouse Classic, UFOs of every size and shape, crop circles, and brown goo. Just don't, no matter how tired you are, even think about sitting in the Witch's Chair.

It's a great state. Especially since we have lots of lake monsters and all our residents live no more than six miles from an inland lake—at least that's what our state's official Web site says. But Linda will take you way beyond what the governor's office will tell you—to say nothing of what your history teacher left out of the lesson plans. We think you'll agree that Weird Michigan, a brand-new entry in the best-selling Weird U.S. series, is a trip no self-respecting Michigander (or Michiganian, if you prefer—and that's pretty odd, don't you think?) would ever want to miss.
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Michigan is awash with weirdness. The Great Lakes State has more than its fair share of water monsters, UFOs, would-be superheroes, crop circles, brown goo, and outgoing ghosts. Linda Godfrey, the author of Weird Wisconsin, has wandered across the border to illuminate readers about topics that include fire breathers, Gerald Ford, and the world's fastest cow. Recommended even for the faint of heart and the weak of spirit.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402739071
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 7/25/2006
  • Series: Weird Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 83,169
  • Product dimensions: 9.38 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.16 (d)

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    A must for anyone moving out of michigan

    While shopping for a book about Michigan to remind me of this beautiful place when i leave the state, I have came across this book. Its not a traditional Michigan book about the beatuful sand dunes that toouch the sparkling blue waters of Michigan. Instead its a book is compiled of everything thats not in the normal Michigan book.

    Lets face it, Michiganders are crazy (in a good way). The authors have seemed to capture some of the crazyness with the local myths and urban ledgands that you may be familliar with, As well as history. I recently moved out of Michgan and I find myself reading this book and laughing, shaking my head, and being amazed with all of the crazy michigan ledgands that i have only heard bits of.

    While the illustrations are not that great the short stories compiled in this book are.

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