Weird N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Weird N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

by Mark Moran, Mark Sceurman
     
 

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Praise for Weird N.J.:

“They are the chroniclers of the creepy, bards of the bizarre… Mr. Sceurman and Mr. Moran have created a journal of New Jersey’s unwritten history.” —The New York Times

“Enough with the head-severing mobsters of Jersey. The state is packed with far more evil than TV could ever invent.

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Praise for Weird N.J.:

“They are the chroniclers of the creepy, bards of the bizarre… Mr. Sceurman and Mr. Moran have created a journal of New Jersey’s unwritten history.” —The New York Times

“Enough with the head-severing mobsters of Jersey. The state is packed with far more evil than TV could ever invent. And Weird N.J. has the pictures to prove it.” —Rolling Stone

“If it’s the offbeat, paranormal or downright weird that you crave…there could be no better place”

USA Today

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
There's much more to New Jersey than highways and diners, and Sceurman and Moran do their part to exalt the state's lesser-known virtues in this "journal of strange travels," which goes far beyond the legend of the Jersey Devil. The book, which sheds light on "slightly offbeat or left of center" oddities of the Garden State, is a kooky compilation of roads less traveled, unexplained phenomenon and unsolved mysteries. The authors divide their work by subject, so there are chapters on strange roads (including Franklin Lakes's "gravity road," where cars in neutral travel uphill "as if forced by unseen hands"), local heroes and villains (such as Wyckoff's Midnight Walker, who's been scaring Bergen County teenagers for years) and eccentric abodes (like Richie and Leila Zorzi's Kendall Park home, which boasts a bowling ball collection on the front lawn). In a more serious vein, the book also devotes a good chunk of pages to more unusual aspects of New Jersey's history. The magazine-like format, perked up with numerous photos, perfectly suits the subject's quirky nature. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402766855
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
05/05/2009
Series:
Weird Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
371,749
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.99(d)

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