Urban Legends by Ngaire E. Genge
The As-Complete-As-One-Could-Be Guide to Modern Myths

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Urban Legends is a remarkably complete collection of the modern myths that make the rounds in offices, college dorms, and every other place where people tell the stories that spring from our deepest fears and fascinations.

Every culture has its folktales including ours. Except, instead of involving gods and goddesses or princes and princesses, ours involve "some guy my sister's best friend knows" or "someone who woke up in a motel room." They happened, supposedly, to real people, usually recently, in a particular place. And they touch the most sensitive nerves of our psyches with ironic twists, gross-out shocks, and moral lessons learned the hard way.

From the classic tale "The Mexican Pet" in which the "dog" turns out to be no Chihuahua to the more unappetizing story of condoms as fast-food burger garnish, from surgically skilled kidney thieves to sexual experiments that end in the emergency room, Urban Legends relates more 300 of the most enticing, macabre, and unforgettable tales. Expertly told, they are arranged in such chapters as "Crazy Little Thang Called Sex," "Oh, Scare Me," "Campus Capers," "Corporate Convolutions," and "So Much For Comfort Food."

Fascinating, chilling, and occasionally repulsive, Urban Legends has all your favorites and hundreds more.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Ngaire E. Genge

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N.E. Genge is the author of numerous books, including The Buffy Chronicles and The Unofficial X-Files Companion. She lives in Labrador City, Newfoundland.
Published May 27, 2010 by Crown. 354 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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