Too Good To Be True

The Colossal Book of Urban Legends

Jan Harold Brunvand (Author, University of Utah)

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The colossal classic becomes even more colossal with a full new chapter of recent urban legends.

Alligators in the sewers? A pet in the microwave? No, it didn’t really happen to your friend’s sister’s neighbor: it’s an urban legend. And no matter how savvy you think you are, you are sure to find at least one story you always believed to be true in this colossal collection. Professor Jan Harold Brunvand is the leading authority on urban legends, and Too Good to Be True—now updated and expanded—is his most complete anthology. Whether you want to become an expert debunker or just have plenty of laughs, this book will surprise and entertain you.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2014
  • ISBN 978-0-393-34715-9
  • 6.2 × 9.3 in / 544 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“If you enjoy these too-good-to-be-true tales, Brunvand’s new book will give you hours of pleasure.” — Chicago Tribune

“Resonant stories that express our hidden anxieties [and] make us laugh.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Urban legends persist, argues Brunvand, because people can’t resist a good story. Read this book and you’ll agree.” — Playboy

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