Too Good to be True, by Jan Brunvand

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One of the by-products of the war against terrorism is the revival of urban myths. Tales of Muslim gentlemen advising kindly passers-by not to go shopping on a particular day have been circulating for weeks. So Brunvand's vast collection of modern urban legends couldn't be more timely.

One of the by-products of the war against terrorism is the revival of urban myths. Tales of Muslim gentlemen advising kindly passers-by not to go shopping on a particular day have been circulating for weeks. So Brunvand's vast collection of modern urban legends couldn't be more timely. Arranged by subject, so you can dive straight in and renew acquaintance with the hairy-armed hitch-hiker, this is a book of modern folklore in the making: gruesome, but strangely reassuring.

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