Book List in Order:10 titles

  • 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...


  • An anthology of the most chilling urban legends of all time collected by the maestro himself. Urban legends are those strange, but seemingly credible tales that always happen to a friend of a friend. For the first time, Professor Jan Harold Brunvand,...



  • The definitive word on the subject from the dean of urban legend studies. We all know those stories that are too bizarre to be true―roasted babies, vanishing hitchhikers, scuba divers in trees―but have you heard about the ice man or the bullet ba...


  • Pins down the qualities that give urban legends their air of authenticity and make them hard to believe yet impossible to dismiss. This book is suitable for those interested in popular culture and events....


  • America's premier folk detective is back on the case, sniffing out those zany but dubious stories that "really happened" to a friend of your sister's boyfriend's accountant's mechanic. Jan Harold Brunvand-"Mr. Ur...


  • From the master folklorist and sly wit, Jan Brunvand, comes a collection of all-new urban legends. Did your cousin's wife's dentist's daughter go to the tanning parlor once too often and had her insides cooked? Has your hus...


  • "A uniquely entertaining book: edifying scholarship, diverting social history."―Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times "[The book] captures the spirit of convivial storytelling and even encourages the activity. . . . Many readers . . . will be gratified...


  • The book that launched America's urban legend obsession!The Vanishing Hitchhiker was Professor Brunvand's first popular book on urban legends, and it remains a classic. The culmination of twenty years of collection and research, this book is a must-h...






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