The Mexican Pet: More "New" Urban Legends and Some Old Favorites

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W. W. Norton & Company, Apr 17, 1988 - Fiction - 224 pages
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"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 to know that Brunvand intends to continue this series of relaxed, unofficial excursions into popular legends. Admirers of curiosa and the psychology of crowds cannot afford to miss them." —Kirkus Reviews
  

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Contents

Animal Stories
21
The Can of Snakes
28
Exploding Animals
35
The Choking Doberman
41
Automobiles
49
The Decapitated Pet or Person
56
The Killer in the Backseat
58
The Severed Fingers
65
A Snake Story
114
The Avon Flasher
121
The Blind Date
126
Caught
132
The Guilty Dieter
141
The Helpful Mafia Neighbor
147
The HairyArmed Hitchhiker
157
Product Misuse Legends and Legal Horror Stories
164

The War Profiteer
71
I Believe in Mary Worth
80
The Wrong Teeth
87
The Secret Ingredient
93
The Eaten Pets
99
The Jewish Secret Tax
106
The GayJesus Film Petition
175
Legends of Academe
191
Dorm Life and Death
201
Index
209
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Jan Harold Brunvand lives in Salt Lake City, where he is professor emeritus at the University of Utah. He is the author of numerous books, including The Vanishing Hitchhiker; The Choking Doberman; The Baby Train; Too Good to Be True; and Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid.

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