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

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W. W. Norton & Company, Apr 17, 1988 - Fiction - 221 pages

"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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Cult Book: Brunvand has made himself a cult figure with his attacks on urban legends. Unfortunately, he has spawned a cult of know-it-alls who see the debunking of urban legends as the only end of ... Read full review

The Mexican pet: more "new" urban legends and some old favorites

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Brunvand's previous collections of urban legends (slightly fantastic stories that circulate in contemporary society), The Vanishing Hitchhiker and The Choking Doberman , have been extremely popular ... Read full review

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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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