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Part "Weird U.S." and part "Roadside America," GROSSAMERICAoffers families a road trip through the USA that would delight the King of Bad Taste John Waters and the unflappable guys on MTV's "Jackass."

Sure, you could use your vacation days to take the family to the beach again. Or, you could plan a trip to see brains in jars, frozen dead guys, and visit a factory that makes
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 11th 2012 by TarcherPerigee
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Kitty Honeycutt
Aug 16, 2012 Kitty Honeycutt rated it it was amazing
Book Title: "Gross America”
Author: Richard Faulk
Published By: Tarcher-Penguin
Age Recommended: 14+
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5

Review: Many times it’s hard to find one word that can describe a book… in this case that one word would be, YUCK! That word is not meant in a bad way but in a way to describe what the reader will find on the inside. Gross America is by far one of those very informative books that gets you interested while making you think… SERIOUSLY!?
I never knew that so man
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K
Oct 18, 2012 K rated it really liked it
This book is quite entertaining, but, as the title indicates, Gross America is pretty disgusting. Richard Faulk has taken the time to examine all things gross, icky, and quirky across America. With over half of the states represented here, and lots of details, Gross America is a unique look at American culture.
There are some yucky features, such as the Hair Museum of Missouri,the Corpse Flower which smells as bad as it sounds, the world's largest fungus in Oregon, and the fake vomit manufactured
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Jessica at Book Sake
Oct 21, 2012 Jessica at Book Sake rated it really liked it
I’ve always been a fan of the weird and strange vacation attractions are interesting to me. The book is organized by regions of the U.S. and gives you the lowdown on some strange places to visit in the states. I’ve only been to one of these gross places and heard of a few others, so there is a fountain of gross knowledge in this book.

This isn’t simply a listing of sites to visit. Each gross place tells you about what you will see there and the history behind it. An extensive history is available
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Amanda
Jun 30, 2014 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Albino redwoods.
Flameless cremation.
Human leather books.
Skull collections.
Brains in jars.
Embalming techniques.
Oophorectomy/ovariectomy.
Henry Ward compared to Indiana Jones.
These are a few of my favorite things? Just kidding, merely topics you'll find covered amongst these pages.
Jessica
Hilarious, informative, gross and fascinating all in less than 300 pages.
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