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Urban Legends: 666 Absolutely True Stories That Happened to a Friend...of a Friend?of a Friend

3.89  ·  Rating Details  ·  145 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Combining Black Dog’s three very successful hardcover collections of “urban legends” (Alligators in the Sewer, The Baby on the Car Roof, and The Cat in the Dryer) into one stupendous volume, Urban Legends is the ultimate collection of those outlandish tales people love to share. With themes that run the gamut from funny to sick, risqué to informative, frightening to disgus ...more
Paperback, 688 pages
Published March 14th 2005 by Black Dog & Leventhal (first published 2002)
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Kayleigh Offley
Aug 09, 2015 Kayleigh Offley rated it it was amazing
A great collection of urban legends, really enjoyable to read!
Jul 08, 2007 Gwyn rated it it was amazing
This book is really three of Thomas' books smooshed together. I was pretty disappointed when I got it because I had two of them already and was planning on using this as airport reading.

It's still a great read though. Fun, entertaining. It also isn't quick to debunk a story, this book gives you an idea where the story may have come from. Personally when I buy Urban Legend books I'm not looking for the author to tell me how stupid and wrong the story is. So this one is a really good read.
Apr 02, 2011 Vicky rated it really liked it
I've got to admit, I really like this book. It's an easy read that always gives me a laugh everytime I pick it up, I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a giggle at some funny tales, and to anyone who is interested in urban legends, which really should be everyone. :)
Katherine Furman
Jul 09, 2007 Katherine Furman rated it really liked it
Who doesn't love urban legends? If you don't, we're not friends anymore. And really we probably never were b/c I don't associate with people like you. Anyway, this book quenches the thirst for bizarro stories you can't help but yell "No way!" when you hear them.
Feb 20, 2008 Kirsty rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed reading this. It was interesting to read about the various stories that I've heard that are actually urban legends. It was also slightly scary how many of them I had believed!!!
Heather Colacurcio
Oct 05, 2009 Heather Colacurcio rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This is one of the best collections of Urban Legends available in print. Comprehensive, funny and even scary, this book will have you sharing these creepy stories with your friends.
Dec 15, 2008 angrykitty rated it it was amazing
i am such a sucker for urban legends....these are nice and quick, and pretty well known. i mean, i recognized most of them, which was both good and bad....
Brittany Sturges
Nov 06, 2010 Brittany Sturges rated it it was ok
While urban legends are always fun, I was turned off by some of the repetitive urban legends. There were also a few typos that got by the editors.
Mar 11, 2010 Vince rated it it was amazing
just amazing i love ever story some very relistic others seem impossable but in the end all seem very relistic
Mar 17, 2008 ♥Bree♥ rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Nayone who is looking to read a fun boook
This book is very interesting. some of the legends how ever, have very strange subject matter.
Apr 29, 2016 Montana-IFC rated it did not like it
Shelves: banned
School challenge: removed from collection per school policy at superintendent's direction "books did not meet curricular expectations"
Jeremy Breedlove
Dec 31, 2015 Jeremy Breedlove rated it it was amazing
Awesome collection of urban legends. There's just so many here. Easy recommendation.
Richard Martin
Jul 08, 2015 Richard Martin rated it liked it
The description pretty well covers things.
Dec 28, 2011 Jenn rated it really liked it
Highly entertaining! Dave picked this up at Value Village yesterday and I barely put it down. Funny, I thought some of these urban legends were true when I'd read them before. They weren't all unbelievable. Like the diver found in the treetops of a burned forest who died from drowning. I always thought it was quite plausible!
Nov 01, 2012 Eryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beware: If you use this in the classroom to discuss and explore Urban Legends, hand pick your stories. There are a lot of sexual urban legends in this book. I'm sure some superintendent would flip out if you let the kids just skim through the whole book!
Christian Shute
Jun 09, 2013 Christian Shute rated it really liked it
An alright read. Nice and short legends so one can read as little or as much as one likes. It is amazing the number of these I have heard from people telling me it happened to them, a friend, or a friend of a friend.
Apr 08, 2013 Beckey rated it really liked it
Urban legends some you know & others you don't ...
Sep 28, 2010 Kristin rated it it was amazing
Really funny, interesting and an amusing read.
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