The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings

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W. W. Norton, 1981 - Fiction - 208 pages
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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-have for urban legend lovers.

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An interesting collection of folktales from mid-20th century america but sadly not detailed enough for my mind =( Read full review

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Ghost stories and urban legends are my favorite things to read about in a non-fiction context. This had a fairly amusing collection on the legends themselves as well as several interesting variants ... Read full review

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About the author (1981)

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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