Books about Urban Legends
The Choking Doberman (1984)

The Choking Doberman
One of America's leading folklorists, Jan Harold Brunvand is the author of the standard Study of American Folklore and a popular classic, The Vanishing Hitchhiker. In this new volume he examines further the phenomenon of urban legends -- oral accounts of improbable events that never happened quite "that way" to all those people, but are told as true (often attributed to a "FOAF" -- friend of a friend) and embellished with local detail.

Among the forty or more new legends (most current and still widely told) included are "The Baby on the Roof," "The Elephant that Sat on a VW," and "The Stuck Couple," their themes ranging from cars to contamination, from sex to faulty appliances.

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