Brunvand tracks the various permutations of such legends as "The Red Velvet Cake," "The Brain Drain," and "The Baby Roast." He points out their common elements
The Truth Never Stands in the Way of a Good Story! pins down the qualities that give urban legends their air of authenticity and make them hard to believe yet impossible to dismiss. For those interested in popular culture and current events as well as those wary of being taken in by false information, Brunvand's book reinforces his most basic piece of advice: "Don't believe everything you hear."
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