Rhode Island Curiosities

Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Book Description

A former Providence Journal columnist introduces you to the quintessential Rhode Island—its iconic foods (coffee milk, the Awful Awful, Del's lemonade, and Yacht Club Soda); its iconic monuments (the two-ton termite known as The Big Blue Bug, the Superman Building, and Mr. Potato Head); and its iconic events (Parade of the Ancients and Horribles, Best Dressed State Trooper Awards, and the Fools Regatta).

About Brown, Seth

Seth Brown has been writing professionally for over a decade. In 1997 he began a weekly rhyming political humor column for the Providence Journal. His writing has appeared in various publications ranging from the Patriot Ledger to USA Today. His first book, Think You're The Only One?, was published by Barnes & Noble in 2004. His column "The Pun Also Rises" appears in the North Adams Transcript on Fridays and won second place in the New England Press Association's 2006 awards for humor columnists.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Brown graduated from Williams College, where he founded a humor magazine (which still exists) and a classical kazoo quintet (which does not). He produces the Leth&Sex News along with Lex Friedman. He contributes short jokes to the Washington Post's Style Invitational and limericks to BBSpot.com. His website is www.RisingPun.com.