New Jersey Curiosities

Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Book Description

Whether you’re a born-and-raised New Jerseyan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, New Jersey Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Peter Genovese takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of theGarden State.

Learn the proper way to cook a garbage can turkey, get the skinny on the real birthplace of baseball, and hear the story of Waving Willie, New Jersey’s friendliestroadside character.

Meet the undisputed Weenie Queen of Garfield; a Hickory Dickory Dock clock–covering car artist; and a gas station-turned-restaurant-owning undertaker.

Feel the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat at the New Jersey Cockroach Derby, and relive the OK Corral shoot-out and shoot cap guns at bad guys in Wild West City.

About Genovese, Peter

 Peter Genovese is a feature writer for The (Newark, NJ) Star-Ledger and author of Roadside New Jersey, Jersey Diners, and The Great American Road Trip: US 1, Maine to Florida. Winner of various state press association awards, he was also nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his series on Rwanda.