Synopses & Reviews
What's Weird Around Here?That's a question Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman have enjoyed asking for years--and their offbeat sense of curiosity led them to create the bestselling phenomenon, "Weird N.J." Now the weirdness has spread: several key locales throughout the U.S. are getting the full Weird treatment, with travel guides to the strange, bizarre, and wacky. Each fun and intriguing volume offers more than 250 illustrated pages of places where tourists usually don't venture--it's chock-full of oddball curiosities, ghostly places, local legends, crazy characters, cursed roads, and peculiar roadside attractions. What's NOT shockingly odd here? That every previously published Weird book has become a bestseller in its region.So join the fun on a trek through Maryland, Michigan, and Minnesota. Some of what's out there is disturbing, some hilarious, but all of it is unforgettably...weird
GET WEIRD Best Travel Series of The Year 2006--Booklist What's weird around here? Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman asked themselves this question for years. And it's precisely this offbeat sense of curiosity that led the duo to create Weird N.J. and the successful series that followed. The NOT shockingly result? Every Weird book has become a best seller in its region ((Series Sales Points)) This best-selling series has sold more than one million copies...and counting Thirty volumes of the Weird series have been published to great success since Weird New Jersey's 2003 debut
Call it the Free State or the Old Line State, but after reading this guide to the odd, bizarre, and unexplainable, Maryland will be officially titled the Weird State. Follow a transplanted Englishman (himself a curiosity) as he journeys through a giant cider barrel, maneuvers down Satan Wood Drive, visits the Presidential Pet Museum, says hello to the Pig Woman of Cecil County, and more. Tip: If you see the Bunnyman on your journey, move on-fast.
Weird Civil War delves into the peculiar history and ghastly legacy of the bloodiest period in American history, featuring the era's most gripping tragic tales, fascinating facts, spooky scenarios, and eccentric characters. This brand-new volumeand#8212;which compiles the most compelling Civil War stories from the bestselling Weird seriesand#8212;will excite precocious history students, Civil War buffs, and the multitude of Americans-young and old-with historical ties to the Confederate and Union armies.
About the Author
After graduating from Parsons School of Design, Mark Moran set out on a journey of weird discovery, wandering the back roads of the United States, listening to the tall tales locals would tell and photographing the unusual sites he found. This odd quest would lead him to unforeseen and unexpected roles as magazine publisher, author, and TV-show host. These days Mark lives a seemingly normal life in a quiet New Jersey suburb with his wife and two daughters.and#160;Mark Sceuerman blended his love for New Jersey and his affection for the strange into a magazine called Weird N.J., which explored every unbelievable tale he would hear while traveling around the state. The response to the publication was overwhelming, and the journey to uncover little-known weird stories about the other 49 states began. Mark has been in the publishing industry most of his life as a graphic designer, writer, and man behind the scenes on the New Jersey music front. Currently Mark lives in NJ with his wife, Shirley, and their daughter.