Pennsylvania Curiosities Quirky Characters Roadside Oddities Other Offbeat Stuff Author:Clark DeLeon Pennsylvania Curiosities is your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Keystone State has to offer. Popular humor columnist Clark DeLeon has combined Pennsylvania for one-of-a-kind gems that make his home state truly unique. You'll learn about the invention of the Slinky and the Zippo lighter... more »; discover famous sites from the filming of The Blob; and find out how Pennsylvanians talk from one end of the state to the other - and why they can't understand each other. You'll visit odd and far away places such as Mars, Dublin, Venice, and Jim Thorpe - the Switzerland of Pennsylvania. Whether you were born and raised in Pennsylvania or are a recent transplant, Clark DeLeon's home-grown humor will have you laughing out loud as he introduces you to the neighbors you never knew you had and takes you to places you never knew existed - right in your own backyard.« less
I loved Clark DeLeon when he had a daily article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. In fact, he wrote a series on Philly Speak, which I still have. This is written in his typical tongue-in-cheek style. I've lived here for 3/4 of my life and never knew many of these places exsisted. My father was surprised with a few and he knows A LOT about history and Pennsylvania. Keystoners ... Beware, this book is very entertaining, if you don't mind a few jabs at your home state. Yo, shrug it off!