Wild Chicago: The Companion Guidebook to the Wildly Popular Television Show
After 15 years on the air and a thousand stories on everything from the Ancient Astronaut Society to Zoe the Barbie Doll collector, the extremely popular public television series "Wild Chicago" now has its own companion guidebook. Curious natives and intrepid tourists seeking a slightly skewed take on the Windy City and its surrounding communities need look no further than this irreverent yet authoritative guide.
Host Will Clinger, producer Harvey Moshman, and correspondent Mindy Bell have collected their 500 favorite offbeat and unusual people and places that have been featured on the show. They know their viewers--people who will drive an hour to find that one artist who taxidermies the heads of turkeys and dresses them in doll clothes; who would rather see a sock puppet version of Titanic than a production of Macbeth at the Goodman; who love to explore and discover--and show off their knowledge to friends. They wrote this book for them and for countless others with a taste for the bizarre and unconventional.
This indispensable tool reveals seldom seen corners and little known wonders of Chicago, such as:
*American Pet Motel (more than just a place to board bowser)
*Lava Lamp Factory (cosmic illumination on the northwest side)
*Cut-rate Caskets (for sale to the public)
*Foot polo (without the horses)
*House of Whacks (latex & leather fashions)
*Those Darn Accordions! (must see to believe)
*Lee Watson's Reptile Swamp (need we say more?)
*Perry's Deli (when you're hungry for food--and abuse)
As they say on "Wild Chicago", "to navigate the urban jungle, you need a wild guide!"
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