Frommer's Irreverent Guide to New Orleans (2nd Ed)

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9780028624426: Frommer's Irreverent Guide to New Orleans (2nd Ed)

For readers who are tired of the promotional fluff and brochure-speak that characterizes most travel guides, heres a fresh voice. The Irreverent Guides offer an insiders look at each destination, and take a fun, honest look at everything they review. Its not every day you open up a guidebook to find categories like:*Most overrated museums*Weirdest bunch of public statuary*Bars where you can hear yourself think*Where the supermodels eat and where they dont*Eurotrashiest hotels*Hotels for people who hate conventioneers*Luscious love nests and lavender lodgings*Restaurants that dont live up to the hype*Swingin supper clubs with attitudeThe Irreverents give you the lowdown, the inside story. They have nothing to sell but the truth, which includes a balance of good and bad. They praise, they trash, they weigh, and leave the final decision up to the reader. Our writers take a special pleasure in leading you where other guides fear to tread.

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Are you tired of the cliche-ridden guidebooks packed with promotional fluff? Then move over to the IRREVERANT GUIDES--the travel series that no tourist board would dare to recommend.

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As the name implies, Frommer's Irreverent Guides border on the brazen, offering up tidbits such as home addresses for Fats Domino and Anne Rice, the best "dives worth a drive," finding "sexual hardware" in a store with a sense of humor, and where to meet the giant webbed-footed rodents known as nutria. This guide includes the usual traveler's details, as well. In addition to finding out the coolest places in the Big Easy to stay, you'll have answers to interesting questions like, What is zydeco? Who is a true French Creole? And, where do you find voodoo? Grab this book and do as the author urges: visit New Orleans now--it's getting less authentic and more "big-citified" every day. --Kathryn True

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