World's Weirdest Obsessions

World's Weirdest Obsessions


By (author) Matt Roper

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 165mm
  • Publication date: 4 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Auckland
  • ISBN 10: 0143008277
  • ISBN 13: 9780143008279

Product description

Check out this compilation of the world's weirdest obsessions - everything from modern moist towllette and banana label collections to strange compulsions to dress as your favourite animal (Furies) and obsessions with the number of printed roses on a length of wallpaper. It's a strange, strange world we live in, and this quirky little page-turner will have you questioning the sanity of even your closest friend!

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Author information

Matt Roper is a feature writer for the British tabloid the Daily Mirror. He lived in Brazil for six years, where he managed to survive tarantula attacks, falling coconuts and swimming in piranha-infested waters in the Amazon jungle. He also infiltrated a Bolivian drugs gang to investigate child prostitution rings, and dodged bullets to report on death squads in Rio de Janeiro. He returned to the UK after setting up a project for street girls in one of Brazil's biggest cities and now lives in London with his wife Daniela. He has written two other books, Street Girls and Remember Me, Rescue Me. He has written books for Penguin including, 101 Crazy Ways to Die and the World's Weirdest series including World's Weirdest Sports and World's Weirdest Animals which is due to be published in June 2008.