Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Pelican State has to offer!Whether you're a born-and-raised Louisianan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Louisiana Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Louisiana native Bonnye Stuart takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sites in the Pelican State. Track down some serious fun, from watching lawnmower racing and petting live alligators to attending a prison rodeo and dancing at a powwow. Feast your way through festivals that celebrate the state's cultural diversity and local crops, from fiery Cajun gumbo to sweet mayhaw jelly-and stop in at the local wineries and microbreweries to quench your thirst.Learn about the darker side of Louisiana as you tour haunted plantations, mysterious mansions, and spooky cemeteries.
Bonnye Stuart is a tenth generation New Orleanian and member of the Perret family. She grew up in the city amid 39 first cousins and lots of aunts and uncles. She got her B.A. in Advertising from the Manship School of Journalism at Louisiana State University and received her M.A. in Communication from the University of New Orleans. Her four children were all born in New Orleans and she has been teaching at the university level for ten years. She writes short stories, poems, and plays many of which are based on her life in New Orleans.