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900 Years Of Thrills And Spills In Stephen Silverman's History Of Amusement Parks

Book Cover for "The Amusement Park"

Stephen M. Silverman is a twenty-year veteran of Time Inc. and was the founding editor of People.com.

In his new book, "The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them," a never-before-told true story of amusement parks, from the middle ages to present day, and the colorful (and sometimes criminal) characters who are responsible for their enchanting charms.

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.