Urban Legends Noah speaks with Jan Harold Brunvand, author of Too Good To Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends. The book contains over 200 stories from modern folklore. You've likely heard at least some of them, but may not realize how many others have heard the same story. We hear some examples of well known tall tales, and Brunvand debunks them. Too Good To Be True: The Colossal Book of Urban Legends is published by W.W. Norton & Company, 1999.