According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, the term "bucket list" originated in 2007 with the release of the film, The Bucket List. The meaning of the term is simple...a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket (or in other words, before you die).

Now, just in time for summer, Reedy Press has released a new book from author R.C. Staab called 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore Before You Die.

A press release promoting the book says Staab grew up in Western Pennsylvania and vacationed in Stone Harbor, NJ. He loved the Jersey Shore so much that as an adult, he bought homes in Brigantine and Sea Bright.

The book's publisher says "with 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore Before You Die as your guide, you’ll find the best places to thrill, eat, fish, party and swim on the 130 miles of the New Jersey shoreline from the Sandy Hook Lighthouse to Cape May Point."

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Here are a few highlights from the book:

  • Staab ranks the legendary Stone Pony night club in Asbury Park at #23 on his list. The club has hosted many of New Jersey's best musicians, including the state's most famous rock & roller, Bruce Springsteen.
  • The world-famous Lucy the Elephant in Margate is #66 on Staab's list.
  • For history buffs, the site of the Hindenburg disaster in Lakehurst ranks #69 on the 100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore Before You Die.

I think it might be fun to make a list of the things you think will be in the Top 100 and then see how many of them actually made Staab's list.

100 Things to Do at the Jersey Shore Before You Die is available wherever books are sold, including amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.