My co-workers and I are alternately fascinated and repelled by this book. The very first toilet featured in the section devoted to North America is the revolting commode at CBGB's. I suppose some people take pride in having survived a visit to this particular loo, but sweet god almighty. Just earlier this week I learned that the owner of the now-defunct club is moving his operation to Vegas... and bringing the bathroom fixtures with him.
One of the authors is stopping by tomorrow to autograph. I'll have to get her take on the most disgusting public restroom in North America.