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ISBN13: 9780762727148
ISBN10: 0762727144
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For years, British journalist Cash Peters trekked around Europe and America for the BBC and for his hilarious and hugely popular public radio series The Bad Taste Tours.

But a guy can only take so much, and now - enough. It's over. He's done.

As he prepares to leave his travel-reporting days behind forever - good-bye, Kansas Barbed Wire Museum; au revoir, Paris sewer system; auf wiedersehen, Sound of Music locations tour - he meets an old flame in Amsterdam. Over lunch she suggests he put his experiences and observations in a book. No, he says. She persists. He refuses. She tries again. He won't budge. Then someone offers money...

The result is Gullible's Travels, a chronicle of some of Cash's wilder, more ridiculous journeys as he makes his way, often wearily and always on a shoestring budget, across the United States.

Gullible's Travels is an outrageous behind-the-scenes look at the frustrations of being a travel reporter on the road. But not just any old travel reporter - a not-very-good one. Marvel at Cash's battle with PR people, cringe at his fights with men dressed in foam costumes, pour scorn on the crummy hotels he often has to stay in, and gloat because you don't have to visit The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast, the Museum of Bad Art, Graceland, The Museum of Feet or the Precious Moments Chapel, and he does.


Synopsis:

Fans of Cash Peters' "Bad Taste Tours" on public radio will hail this outrageously funny collection of essays about his experiences traveling to and reporting on the most bizarre and tacky tourist attractions across the United States.

Synopsis:

In this collection of affectionately witty accounts from Cash Peters--host of public radio's "Bad Taste Tours"--he makes his road-weary way, on a shoestring budget, across the United States in search of places most travelers would never want to visit. Photos.

About the Author

Award winning writer and broadcaster Cash Peters is a frequent contributor to public radio's Marketplace and The Savvy Traveler, where his "Bad Taste Tours" have been heard regularly since 2000. He is also a regular panelist on the KUOW talk show "Rewind". He was previously a writer and host for BBC TV and radio, working on such shows as "The Two Ronnies." He is the author of three books about handwriting analysis and one spoof on world domination. He lives in La Feliz, California.

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Glenda, March 7, 2007 (view all comments by Glenda)
Cash Peters is a world-weary travel writer, and the host of "Bad Taste Tours" on public radio. One suspects that he is a masochist as well, because for all the complaining about his travels, his job, his life, and his family, Peters plods on. His quest is to find the worst tourism has to offer and experience it. Sometimes his cynicism wears on the reader, but when his mood is lifted for those attractions that Peters finds noteworthy or enjoyable, we share his joy at the lifting of his burden.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780762727148
Subtitle:
The Adventures of a Bad Taste Tourist
Author:
Peters, Cash
Publisher:
Globe Pequot
Location:
Guilford, Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Reference - Guides (General)
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Edition Number:
First edition
Series Volume:
III
Publication Date:
20030601
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.96x6.34x.84 in. .94 lbs.

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Fans of Cash Peters' "Bad Taste Tours" on public radio will hail this outrageously funny collection of essays about his experiences traveling to and reporting on the most bizarre and tacky tourist attractions across the United States.

"Synopsis" by , In this collection of affectionately witty accounts from Cash Peters--host of public radio's "Bad Taste Tours"--he makes his road-weary way, on a shoestring budget, across the United States in search of places most travelers would never want to visit. Photos.
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