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Machu My Picchu: Searching for Sex, Sanity, and a Soul Mate in South America

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In her celebrated memoir Dork Whore, Iris Bahr chronicled her stint in the Israeli military and her precollege backpacking trip through Asia, where she spent most of her time eating sketchy foods and trying to lose her virginity. In Machu My Picchu, she finds herself in even more foreign territory: Brown University, where she desperately attempts to fit in among frat boys, Jordanian royalty, vegan hippies, coke heads, and an Ecuadorian guy with a penchant for disturbingly tight jeans.

Feeling more alienated than ever, Iris decides to embark on another backpacking adventure, this time through Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia. Between love affairs with locals, clashes with travel companions, and near-death experiences, Iris discovers her ability to feel lost no matter where she goes. But through her struggle to find that elusive combination of healthy love, great sex, and peace of mind, she finally learns to embrace the joys of the search.

The zany humor of Amy Sedaris meets the neurotic self-awareness of Woody Allen in this invigorating mix of hair-raising adventure, poignant reflection, and bawdy humor.

Its one hell of a wild ride.

Synopsis:

Amy Sedaris meets Woody Allen in an uproarious memoir of self discovery. In her critically acclaimed memoir Dork Whore, Iris Bahr finally lost her virginity in the summer between high school and Brown University. In this book, shes ready for love a year later—but not much wiser. Through all of her uproarious capers, she tries to reconcile her craving for mindblowing sex with her desire for a meaningful relationship—all in an attempt to become an adult. Sort of.

Synopsis:

In her critically acclaimed memoir Dork Whore, Iris Bahr finally lost her virginity in the summer between high school and her freshman year at Brown University. In Machu My Picchu, shes ready for love, so she sets off on another madcap adventure, a year later but not much wiser. With a motley crew of travel companions, she urinates in full view of a bus of Peruvians, sneaks past armed guards to a forbidden beach, runs rapids that just drowned a tour guide, and discovers the best way to overcome fear of turbulence. At times, Bahr is hopelessly in love; at others, she is inches from death.

 

But through all of her uproarious, hair-raising capers, Iris tries to reconcile her craving for mindblowing sex with her desire for a meaningful relationship—all in an attempt to become an adult. Sort of. The zany humor of Amy Sedaris meets the neurotic self awareness of Woody Allen in a voice truly Iriss own. An invigorating mix of poignant reflection and bawdy humor, this is one hell of a wild ride.

About the Author

Iris Bahr is the author of Dork Whore: My Travels through Asia as a Twenty-Year-old Pseudo-Virgin. A critically acclaimed actor, writer, and director, she executive produces, writes, and directs her original TV series, Svetlana. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762772773
Author:
Bahr, Iris
Publisher:
Skirt!
Subject:
South America
Subject:
TRAVEL / South America
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Amy Sedaris meets Woody Allen in an uproarious memoir of self discovery. In her critically acclaimed memoir Dork Whore, Iris Bahr finally lost her virginity in the summer between high school and Brown University. In this book, shes ready for love a year later—but not much wiser. Through all of her uproarious capers, she tries to reconcile her craving for mindblowing sex with her desire for a meaningful relationship—all in an attempt to become an adult. Sort of.

"Synopsis" by ,

In her critically acclaimed memoir Dork Whore, Iris Bahr finally lost her virginity in the summer between high school and her freshman year at Brown University. In Machu My Picchu, shes ready for love, so she sets off on another madcap adventure, a year later but not much wiser. With a motley crew of travel companions, she urinates in full view of a bus of Peruvians, sneaks past armed guards to a forbidden beach, runs rapids that just drowned a tour guide, and discovers the best way to overcome fear of turbulence. At times, Bahr is hopelessly in love; at others, she is inches from death.

 

But through all of her uproarious, hair-raising capers, Iris tries to reconcile her craving for mindblowing sex with her desire for a meaningful relationship—all in an attempt to become an adult. Sort of. The zany humor of Amy Sedaris meets the neurotic self awareness of Woody Allen in a voice truly Iriss own. An invigorating mix of poignant reflection and bawdy humor, this is one hell of a wild ride.

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