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Publisher Comments:

Read Doug Lansky's posts on the Penguin Blog.

"In a nutshell, the Titanic Awards are the Darwin Awards for travel- only nobody dies." -Los Angeles Times

Everyone who's ever checked (and lost) their luggage or discovered that their hotel misplaced their reservation knows there are few perfect vacations. The Titanic Awards takes a different approach to these often spectacular travel underachievements: celebrating them.

From worst airport layout to most confusing subway system to the most overrated tourist attraction, Lansky looks at these flawed travel destinations with a gimlet eye and a sense of the absurd.

Review:

"A lively compendium of ineptitude, turpitude, and just bizarre behavior that would be even funnier if it weren't so depressingly familiar." BloombergBusinessWeek.com

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"Doug Lansky has an innate knack for zeroing in on the strangely humorous... When you think your trip isn't going [well], just remember: You could be checking into the Resist Bacteria Hotel in Singapore."TravelandLeisure.com

Synopsis:

From the worst airport layout to the most confusing subway system to the mostoverrated tourist attraction, Lansky looks at flawed travel destinations witha gimlet eye and a sense of the absurd.

About the Author

Doug Lansky, a writer and a traveler, has chronicled his travels around the world in his hilarious and vividly descriptive column, "The Vagabond." Doug's articles have appeared in Spy and Might magazines as well as in numerous major U.S. daily newspapers. He is also the co-author of How to Survive High School with Minimal Brain Damage, published when Doug was just sixteen years old.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399535840
Author:
Lansky, Doug
Publisher:
Perigee Books
Subject:
Pictorials
Subject:
Form - Jokes & Riddles
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.22x5.48x.55 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 224 pages Perigee Books - English 9780399535840 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A lively compendium of ineptitude, turpitude, and just bizarre behavior that would be even funnier if it weren't so depressingly familiar."
"Review" by , "Doug Lansky has an innate knack for zeroing in on the strangely humorous... When you think your trip isn't going [well], just remember: You could be checking into the Resist Bacteria Hotel in Singapore."
"Synopsis" by , From the worst airport layout to the most confusing subway system to the mostoverrated tourist attraction, Lansky looks at flawed travel destinations witha gimlet eye and a sense of the absurd.
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