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Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road (Travelers' Tales)by Jennifer L. Leo
Synopses & Reviews
Button your blouse, here comes a sandstorm of laughs!
Travel isn't always what we dream it will be, but oh, the stories that follow. Share in the hilarious, bizarre, and unforgettable misadventures of 29 women whose trips went comically awry. From Australia to Zambia, up Nepal's mountains and along Mexico's beaches, the true stories in this collection will make you laugh, groan, and sympathize with these travelers who took a trip on the lighter side.
"Travel writer Leo has collected 28 short and snappy travel stories bursting with exuberant candor and crackling humor sure to leave readers feeling that to not have an adventure to remember is a great loss indeed." Publishers Weekly
Writing from the road, 25 comediennes contribute hilarious, bizarre, and unforgettable stories of their trips that went off track. Includes accounts by Anne Lamott, Ellen DeGeneres, Sarah Vowell, and Cynthia Kaplan. Illustrations.
Travel doesn't always live up to one's expectations — it sometimes exceeds them. For the 25 women contributors to Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures, hitting the road inspires tales that their friends and families, as well as the readers of this book, will never forget. Readers laugh, cry, and commiserate with these women and their comical, bizarre, and unforgettable adventures including being chased by a herd of 50 African elephants, getting bitten by a goddess-possessed healer in Kathmandu, nightclubbing with a prude in Bangkok's infamous Patpong sex district, and observing the shenanigans of a delirious new son-in-law in the Himalayas. Contributors include Anne Lamott, Ellen Degeneres, Sandra Tsing Loh, Sarah Vowell, and Cynthia Kaplan.
Travel isnand#8217;t always what we dream it will be, but...oh the stories that follow! For the 25 women in this book who packed their sense of humor as they traveled from Alaska to Zanzibar, the journey brought tales of misadventure that their children and grandchildren, and readers of this book, will never forget. Smile, chuckle, and laugh out loud to the candid and comical accounts of these memorable trips.
Brigid Kelso gets bitten and beaten by a healer possessed by a goddess in Kathmandu in "Llamo Dolkar"
"Fifteen Minutes Can Last Forever" when JoAnn Hornak is being chased by a herd of fifty African elephants
Ellen Degeneresand#8217;s fear of flying comes out in ripe language shocking the nun in the next seat in "The Plane Truth"
"Herbal Girl" Deborah Bear tests the strength of ginger when sea sickness overcomes her on a not-so-idyllic voyage
Sandra Tsing Loh vacations in "Tahiti!" where she finds the freedom to be fat
"A Prude in Patpong," Jennifer Leo discovers the outrageous world of Bangkokand#8217;s sex shows
Cooking up a "Rainbow Special" in Guatemala, Cara Tabachnick inadvertantly poisons her new friends with explosive and hilarious results
About the Author
Jennifer L. Leo is a Chinese-American born with a gift for gab and a hunger for an everlasting craps game. She is co-editor of A Woman's Path, and her writing has also appeared in Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel, A Woman's Passion for Travel, The Adventure of Food, Lonely Planet World Food Guides Hong Kong, BootsnAll.com, and other books in the Travelers' Tales series. When not working on a career in print and online travel publishing, Jen fantasizes about her dream job of being a jewelry thief and stay-at-home mom. For practice she lifts brown mustard from burger joints and borrows children from her friends. Her nomadic bloodline can be traced back five generations to Canton, China.
Table of Contents
Mom's Travel Advisories 1
Mexican Mating Calls 4
Internal Affairs 8
The Aunties 15
All-Natural Herbal Girl 23
The Plane Truth 28
Sand in My Bra 35
Sometimes a Great Myth 46
Great in the Sack 61
The Perils of Leisure 66
Panic, In Any Other Language 71
A Prude in Patpong 79
Panties or Prison 88
Take the Cannoli 91
Fifteen Minutes Can Last Forever 101
Love and War at the Pier Hotel 108
Cultural Exposure 115
Pissed Off in Nepal 122
At a Loss for Words 126
A Family Connection 131
Learning to Think Outside a Parisian Box 134
Chador Etiquette 140
What to Wear 147
The Summer of the Lost Ham 151
Scared Shitless on Safari 158
No Crater Love 161
Hat Head 165
Women Who Run with No Clothes On 173
Index of Contributors 189
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