Synopses & Reviews
A rolling stone may gather no moss, but one thing it does gather is funny stories, as this collection of goofy travel essays shows. The perfect trip, where nothing goes wrong, is surely no the memorable trip, which is where everything goes wrong and one lie lives to tell the tale -- and laugh about it. Whether you're reading about Nigel Barley taking a monkey to the movies in Cameroon, Dave Barry's pathetic attempt to learn Japanese, Alan Zweible going to a nudist camp, Donna Marazzo trying to use a high-tech Italian toilet, or Richard Sterling eating deep-fried potato bugs in Burma, you will laugh out loud, smile, chuckle, and shake your head at human folly and resiliency. Proving once again that a sense of humor is the one indispensable travel tool you shouldn't leave home without!