There's No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure

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Traveler's Tales, Jul 1, 1998 - Humor - 190 pages
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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 not the memorable trip, which is where 'everything' goes wrong and one 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!

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Review: There's No Toilet Paper . . . on the Road Less Traveled: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure

User Review  - Dianne Robbins - Goodreads

This is one of the most genuinely funny books I've read in a long time. The introduction made me chuckle and several of the stories had me laughing out loud and holding on to my stomach while tears ... Read full review

Review: There's No Toilet Paper . . . on the Road Less Traveled: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure

User Review  - Marilyn - Goodreads

The ones I enjoyed I would give 5 stars to, but unfortunately those were embedded among some which were not no memorable. Worth the read for the good stuff, though! Read full review

Contents

Failing to Learn Japanese in Only Five Minutes
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An Irishman inVurjinny
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1ovn Jerky Road
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Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Doug Lansky, a writer and a traveler, has chronicled his travels around the world in his hilarious and vividly descriptive column, "The Vagabond." His travels have included cruising up the Amazon on a cargo ship, living and blowgun hunting with Jaguar Indians in Peru, buying a horse and riding it to Colombia, hitchhiking through Syria and Jordan, where he befriended sergeants in the Iraqi military, riding a camel across the desert in India, and sailing down the Nile. 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.

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