Not So Funny when it Happened: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure

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Tim Cahill
Travelers' Tales, 2000 - Humor - 207 pages
28 Reviews
The Soul of Travel What's it like to be there? For ten years, Travelers' Tales has answered this question through collections of the best travel writing by world-famous authors and new voices in the genre. The stories range from delightful and funny to cautionary and inspiring, and provide readers with a road map that deepens and enriches their travels. An essential part of travel planning, Travelers' Tales has sold more than 750,000 copies of its various travel books.
  

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Review: Not So Funny When It Happened: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure

User Review  - Chelsea Tall - Goodreads

Some of the stories included are hilarious, (most notably those by Bill Bryson and Dave Barry) but I couldn't quite figure out why others made it in there... I will say that it was an entertaining ... Read full review

Review: Not So Funny When It Happened: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure

User Review  - Peter Holz - Goodreads

A mildly amusing collection of travel anecdotes. Needless to say the best stories all came from the usual suspects: Bill Bryson, Douglas Adams, Dave Barry, ie people who can actually write. Read full review

Contents

How I Killed Off My ExWife
1
Hold On to Your Lunch
7
Everybodys Got Glorious Hide Next to Me and My Monkey
13
The Aunties
20
Jesus Shaves
28
Benvenuto in Italia
34
Mexican Mating Calls
39
Whats Cooking?
43
Penny Pinched
115
Called on the Carpet in Marrakech
124
Passing the Test in Silverton
129
The Fox Hunt
136
The Reluctant Chef and Her Rainbow Special
143
The Elephant That Roared
148
Speaking in Tongues
152
Show Me the Money
161

The Dentist in Cameroon
48
The Crafty Cousin
52
Incident at San Antonio
55
A Train a Frog and Aliens
59
They Tell Me You Are Big
78
The Transit Lounge Shuffle
82
The King of the FerretLeggers
86
What I Did in the Doll House
95
The Copenhagen TShirt
98
The Rodent
107
Its a Mans World
111
Welcome to Ireland
165
Bad Haircuts Around the World
169
Fear of Not Flying
174
April Fool
178
Mr Disguise
181
Close Encounters of the California Kind
185
A Past Life
194
Index of Contributors
201
Acknowledgments
203
Copyright

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TIM CAHILL is the author of eight books, including Road Fever, Jaguars Ripped My Flesh, and A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg. He is a founding editor of Outside magazine and writes frequently for National Geographic Adventure and other national publications. He lives in Montana.

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