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

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Doug Lansky
Travelers' Tales, Incorporated, 1998 - Humor - 190 pages
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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User Review  - skinglist - LibraryThing

I have read this one before, but it was a great re-read. My favourite pieces are Dave Barry's on Japan, because sometimes learning Japan does feel like that--actually most of the Barry's and the Bryson. A great laugh. Read full review

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User Review  - Harrod - LibraryThing

Half of this collection of short stories are great. The others not so much. Read full review

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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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