Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road

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Travel isn’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.
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Travel isn’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 Degeneres’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 Bangkok’s sex shows
Cooking up a "Rainbow Special" in Guatemala, Cara Tabachnick inadvertantly poisons her new friends with explosive and hilarious results
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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. Many of these bite-size reminiscences chronicle personal ordeals endured in places with unfamiliar amenities, languages and/or cultures. For example, Christie Eckardt's elastically challenged underwear falls down in a Muslim country; Kathleen Meyer (How to Shit in the Woods) writes about-what else?-"this subject... which seems to be overwhelmingly mine"; and Anne Lamott is jealous of younger backsides on the beach. The gems of the bunch are Nancy Bartlett's "Panic, in Any Other Language," describing an embarrassing incident in an opulent Italian swimsuit boutique; Christine Michaud's "Chador Etiquette," on her well-intentioned but disastrous attempt to wear a chador (a large black cloak and head covering) to a Kuwait shopping mall; and Christine Nielsen's title story, which manages, completely by her description of participating in it, to endear readers to the annual Burning Man project in the Nevada desert, a "crazy celebration of life's diversity and creativity." Some of the stories are on the lengthy side, but as a whole, the anthology will definitely light a fire under, as the dedication states, "all the women who sit at home or behind their desks bitching that they never get to go anywhere." (May) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781885211927
  • Publisher: Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2003
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.29 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
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
Acknowledgments 190
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  • Posted January 16, 2009

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    Reads Like a Journey You're Actually On

    I'm a constant traveler & when I'm home for awhile, I love books that wisk you away as this one does. The first person writing makes it feel as if it's you on the journey, experiencing all the adventures and turmoil and humor. Had to stop reading it at bedtime because didn't get to sleep for hours (one more page, one more chapter, okay just this one last paragraph - yeah, right :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2003

    Funny, lighthearted storytelling

    This book was was easy to pick up, read, and get a good laugh.

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