Up the Amazon Without a Paddle: A Humorist's Offbeat Adventures Around the World

Up the Amazon Without a Paddle: A Humorist's Offbeat Adventures Around the World

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by Doug Lansky
     
 
Doug Lansky searches the planet for adventures and reports them with a wry wit. CNN has described him as "having the world's most interesting job." Read about Lansky's experiences:

  • fending off hippos with a canoe paddle on the Zambezi River

  • test driving Ferraris in Italy

  • surviving the world's largest tomato fight in

Overview

Doug Lansky searches the planet for adventures and reports them with a wry wit. CNN has described him as "having the world's most interesting job." Read about Lansky's experiences:

  • fending off hippos with a canoe paddle on the Zambezi River

  • test driving Ferraris in Italy

  • surviving the world's largest tomato fight in Spain

  • swimming with dolphins off the coast of New Zealand

  • blowgun hunting with the Jaguar Indians in the Amazon

  • riding an ostrich in South Africa

  • lassoing reindeer above the Arctic Circle

  • wrestling an alligator in Florida

  • playing ice golf in Finland

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Blending Dave Barry's style of humor with Tim Cahill's taste for adventure, Lansky has found the ideal combination for highly entertaining travel writing. This enjoyable pastiche of anecdotes recounts more than 60 of the author's fun-loving, hair-raising, and off-the-wall excursions around the globe. His broad and balanced travel coverage takes many forms--one moment he's elegantly cruising the Caribbean on a luxury liner, the next sleeping under the stars on Mount Sinai. Any lover of adventure will enjoy accounts of blowgun hunting, 'gator wrestling, volcano hiking, and ostrich riding. Unusual experiences include test-driving a Ferrari, enduring a Chinese opera, and playing Finnish ice golf. Through Lansky's writing, one is rewarded with the pleasures of a novel, the excitement of a thriller, and the insightful information one would expect from a guidebook. Recommended.--Jo-Anne Mary Benson, Osgoode, Ontario Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671316570
Publisher:
Meadowbrook
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.72(d)

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Up the Amazon Without a Paddle 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Apparently I'm not as sophisticated as these other reviewers because I found this book to be quite funny and highly entertaining. Doug Lansky does not claim to be a literary genius, nor does he try to come off as a sophisticated traveller. He travelled to experience some adventures of his own choosing and attempted to tell his tales in a humorous manner. Nothing more, nothing less. Get over yourselves and enjoy the book for what it is. If you want literary masterpieces go back to English 101 and read the boring classics.