Up the Down Volcano

Up the Down Volcano

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by Sloane Crosley
     
 

In her first full-length essay since her second book, How Did You Get This Number, New York Times bestselling author Sloane Crosley attempts to overcome the biggest hurdle of her life. Literally. Crosley’s “Up the Down Volcano" delivers a hilariously honest account of her trip to South America to climb one of the highest volcanoes in the world. Armed…  See more details below

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In her first full-length essay since her second book, How Did You Get This Number, New York Times bestselling author Sloane Crosley attempts to overcome the biggest hurdle of her life. Literally. Crosley’s “Up the Down Volcano" delivers a hilariously honest account of her trip to South America to climb one of the highest volcanoes in the world. Armed with a prescription for malaria pills, a fleece vest, and a few feminine hygiene products, Crosley’s attempt to channel her inner Jon Krakauer doesn't go exactly as planned. As she experiences the effects of altitude sickness on her way up the volcano, her guide tells her to simply be “tranquillo.” Crosley expertly describes the misunderstandings that arise through interacting with another culture in another language, turning the classic adventure story on its funny bone. The results are, of course, touching and amusingly disastrous.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014709514
Publisher:
212 Books
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
366,042
File size:
35 KB

Meet the Author

Sloane Crosley is the author of I Was Told There'd Be Cake, a finalist for The Thurber Prize, and How Did You Get This Number, both New York Times best sellers. She is the editor of The Best American Travel Writing 2011, a frequent contributor to a variety of publications such as The New York Times and GQ, and is included in The Library of America's 50 Funniest American Writers According to Andy Borowitz. She lives in New York City.

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