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SAND IN MY BRA & OTHER MISADVENTURES:
Funny Women Write from the Road

Editor: Jennifer Leo

Travel isn't always what we dream it will be, but oh... the stories that follow! For the 29 women in this book, packing a sense of humor was essential to the success of their trips. From Australia to Zambia, Thailand to Kuwait, the true stories in Sand in My Bra will not only have you shaking your head in disbelief, they'll induce smiles, groans, cackles, and guffaws.

  • Lose your panties on a city street in Abu Dhabi with Christie Eckardt
  • Dodge beer bottles and punches with Alison Wright as she serves up brew at a wild pub in Australia
  • Enjoy the nutty nitty-gritty of Burning Man in the Nevada desert with Christine Nielsen
  • Feel the delicious freedom to be fat in Tahiti with Sandra Tsing Loh
  • Turn beet red with Kate Crawford in Paris, locked out of her boyfriend's apartment in a t-shirt and nothing more
  • Toss your cookies with Deborah Bear as she tests alternative seasickness remedies on a Pacific voyage
  • Peer into the wacky world of Bangkok's sex shows with Jennifer Leo
  • Experience the silly side of the fear of flying with Ellen Degeneres
From Publishers Weekly
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 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 Eckhardt'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."
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
$14.95 (softcover)
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