9781580056014

No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late

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  • ISBN13:

    9781580056014

  • ISBN10:

    1580056016

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/25/2015
  • Publisher: Seal Press

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Summary

Ayun Halliday may not make for the most sensible travel companion, but she is certainly one of the most outrageous, with a knack for inserting herself (and her unwitting cohorts) into bizarre situations around the globe. Curator of kitsch and unabashed aficionada of pop culture, Halliday offers bemused, self-deprecating narration of events from guerilla theater in Romania to drug-induced Apocalypse Now reenactments in Vietnam to a perhaps even more surreal collagen-implant demonstration at a Paris fashion show emceed by Lauren Bacall. On layover in Amsterdam, Halliday finds unlikely trouble in the red-light district—eliciting the ire of a tiny, violent madam, and is forced to explain tampons to luggage-searching soldiers in Kashmir: "They're for ladies. Bleeding ladies." A self-admittedly bumbling tourist, Halliday shares—with razor-sharp wit and to hilarious effect—the travel stories most are too self-conscious to tell.

This second edition includes a new foreword from the author.

Author Biography

Ayun Halliday has had essays published in several anthologies, including The Unsavvy Traveler. She is author of BUST magazine's "Mother Superior" column, and a frequent contributor to Utne, Hip Mama and other magazines. Ayun is also the author of The Big Rumpus and creator/author of the The East Village Inky, which won a Firecracker Alternative Book Award. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.

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