Item description for The Thong Also Rises: Further Misadventures from Funny Women on the Road (Travelers' Tales Guides) by Jennifer L. Leo...
Too many travel guides are dry lists of attractions or portentous histories of a place. This isn't the case with The Thong Also Rises. Hot on the (high) heels of Sand in My Bra and Whose Panties Are These? comes this collection of the best in women's travel and humor writing. These Ms-adventures take readers around the world and back again --- and they'll be happy to be reading rather than experiencing some of these adventures. Subjects include learning how to go to the bathroom with a pig in Thailand, trying to explain that sex toy to customs while Mother is watching, attending naked wedding ceremonies on Valentine's Day in Jamaica, conquering that consuming fear of wooden puppets with a visit to Prague, boarding a crusty old Soviet Bomber in Laos, and more. Contributors include such notable writers and comedians as Jill Connor Browne, Wanda Sykes, Laurie Notaro, Wendy Dale, and Ayun Halliday.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Aug 18, 2005
Publisher Travelers' Tales
ISBN 1932361243 ISBN13 9781932361247
Availability 0 units.
More About Jennifer L. Leo
Leo won an underwear contest her freshman year at USC during a traditional drum line hazing ritual in the Trojan Marching Band. She is the creator of WrittenRoad, a popular online blog for travel writers.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Thong Also Rises: Further Misadventures from Funny Women on the Road (Travelers' Tales Guides)?
A different sense of humor Apr 5, 2008
This book was recommended to me by a former fellow traveler to Morocco as being laugh-out-loud hilarious. I just must have a different sense of humor, because it did not tickle my funny bone enough for me to even finish it. And I hate to leave a partially read book unfinished.
This is a compilation Dec 19, 2007
I enjoyed reading some of the authors in this book (eg Ayun Halliday), but these stories aren't necessarily new- they're extracts from already published novels. I was disappointed about this as I was looking for well crafted short stories, but what you get is a series of anecdotes, not all of them funny and not many of them particularly interesting. Look up the contributors and buy their individual works.
A Fun Summer Read! Aug 31, 2007
Just the book to have when you want a few stolen moments of pleasure. Clearly not all of the travel writers would have termed their adventures fun at the time, but their stories are certainly entertaining for their readers. Of course I'll never see pigs in quite the same light, and I guarantee you I'll never get caught dueling with dogs in the altogether!
The Thong Also Rises Jul 17, 2007
We've all had at least one of those vacations that didn't turn out as expected. We've all been confronted by unhygienic bathroom situations when we really had to go. We've all likely done or said something so embarrassing while on vacation that we swore to ourselves that we swear we will never tell anyone as long as we live, only to later find ourselves recounting the tale to anyone that will listen.
The Thong Also Rises: Further Misadventures from Funny Women on the Road! is a hilarious compilation of stories about such vacations that didn't quite turn out as expected. The authors of these accounts share their own stories of events that were just too juicy, hilarious, and utterly embarrassing to keep to themselves. I have to admit I felt much better about my own vacation misadventures once I read about Ellen Sussman's experiences on the nude beach, Deanna Sukkar's little custom's problem, and Ann Lombardi's ironing difficulties.
An absolute essential addition to your collection Dec 17, 2005
From the very moment you open this book, you will become immersed in the hilarious, often cringe-inducing antics of women on the road. These brave souls bare all (literally, in some cases) as they face challenges and difficulties with spirit, courage, and a good measure of chutzpah. Every woman should own a copy of this book - absolutely brilliant.