Item description for Whose Panties are These? More Misadventures from Funny Women on the Road by Jennifer L. Leo...
The best travel stories often hatch when things go completely wrong, and this second title in a series of women's travel humor capitalizes on that phenomenon with more sidesplitting stories of female misadventure around the world. Readers laugh, cry, and commiserate with these women through their memorable mishaps such as gorging on Lebanese chicken to increase their breast size, battling tick paranoia in an Ozark campground, evading the demands of the Turkish mafia, getting even with a prank-fueled convention co-worker, and trolling for straight men in gay London. Showcasing every known type of travel blunder, botch, stumble, and bumble, these rollicking stories come from all reaches of the globe and are told from a quintessentially female point of view.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Aug 27, 2004
Publisher Travelers' Tales
ISBN 1932361111 ISBN13 9781932361117
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 Whose Panties are These? More Misadventures from Funny Women on the Road?
eeehhh. Jul 22, 2008
Don't bother. This is just some mostly dull travel stories. The title would lead you to believe that these are all humerous but some just seem to fill space. An okay plane read or leave it in the bathroom instead of old magazines. Better yet buy a Bill Bryson travel book. Now those made me laugh out loud.
Second in the series somewhat better than the first Feb 25, 2008
I read this book immediately after finishing "Sand in My Bra" and that was a mistake. Although I found it slightly better, I've always compared the reading of two alike anthologies back to back to a cup of hot chocolate - sweet and tasty at the beginning, getting slightly boring after a few sips, and finally seeing gritty dregs at the bottom. I believe the scientific explanation for that is too much of a good thing.
That said, I enjoyed the book. The entries selected by the editor did not include the usual "what are these doing in here?" fillers. They were all amusing in their own way. Notice that I said amusing, not gut-busting funny, as one reviewer wrote. Each writer's contribution had its own special charm and was extremely well written.
Why am I so luke warm? Like the hot chocolate, I have probably over endulged and become disinterested. My suggestion would be to read each book, "Bra" and "Panties", separately with some time between. If that is done, I think you'll find each of them charming, amusing, and inspirational. Yes, they inspire you to get out there, have your own experiences, rationalize and find the humor in them, and then share them. These women have done that better than most can do which makes their stories worth chuckling over.
I've rated this book 4-stars because of the material selection and the writing skills that are demonstrated. Being funny is in the eye of the beholder so lay off the hot chocolate and go for a Long Island ice-tea while reading "Panties."
Schuyler T. Wallace
Great read, good laughs. Apr 29, 2007
I stumbled upon this book in our local "Booksmart" bookstore. The first story I browsed was entitled "The Big O". I laughed so loud that the owner of the bookstore came to see what was up. I couldn't stop laughing. There are many funny stories, some less funny than others. Overall a great book. Great travel stories, from places I never even heard. Each story is original and well told. A great read, good laughs.
A Book More of travel observations than humor Sep 12, 2006
Searching for some fun books for an upcoming 18 hour plane flight, I bought this book plus "Sand In My Bra" and "The Risks of Sunbathing Topless" by Kate Chynoweth. To be honest, I've got to agree with some of the other reviews here that the stores were not that funny. The story "Adventures of the Mega Chicken" was almost worth buying the book, but others were dull and I ended skimming to the end. A story "Miami Spice" was lifted from a Cosmo article that was published several years ago.
On the other hand, I had tears streaming down my face when reading "The Risks of Sunbathing Topless". I could not stop laughing.
Jennifer Leo has a great idea and I hope she does another book- but perhaps with a little better story editing.
Hilarious May 5, 2006
This makes Jack Kerouac seem like a pretentious adolescent. Totally down-to-earth and gut-bustingly funny. I'm a guy, I've done my share of travelling, and chicks on the road is the ultimate amusement. Go Jen Leo! Bring more!