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Gullible's Travels: The Adventures of a Bad Taste Tourist

by Cash Peters

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This book was a good change from the normal travel writer books. The author specifically targeted the lesser known (and lesser wanted) tourist attractions. Though at times I would have liked more fact, less fiction I still found enough to keep me interested.

Whilst I wouldn't want that for a job I would love to travel around to all the places he went and more. I can't wait to get out there and start having my own bad-taste adventures. ( )
  Shirezu | Mar 31, 2013 |
This tour of some uncommon locations/museums around the US is laugh-out-loud funny. ( )
  jwcooper3 | Nov 15, 2009 |
Though I'd never heard of Peters, I thoroughly enjoyed this trip through his last months as a radio travel journalist. He's a cranky Englishman who visits tacky tourist sites, such as the Barbed Wire Museum in Kansas and the General Mills cereal fantasyland within the Mall of America. At the very beginning Peters assures us he is not very interested in pesky facts, so there were several occasions when I wondered how much was embellishment and how much actually happened. But in the end, that doesn't matter much. The descriptions are brash and witty, and Peters's frequent asides very amusing, and occasionally even thought-provoking. I was not very convinced by the overarching "plot" of Peters's decision to leave radio - sure, a change is good after so many years, but I never quite grasped what was so horrible about radio, and what would be so much better about television. However, his concern about the future isn't as large a part of the book as one would expect. Really, this is a book about a guy visiting places most of us would skip even if we lived nearby. I would not recommend this book to those with a lot of regional pride (he makes several comments on the meanness of Bostonians and the obesity of Minnesotans, for instance), but otherwise this is a fun bit of snark about some of the stranger parts of America. ( )
  melydia | Oct 28, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0762727144, Paperback)

Fans of Cash Peters' "Bad Taste Tours" on public radio will hail this outrageously funny collection of essays about his experiences traveling to and reporting on the most bizarre and tacky tourist attractions across the United States.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:58 -0400)

For years, British journalist Cash Peters trekked around Europe and America for the BBC and for his hilarious and hugely popular public radio series, The Bad Taste Tours. Join Peters on this outrageous behind-the-scenes look at some of the more ridiculous journeys and adventures of his career.… (more)

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