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Not So Funny When It Happened: The Best of…

Not So Funny When It Happened: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure

by Tim Cahill (Editor)

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Not so funny when you read it either. ( )
  poetreegirl | Mar 21, 2013 |
Cahill, Bryson, Adams, Barry, et al, should be funny, but all they could elicit were a couple of dry dusty road chuckles. This is a compilation of short magazine article style stories, interspersed with even shorter vignettes and really corny cartoons. There are apparently several other titles in this series, each with an equally clever title. Lite fare for the lite traveler. ( )
  Sandydog1 | Jul 26, 2010 |
This book was very amusing, I especially liked the Brad Newsham ones and 'Passing the Test'. About what I expected from this type of collection, some good laughs on a long bus ride.
  skinglist | Jan 6, 2009 |
Ironically, not as entertaining as Cahill's own collection of writings. Most the entrees were moderately amusing, but many didn't have the edge that great travel writing should have. A good airplane or summer book. ( )
  NellieMc | Aug 1, 2008 |
A collection of travel essays, all humorous, some hysterical. My favorites are "Hold on to Your Lunch" written by an airline attendant, "Dentist in Cameroon" and "Bad Haircuts Around The World" by someone who's experienced them. ( )
  mstrust | Mar 30, 2008 |
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There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke.
--Herman Melville
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Ladies and gentleman, laugh if you will, at this sincere and earnest collection of twisted travel narratives.
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Many of the best adventure stories come from misadventures. These tales share those moments when the best of plans fall by the wayside, displaced by something unforeseen, and leavened by the saving grace of a sense of humour.

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