No Touch Monkey!: And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late (Paperback)

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An All-Time Favorite! Take Ayun Halliday's HILARIOUS, wildly self-exposing, and instructive book of travel tales with you on your next airplane schlep, to the DMV, or wherever else you might expect a degree of circumstantial suffering. These stories will proved a therapeutic dose of schadenfreude and enough laughter to dull your own pain nicely. 

— From Marvelous Miscellany


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 districteliciting 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 shareswith razor-sharp wit and to hilarious effectthe travel stories most are too self-conscious to tell.
This second edition includes a new foreword from the author.

About the Author

Ayun Halliday is the creator of the East Village Inky, the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award Winner for Best Zine. She is the author of several books, including The Big Rumpus, Dirty Sugar Cookies, and Zinester s Guide to NYC. She lives in Brooklyn."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781580056014
ISBN-10: 1580056016
Publisher: Seal Press (CA)
Publication Date: August 25th, 2015
Pages: 272
Language: English
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