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BORAT: Touristic Guidings to Minor Nation of U.S. and A. and Touristic Guidings to Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Hardcover – November 6, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Flying Dolphin Press; 1 edition (November 6, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385523467
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385523462
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 8.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tug on your snuggest swimsuit and get your papers in order: (in)famous international sojourner Borat Sagdiyev is here with the travel book of the year, BORAT: Touristic Guidings to Minor Nation of U.S. and A. and Touristic Guidings to Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Packed with helpful tips, BORAT offers off-the-beaten-path recommendations and "will instruct you on all you needing know" for your next family vacation, be it at home or abroad. Check out these images from the book:






About the Author

BORAT SAGDIYEV is fourth most famous man in Kazakhstan and is proud to be son, brother and nephew of most eminent sex-criminal, Boltok The Rapist. He have zodiacs sign Potato and before become journalist televiski was work as icemaker, gypsycatcher and extractor of animal spermatozoa - he hold record in Pavlodar Province for Most Rapid Liquid Explosion of Goat. He achieve this in 7.3 second - "it easy, finger in anoos". Great Success!

BORAT SAGDIYEV have had hair on pubis for 35 harvest, he have correct number of limbs and chram thick like can of Pepsi. Borat is current marry to his third wife. First two is dead. He did not kill them.

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Great gift for Borat fans.
L. Vaughn
This book is hilarious in true Borat fashion.
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Read it at work and laughed my backside off.
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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful By David W. Straight on November 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Borat humor, like fermented horse urine, is definitely an acquired taste. There's plenty here to seriously offend almost everyone--those who are not offended by anything in this double-ended (one part USA, the other Kazakhstan) book have got to be rather strange to begin with. It's almost incessantly outrageous, but that's what makes it a lot of fun. Not everything works quite as well as it should: you may turn to a page and scowl or look revolted--but just turn to the next page and you're smiling again.

There are lots of nice color pictures--cheap shoddy color usually, but that's part of the idea. What do you want? Current technology? The text can be a bit slow-going at times ("I was also very happy face at time of my junior schoolings.."), but that's also part of the fun. Borat talks of the "Glorious Tinshein Swimmings Pool" and it's wonderful filtration system ("remove 80% of human solid waste"). It's a book that you can wander through and enjoy.

I think that the main delight with Borat so far is that it is very creative and original humor. The danger is that we may see it overdone. Men in Black was an original, creative film: MIB II was neither--it broke no new ground. Animal House was great--but the popularity led to each of the TV networks doing spinoffs which failed to capture and appreciate just why the original was so good. I would hate to see the same thing happen to Borat.

A strong word of caution: the book is definitely not for younger children. Some of the photographs are such that you would never see them reproduced on network TV. But the main danger for letting, say, an 8-year-old look at the book would be having to explain to the child why the humor is funny. A good semi-serious documentary could be made of a parent trying to explain the humor to a son or daughter--explaining about the birds and the bees would be trivially easy in comparison. So--not for everyone--but for the Borat fans, truly a gem.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence Neil on November 12, 2007
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All I can say is that I read the U S and A part in a bookstore, and I was constantly laughing loudly out loud. (A guy came over and said he was getting the book because of my laughing.) Ali G TV made me laugh so much my sides hurt, the Borat movie was hilarious, but I think the book might be even funnier. If you are an arrested development adult male without any sexual hangups, you will think this is one hysterical bit after another. I repeated some of the "observations" to my wife and my teenage son. My son laughed, my wife-not so much. But for the next few days, I would just think about how much I laughed, and that would make me laugh. You can't ask much more out of printed pages.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By AliGhaemi on December 11, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Following Kazakhstan's 2006 contribution to the laugh-out-loud movie category in the form of Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan, the television personality (and brother of "number four prostitute in all of Kazakhstan") the namesake TV mega star has returned this time with a book both chronicling his travels in the US and A while simultaneously returning the favour and introducing westerners to his homeland.

Yanking the Americans' chain (and leaving a trail of foolish fooled fools behind from New York City to Los Angeles) the esteemed journalist shows off what US and A has to offer for the fellow travellers. The writing can run in slopes as Borat Sagdiyev marvels at the freedom of women and chocolate faces and the containment of Jews in New York City to a manageable ten. On the other side of the guide, Borat utilizes half the photographs and documents available in his Central Asian country - still way ahead of the degenerate Uzbeks of course - to show off the latest and greatest in his homeland (in maiming gypsies, Jews and anooses). A special mention goes to vagines and president Nursultan Nazarbaye who, as everyone knows, obtained his post by carrying a woman the longest distance of any contestant.

As far as travel guides go, Borat has just established two new benchmarks right here in one swoop. The Touristic Guidings might be a raunchy and acquired taste, yet there is no denying that I would be worried about my job security right about now if I worked for NFT, Frommer's or Rough Guides.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Vaughn on January 13, 2008
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I bought this as a gift for a coworker who loves Borat. He couldn't put it down. Great gift for Borat fans.
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By Robert on November 18, 2009
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This book is perverse. Borat is a twisted traveler who has been arrested in more countries than there are in the game of Risk. I would highly reccommend the movie version of his adventures. A recent NPR interview with sacha baran cohen was incredibly revealing. Buy the book or video, but beware, as there is something in it to offend everyone. If I were from Kazakhstan, I would not approve of this.
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By Victor W. Nappen on May 12, 2013
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Great book, hilarious, you can find something new every time you look at it... NC-17 and definitely NSFW!!! Perfect for a coffee table or in the can.
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By Kellie Thrift on April 19, 2013
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Definitely a book for adults, but extremely funny! Lots of entertainment value! A lot funnier than I expected. Lude content though so put it on a high shelf for us older "kids".
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By Agent 47 on February 1, 2013
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Jagshemash! I recommends this Touristic Guidings to any peoples who want to make learnings of US and A or glorious nation of Kazakhstan! It is not a BORING like my wife, Oksana.
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