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Some of the authors included in this anthology are well known in other genres--Eco, Mamet, and John Updike, for example--while others such as Jan Morris and Redmond O'Hanlon have made a name for themselves primarily as travel writers; but whether you recognize the names or not, you'll find all the stories in Bad Trips well worth reading and then coming back to time and again.
The perfect book to read on a long Greyhound bus trip- you can remind yourself that even if everything takes a few more hours than you would like, and even if you have to get up at... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Michael Lewyn
Called Worst Journeys chez nous. Odd mix of famous names and, um, Canadians. Surprise, surprise, the Canuks come off best. Skip the poetryPublished 19 months ago by Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso'
I've traveled. I've experienced bad travel. I've heard stories. Those sorts of tales and experiences are not in this book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by michael ulin edwards
This book tries hard to be poignant, but doesn't make it. Much too depressing, and not entertaining enough.Published on May 17, 2003
A collection of travel writing, mainly excerpts from longer works, although a few are short essays, describing those trips that--well, did not seem quite so fun at the time, but... Read morePublished on September 11, 2002 by Glen Engel Cox