I Should Have Stayed Home
The Worst Trips of Great Writers
Edited by Roger Rapaport and Marguerita Castanera
In this original classic anthology of the worst trips, 50 top writers— including Isabel Allende, Jan Morris, Barbara Kingsolver, Paul Theroux, Mary Morris, Rick Steves, Tony Wheeler and Helen Gurley Brown— tell of their greatest travel disasters.
Writers of these essays pay their royalties to Oxfam America, the fine international relief organization. Guaranteed to whet your appetite or make you cancel your reservations.
"One of the five best travel books of the year. Feisty, funny . . . A bracing alternative to the technicolor-sunset school of travel writing."
~San Francisco Examiner
262 pages, 5" x 8", full-color cover, author biographies, 1994. Published by RDR Books. ISBN 1-57143-014-8 trade paper
I Should Have Stayed Home!
In this hilarious anthology 51 top travel writers, novelists, and journalists tell of their greatest travel disasters.
Read this book and you'll be happy you weren't with...
- Isabel Allende freezing in a battered camper in Paris.
- Jeff Greenwald dunked into an electric bath in Tokyo.
- Mary Mackey in a hotel room in Guatemala on the "Night of the Army Ants."
- Rick Steves on a beat up Afghani bus with a speeding driver who appeared to be stoned.
- Richard Harris detained on the Mexican-U.S. border under suspicion of smuggling a herpetile.
- Joe Gores caught in a Sudanese border town when a war broke out.
- Eric Hansen overnight in Grand Central Station with no money, freezing temperatures, and cardboard shoes.
- Michael Dorris shuttled from airport to airport in Europe while trying to go from New York to Alaska.
- Barbara Kingsolver rejected from a New York restaurant.
- Paul Theroux running off a hangover in Zambia.
- Pico Iyer dodging sexual predators in Egypt.
- Tony Wheeler wondering how he stole a car.
- Georgia Hesse frozen solid at the North Pole.
This collection of misadventures is introduced by Mary Morris with a rebuttal by Jan Morris.