A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean (Paperback)

A Grump in Paradise Discovers That Anyplace It's Legal to Carry a Machete Is Comedy Just Waiting to

By Gary Buslik

Travelers' Tales Guides, 9781932361582, 255pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (5/1/2008)

List Price: 19.95*
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Description

"If you look at a map, you will see that the island chain known as the Caribbean, or, to confuse you, the West Indies, lies between Florida and South America and resembles a string of gems or possibly drool." And so begins author Gary Buslik's tale of tropical adventure. Each chapter of this often hilarious and sometimes poignant travelogue recounts another island-hopping, culture-clashing crisis that pits the homesick author against falling coconuts, hospitals that remove wrong organs, insects as big and dangerous as stealth bombers, ticket agents that put him on hold for hours, mysteriously calculated currency exchanges, over-proofed rum, livestock, singing Rastafarians, garbage-bin sex, peanut-crazed children, Idi Amin, flesh-eating monkeys, dentists, cricket, steel drum bands, and the French. Fortunately, even when making fun of his West Indian hosts, the curmudgeonly author's essential good nature and devotion to his wife twinkle through, and in the end his stubborn geocentricity gives way to a heartfelt appreciation of his island hosts.



Praise For A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean: A Grump in Paradise Discovers That Anyplace It's Legal to Carry a Machete Is Comedy Just Waiting to

"This book is wicked...compulsively readable."
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"Irreverent travel writing at its twisted best."
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