No Touch Monkey!

And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late


By Ayun Halliday

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Zine queen Ayun Halliday confesses the best-and worst-of her globetrotting misadventures. “I laughed hard on nearly every page of this shockingly intimate memoir and deeply funny book.” — Stephen Colbert

Ayun Halliday may not make for the most sensible travel companion, but she is certainly one of the zaniest, 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 guerrilla theater in Romania to drug-induced Apocalypse Now reenactments in Vietnam to a perhaps 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 district — eliciting the ire of a tiny, violent madam, and is forced to explain tampons to soldiers in Kashmir — “they’re for ladies. Bleeding ladies” — that, she admits, “might have looked like white cotton bullets lined up in their box.”

A self-admittedly bumbling vacationer, Halliday shares — with razor-sharp wit and to hilarious effect — the travel stories most are too self-conscious to tell.

Includes line drawings, generously provided by the author.
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On Sale
Aug 25, 2015
Page Count
272 pages
Seal Press

Ayun Halliday

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.

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