How Not To Avoid Jet Lag & other tales of travel madness by Joshua Samuel Brown

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How Not to Avoid Jet Lag & other tales of travel madness is a collection of 19 stories written during Joshua Samuel Brown's 10+ years on the road as a travel guide writer.

Josh is an expert Lonely Planet writer, but I've felt his talents have been wasted there for years. (If you've read Vignettes of Taiwan or follow Snarky Tofu, you'll know why I've said that. If you haven't, read Snarky Tofu AFTER you've read How Not to Avoid Jet Lag & other tales of travel madness.

I was completely and utterly enthralled with Josh's book. It's packed full of funny travel stories, quirky observations, and amusing inner monologues. In typical JSB fashion, it's the type of book you can laugh out loud to, and it is just as absurd as I expected it to be. Some of these tales I remember Josh telling me about when he lived here in Taiwan, while others are new.

This isn't your average travel novel. JSB has an insatiable lust for travel and adventure, and he always manages to find a little bit of trouble to get into. He also has a gift for making the average, mundane experience into a story that is utterly unique and completely unforgettable.