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Book Title: No Touch Monkey!: And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late|
The author of the book: Ayun Halliday
Edition: Seal Press (CA)
Date of issue: October 28th 2003
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ISBN 13: 9781580050975
Format files: PDF
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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 districteliciting 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 shareswith razor-sharp wit and to hilarious effectthe travel stories most are too self-conscious to tell. Includes line drawings by the author."
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Read information about the authorAyun Halliday is the Chief Primatologist of the long running, award-winning East Village Inky zine and author of the self-mocking autobiographies No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late, The Big Rumpus Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste, and Job Hopper. She collaborated with illustrators Dan Santat on the picture book Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo, and Paul Hoppe on Peanut, a graphic novel for young adults. Luddite vagabonds may remember her as the author of the analog guidebook, The Zinester's Guide to NYC. She is a regular contributor to Open Culture, and freelances both articles and illustrations to a variety of other publications.
Ayun graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in an attempt to shore up her highly impractical Bachelor’s in Theater from Northwestern University. As a member of the Neo-Futurists, Ayun wrote and performed in over 500 short plays. Lately, she has been creating theater with homeschooled teens, notably The Mermaid’s Legs, an experimental adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story, and Anne Bonny Improv for Teenaged Girls. Her dream is to play the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet.
She lives in Brooklyn with the playwright Greg Kotis, and their children, India and Milo.