One for the Road: Wish You Weren’t Here

As summer travel heats up, the horror stories we hear from vacationers will surely rise — missed connections, flat tires, broken air conditioners in hotel rooms. But it could always be worse somewhere else, right? A forthcoming anthology from Grove Press has collected some of the worst of the worst when it comes to nightmare travel experiences: Wish You Were’t Here: The Black Cat Anthology of Travel Humor, may help put your own travel mishaps in perspective.

This collection of funny tales about the very worst of travel is sure to provide some comic relief whether or not your own summer plans go sour. The anthology includes funny stories like Ludwig Bemelmans’ tale about hiding a toy poodle from an overeager butcher on a luxury ocean liner. Christopher Buckley learns the drawbacks of traveling with a group in the jungles of Belize and Jerome K. Jerome experiences the downside of traveling with cheese. Stinky stuff, maybe?

This July 2007 release was edited by Cecil Kuhne, editor of two other travel anthologies: On the Edge: Adventurous Escapades from Around the World and The Armchair Paddler: An Anthology of Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting Adventures.