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No Touch Monkey! by Ayun Halliday
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Mar 18, 08

did not like it
bookshelves: got-put-back-on-the-shelf
Recommended for: Rick Steves, he'd say, "Done it."
Read in March, 2008

There was a monkey on the cover, and while I'm sure there's a story about a monkey somewhere in the book, I never got to it.
I found myself bored... well, this is really my fault, cause I don't ever go anywhere exotic on vacation. Ayun goes on African safari's on a shoe string budget on her vacations. I do laundry and walk around the mall on my vacations.
She takes vacations with boyfriends, husbands, family, alone... I don't even like to eat by myself, much less wander around a far off land. I simply couldn't relate. Finally, if you're going to write about your adventures in life, I need to have a reason to read about your adventures. I need you to tell me that you learned something other than, "Don't eat the dogs in Singapore." All I learned from this book is that sometimes, when in Europe, you have to pay to use the bathroom.
What I want, what I need is for you to give me the big reveal, about how there are 6 billion people on this planet, and while we all eat different things, really no one ever wants to eat alone.
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message 1: by Jessica (new)

Jessica I love to read the newspaper while I'm eating, and when there's someone else present they always yell at me.... so actually I do like eating alone.

But I still know what you mean. Great review.

message 2: by Jeff (new) - rated it 1 star

Jeff I really don't mind eating alone too much- but I'm slightly too ADD to sit and eat through a whole meal. I like to people watch.
I'd be worried if the newspaper starts to yell at you.

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