The Ridiculous Race: 26,000 Miles, 2 Guides, 1 Globe, No Airplanes

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Price
$24.00  $22.32
Publisher
Holt Paperbacks
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.5 X 0.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780805087406

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About the Author

Steve Hely writes for the Fox animated comedy American Dad! He was twice president of The Harvard Lampoon, and has been a writer and performer on Last Call with Carson Daly and a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman, the latter earning him an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Comedy Show.

Vali Chandrasekaran writes for television's My Name Is Earl. In 2006, his script Jump for Joy was nominated for a Writer's Guild Award. He has been an editor of The Harvard Lampoon and a management consultant for Boston Consulting Group, and he runs the Web site Vali's Views. In a memorable turn on-screen, he played the role of "Vali" on the NBC hit comedy The Office.
Reviews

"No one should set off for a plane ride, a day at the beach, or a lengthy visit to the bathroom without a copy of The Ridiculous Race. I laughed so much I almost died from a lack of oxygen reaching my brain." --Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy and American Dad!

"...will make readers laugh and cry, often simultaneously. Hely's Victorian notions of world travel and the glory of bygone eras provide the perfect foil for Chandrasekaran's glib embrace of the comforts of modern life. Their comically inoffensive braggadocio is akin to your older brother's tales of his misspent youth; Chandrasekaran and Hely might be slightly obnoxious, but therein lies their charm. Hilarious travel writing for the chronically snarky." --Kirkus Reviews

"Riotous fun." --People Magazine

"Hilarious." --Entertainment Weekly

"Reads like a 300-page Simpsons episode." --WIRED

"Hilarious race around the world." --Publisher's Weekly

"This is one of the funniest books I've read in years....The hilarity lasts the whole way." --Anne Stephenson, The Arizona Republic