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The Ridiculous Race (Kobo eBook)

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Two comedy writers race each other around the world—no planes allowed—in this hilarious true travelogue that “reads like a 300-page Simpsons episode” (Wired).

It started as a friendly wager: two old friends from the Harvard Lampoon, Steve Hely and Vali Chandrasekaran, now hotshot Hollywood comedy writers, challenged each other to a race around the globe in opposite directions. There was only one rule: no airplanes. The first man to cross every line of longitude and arrive back in L.A. would win a very expensive bottle of Scotch and infamy. But little did one racer know that the other planned to cheat him out of the big prize by way of a ride on a quarter-million-dollar jet pack.

From the West Bank to the Aleutian Islands, the slums of Rio to the steppes of Mongolia, traveling by ocean freighter and the Trans-Siberian Railway (pranking each other mercilessly along the way), Vali and Steve plunge eagerly and ill-preparedly into global adventure in a comic travelogue unlike any other, an outrageous tale of two gentlemen travelers who can’t wait to don baggy cardigan sweaters, clench corncob pipes between their teeth, and yell at their sons, “You lazy bums! When we were your age, we raced around the world without airplanes!”

“Riotous fun.” —People Magazine

“Hilarious.” —Entertainment Weekly

“This is one of the funniest books I’ve read in years.” —The Arizona Republic

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781627796682
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Publication Date: June 8th, 2015