Well! It’s good to be back! I’ve been in Peru for 11 days. As they say in my industry, it was “by turns” amazing and horrifying. One of the more “horrifying” parts was our “6 hour” bus journey from Puno to Cusco that actually ended up being 32.5 hours.
Luckily, I had my galley with me. I debated bringing it, since it’s a little hefty, but I’m glad I did, because it kept me laughing even when the situation seemed pretty bleak (and when I didn’t have my nose buried in Fodor’s Peru 3rd Ed.). I loved the first collection, Fierce Pajamas, in which I discovered humorist S.J. Perelman (whose pieces I obsessed over and photocopied and forced on people in college), and in this collection I discovered the brilliance of Simon Rich, Jack Handey, and Paul Rudnick while enjoying my old favorites Perelman, Woody Allen, George Saunders and David Sedaris. Don’t miss this one, just for laughs.