Notes of a Tourist on Planet Earth is a collection of essays by JD Smith about Humans.  There are haikus, poems, lists, and all sorts of other amusing things about all sorts of topics.  This was a great book to keep my busy on my flight to Tulsa last month.  It was a relatively quick read, it kept me entertained and it was easy enough to pick up and start again without having to go back to remember what I had last read when there was turbulence.  I found myself bookmarking several pages to go back to later because they had made me laugh or there was something there that I wanted to show one of my friends because it made me think of them.

If you are looking for something a little different to read, but still want to be entertained, be sure to check out Notes of a Tourist on Planet Earth.  There should be at least one thing (but probably many more than that) that will make you laugh.

I received a free e-copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.


About the Book

Notes of a Tourist on Planet Earth Some questions haunt humanity on a daily basis, or at the very least make it scratch its collective head. Why shouldn’t one wear black? Who is the emitting the most greenhouse gases? What hybrids could result from genetic engineering, and what kind of secret life does ethanol have? How can one sound halfway intelligent at an art gallery or survive a poetry open mic? Most importantly of all, who do you have to please to get a table at that restaurant everybody’s talking it? In NOTES OF A TOURIST ON PLANET EARTH, seasoned traveler and award-winning writer J.D. Smith answers these questions and more, many more, in stories, lists, poems and essays, along with pieces that no category could hope to contain without undergoing elective surgery. Based on research in world capitals, the bars of eight time zones and a distressing number of degree programs, this collection combines wit and erudition in ways that will make Woody Allen and Roy Blount, Jr. hear footsteps-and have Rachael Ray taking a long, hard look at herself.

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