Erik Torkells, editor of Budget Travel magazine, compiled submissions from travelers for the anecdotes that make up this fun little travel book. People who were willing to laugh at themselves and their fellow travelers sent their photographs and stories to the True Stories section of the magazine. They comprise an enjoyable collection.
The stories of exotic travel take the reader from Tibet to New Guinea to Zimbabwe, and back to North Fort Myers, FL. The storytellers encounter all kinds of animals, from monkeys to stingrays. Their tales tell of odd food, unusual photographs, and welcoming people throughout the world.
A Stingray Bit My Nipple! is not for younger readers, as indicated even by the title. However, the book is good for some laughs. Armchair travelers will appreciate the stories, and sometimes appreciate the fact that they didn't have the same encounters as the travelers in the book.
A Stingray Bit My Nipple! by Erik Torkells. Andrews McMeel Publishing, copyright 2008. ISBN 9780740771217 (paperback), 224p.