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PALO ALTO, {May, 2006}—Best known for her award-winning women’s travel humor series, Sand in My Bra, Whose Panties are These?, and The Thong Also Rises —Jen Leo adds a new twist to her knickers with the fourth book in her undergarment empire—stories from men. In her new book What Color Is Your Jockstrap? – Funny Men and Women Write From the Road, Leo lets the guys throw their strap into the ring of true travel adventures.

After years of fending off requests from male readers regarding when they could join the fun in her popular anthologies, Leo relented. What Color Is Your Jockstrap? is a co-ed pajama party of raucous, racy and oft times ridiculous stories from travelers walking the fine line between questionable taste and good humor.

Tuck in between the covers with Leo and discover some of travel writing's best-known men side by side with the women. Contributors include Tim Cahill, Susan Orlean, Doug Lansky, Elliott Hester, Laurie Notaro and Rolf Potts telling stories of travel run-amok.

  • Dare to kiss the woman of Elliott Hester's dreams in Argentina
  • Discover that adventure king Tim Cahill has a fear of…freshwater lakes?
  • Begin your marriage with a sick-off like Julia Weiler did in Mexico
  • Hide behind Rachel S. Thurston's mom as she takes on taxi drivers in Nepal
  • Enjoy nine hundred holiday photographs from Laurie Notaro's parents

About the editor:

Jennifer L. Leo is a magnet for misadventure and always ready to gamble on having a good time. She is the editor of the best-selling Travelers' Tales women's humor series, including the award-winning Sand in My Bra, Whose Panties Are These?, The Thong Also Rises, and What Color is Your Jockstrap? Her writing can be found in several books, magazines, and websites. Her blog, WrittenRoad.com, was named one of Writers Digest's 101 Best Websites for Writers, and a favorite among the editors at Frommer's.  She won the 2004 Grand Prize from the North American Journalist Association for Sand in My Bra.

About Travelers' Tales:

Travelers' Tales publishes the best in travel, humor, and spiritual writing from world-famous authors and emerging writers. Celebrating 14 years in publishing, the series has won many awards for excellence, including three Lowell Thomas Awards for Best Travel Book, and multiple best book awards from the Independent Publishers Association, ForeWord Magazine, and the Benjamin Franklin Awards.

What Color Is Your Jockstrap? Funny Men and Women Write From the Road
Edited by Jennifer L. Leo
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
Publication Date: May 2006
$14.95, paperback , 232 pages
ISBN : 1932361-34-0

Marcy Gordon
Travelers Tales

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