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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Book Review: An A-Hole Goes on Vacation by Andy Ostrom


AN A-HOLE GOES ON VACATION
BY ANDY OSTROM

An A-Hole Goes on Vacation by Andy Ostrom is one of the few non-fiction books that I have read. The Author has instilled faith in me that non-fiction need not be boring after all! If you are looking for a book that tells you where or when to take an ideal vacation; what an ideal vacation is supposed to be (ideally, you aren't supposed to refer to a book for that!), well, this book isn't for you. The book is basically more etiquette based.

If you are a self confessed A-Hole or know someone who is an A-Hole but doesn't know about it or you just have half an hour to spare, read this book (it is only 21 pages anyway!) The book does not give you information about where to take a vacation or when to take a vacation, like other travel books do. It basically gives you information on HOW and WHY you should take a vacation. We plan for days on end planning the perfect trip, yet, it may turn out to be one of the worst trips ever taken.

The author gives vacationing tips to all categories of people, be it young, middle aged, old, family, singles, etc. He puts in place perspective of what a vacation should NOT be (really, it can be anything you want it to be). He also gives invaluable tips to people who have just returned from vacation and go around “Namastay”-ing (yes, you went on vacation, we didn't, don’t add fuel to the fire!).

Travel tips apart, the author’s sarcastic way of writing is interesting and makes you laugh (or smirk with understanding). Not one to shy away from words (seriously!), the author keeps the reader occupied and blatantly speaks the truth that makes you smile and connect to instantly! All in all, it is a fun read.