Both a memoir in travel essays and an anti-guidebook, Bad Tourist
takes us across four continents to fifteen countries, showing us
what not to do when traveling. A woman learning to claim her own
desires and adventures, Suzanne Roberts encounters lightning and
landslides, sharks and piranha-infested waters, a nightclub
drugging, burning bodies, and brief affairs as she searches for the
love of her life and finally herself.
Throughout her travels Roberts tries hard not to be a bad tourist,
but owing to her cultural blind spots, things don't always go as
planned. Fearlessly confessional, shamelessly funny, and wholly
unapologetic, Roberts offers a refreshingly honest account of the
joys and absurdities of confronting new landscapes and cultures, as
well as new versions of herself. Raw, bawdy, and self-effacing, Bad
Tourist is a journey packed with delights and surprises—both of the
greater world and of the mysterious workings of the heart.