This wild and comic tale of Middle East misadventure is "a very funny and insightful look at the world's most combustible region. Fearlessness is a valuable quality in a travel writer, and Mr. Horwitz seems as intrepid as they come." —The New York Times Book Review.
"One of the timeliest, most comic and most oddly endearing travel books to come out of the Middle East in years.”
“As a document of the cultural impasse that brought on the war, this is unsurpassed.”
“Witty, on-target, exciting, funny, and informative.”
High-spirited and entertaining."
—The New Yorker
“A timely and incisive insider’s description of the mysterious Arab world. Tony Horwitz is an ideal guide for American readers.”