Travel Humor Book
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“Sometimes irreverent, sometimes insightful,
but always right on the money and uproaringly funny.”

So Who the Heck is this Mad Dog, Anyway?

“Equal parts hilarity, witticism, sarcasm,
warmth, and compassion.”
"A delightful rendezvous for the world weary
traveler as well as the armchair couch potato.”
“Once again, Mad Dog tickles our funny bone and keep us panting for more.”
“After reading Mad Dog's columns for years on his website and in newspapers across the country, it is a pleasure to finally read this compilation of his finest travel columns.”

Mad Dog, writer of travel humor booksMad Dog, whose mother calls him Barry Gottlieb most of the time, has been writing a weekly humor column since 1995. It's appeared in newspapers and magazines including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Phoenix, Sydney Morning Herald, Ottawa Citizen, Popular Science (South Africa), SilverKris (Singapore Airlines in-flight magazine), Amtrak's Arrive Onboard, etc., etc, as well as being read by him over the Pacifica Radio Network.

He has a number of books in print, including Skywriting at Night, a novel (Xlibris); Stand Tall, the autobiography of Dr. Isaiah "Ike" McKinnon, former chief of police of Detroit (Sleeping Bear Press); If It's Such a Small World Then Why Have I Been Sitting on This Airplane For Twelve Hours?, a travel humor compilation (Xlibris); HumorUs, an Australian compilation (WriteSpot); and Misadventures of Moms and Disasters of Dads, a compilation (Moms in Print).

Over the years he's used his creativity in a wide range of areas. He won the Virginia Governor's Screenwriting Competition for his screenplay, Velveeta and the '63 Fleetwood Stigmata, wrote the script for a Silver Telly and Bronze CINDY award-winning video, and was a finalist in the Clio Awards. He's written advertising, spent four years as a radio personality on WVGO (Richmond, Virginia), sold candles on the streets of New York City, created and marketed a series of novelty gift items including Croc O' Shirt, Earl the Dead Cat and the Silent Vigil Foam Rubber Wind Chimes, started Richmond Virginia's Tacky Xmas Decoration Contest and Grand Highly Illuminated House Tour, produced records, was a cable show host, voice-over talent, and even acted in TV commercials. How well is still up for debate.

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