That Bear Ate My Pants! chronicles Tony James Slater’s first foray into traveling around the world and doing generally crazy things. He says he originally wanted to be an actor, but on account of him not being any good, he ended up traveling and writing about it instead. Personally, I’m glad he was no good at acting because his sense of humor is wonderful and his books literally make me laugh out loud. A lot. This one is about his time at an Ecuadorian animal rescue place. He cared for a pretty amazing assortment of animals while he was there and did some pretty amazing things. The only problem is the language and Slater’s love of four-letter words (some justified, some not). Aside from the language, however, this book is truly excellent!
4 (out of 5) Stars
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2 responses to “That Bear Ate My Pants! by Tony James Slater”
Thanks so much for this review, Heather! I’m glad you got a few chuckles from That Bear. I’ve had a lot of feedback on my rather excessive use of swearing – I think as a younger bloke I tended to rely on it a lot, sort of like a crutch for my humour (which in turn was a crutch supporting a raft of insecurities!). These days, I try to swear a lot less, and luckily this has rubbed off on my writing – not nearly as much of it in subsequent books! But thank-you so much for pointing it out, as it will alert other readers who might not enjoy that aspect, and save them some discomfort (and save me some 1 star reviews!). Once again, thanks so much for this awesome review 🙂
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