Kirsten Koza

About Kirsten Koza

Kirsten Koza is a humorist, journalist, adventurer, expedition organizer, and the author of Lost in Moscow: A Brat in the USSR. She’s a contributor to Travelers’ Tales anthologies, and her stories “Chasing Tornadoes” and “Mare’s Milk, Mountain Bikes, Meteors & Mammaries; a Nipply Night in Nomad’s Land” are in The Best Women’s Travel Writing, volumes 8 and 9. And her misadventure “Easter Island: The Chilean with the Brazilian” is in Leave the Lipstick, Take the Iguana.

She’s a journalist at TheBlot Magazine (Wall St., New York) and covers topics such as cannibalism, bullfighting, dildos, Putin, gluten, twisted travel, tropical diseases, gross food, and outrageous world politics.

Kirsten also leads writing, photography, and eating expeditions around the world for Writers’ Expeditions ( She received a B.A. in Theater from Dalhousie University (Canada) and completed the Post Grad program at East 15 Acting School (London, England).

Wake Up and Smell the Shit

WUSS_Front Cover-webSTAND BACK! The 31 tales in this raunchy round-the-world romp might get you dirty.

We've all had unspeakable experiences while traveling that we're ashamed to admit, but these often become our best stories in the re-telling. The writers in this collection cast inhibition aside and reveal their weirdest and worst moments and how they made the best of them. And memorable moments in exotic destinations come in all shapes and sizes: insects as big as Pam Anderson’s left tit, regrettable sex, stink-eyed officials, horrible healers, Lady Gaga’s shoes and Madonna’s special meal, trigger-happy militants, and peeping Tom rock stars.

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