Learning to Play With a Lion?s Testicles: Unexpected Gifts From the Animals of Africa

3.84 avg rating
( 77 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781933016825: Learning to Play With a Lion?s Testicles: Unexpected Gifts From the Animals of Africa


The cheeky title of Melissa Haynes's story of adventure in Africa, Learning to Play with a Lion's Testicles, earned the book some big publicity on NBC-TV/Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 4,2013 where it topped the show's list of "Titles Not to Read" for September 2013. Melissa's book was also a big smash on the March 11, 2014 Ellen Show, where Ellen and guest Ricky Gervais highlighted the book throughout the entire hour.

Playing with a lion’s testicles: An African saying that means to take foolhardy chances.

For the reader who has ever dreamed of going to Africa or knows the pain of loss and guilt, Learning to Play with a Lion's Testicles will fill your soul.

Melissa, an exhausted executive from the city seeks meaning and purpose from her work volunteers for a Big Five conservation project in South Africa. Her boss, an over-zealous ranger, nicknamed the Drill Sergeant, has no patience for city folk, especially if they're women. He tries to send her packing on day one, but Melissa stands her ground with grit and determination, however shaky it may be.

Conflict soon sets the pace with a cast filled with predatory cats and violent elephants, an on-going battle of wits with the Drill Sergeant. Even Mother Nature pounds the reserve with the worst storm in a century. But the most enduring and profound conflict is the internal battle going on within Melissa, as she tries to come to terms with the guilt surrounding her mother's death. When death grips the game reserve, it is the very animals Melissa has come to save that end up saving her.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:


The cheeky title of Melissa Haynes's story of adventure in Africa, Learning to Play with a Lion's Testicles, earned the book some big publicity on NBC-TV/Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 4,2013 where it topped the show's list of "Titles Not to Read" for September 2013.

Playing with a lion’s testicles: An African saying that means to take foolhardy chances.

For the reader who has ever dreamed of going to Africa or knows the pain of loss and guilt, Learning to Play with a Lion's Testicles will fill your soul.

Melissa, an exhausted executive from the city seeks meaning and purpose from her work volunteers for a Big Five conservation project in South Africa. Her boss, an over-zealous ranger, nicknamed the Drill Sergeant, has no patience for city folk, especially if they're women. He tries to send her packing on day one, but Melissa stands her ground with grit and determination, however shaky it may be.

Conflict soon sets the pace with a cast filled with predatory cats and violent elephants, an on-going battle of wits with the Drill Sergeant. Even Mother Nature pounds the reserve with the worst storm in a century. But the most enduring and profound conflict is the internal battle going on within Melissa, as she tries to come to terms with the guilt surrounding her mother's death. When death grips the game reserve, it is the very animals Melissa has come to save that end up saving her.

About the Author:

Melissa Haynes created and orchestrated successful national campaigns for major corporate players, opened and ran a prosperous business in Mexico. Her project management experience landed her a handful of lucrative Olympic contracts for the 2012 Winter Olympics. She ghostwrote a column about entertaining in the Vancouver Courier for years and a chapter in the award-winning chef's cookbook Inside the Recipe Box. She is a self-admitted chronic adventure junkie and travel addict. She is passionate about animals, adventure, conservation and scribbling. But her greatest accomplishment and adventure to date was volunteering in Africa and living to write about it.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Melissa Haynes
ISBN 10: 1933016825 ISBN 13: 9781933016825
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1933016825

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Haynes, Melissa J.
ISBN 10: 1933016825 ISBN 13: 9781933016825
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # V7-9781933016825

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Melissa J Haynes
Published by Behler Publications, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1933016825 ISBN 13: 9781933016825
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Behler Publications, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 213 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The cheeky title of Melissa Haynes s story of adventure in Africa, Learning to Play with a Lion s Testicles, earned the book some big publicity on NBC-TV/Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 4,2013 where it topped the show s list of Titles Not to Read for September 2013. Melissa s book was also a big smash on the March 11, 2014 Ellen Show, where Ellen and guest Ricky Gervais highlighted the book throughout the entire hour. Playing with a lion s testicles: An African saying that means to take foolhardy chances. For the reader who has ever dreamed of going to Africa or knows the pain of loss and guilt, Learning to Play with a Lion s Testicles will fill your soul. Melissa, an exhausted executive from the city seeks meaning and purpose from her work volunteers for a Big Five conservation project in South Africa. Her boss, an over-zealous ranger, nicknamed the Drill Sergeant, has no patience for city folk, especially if they re women. He tries to send her packing on day one, but Melissa stands her ground with grit and determination, however shaky it may be. Conflict soon sets the pace with a cast filled with predatory cats and violent elephants, an on-going battle of wits with the Drill Sergeant. Even Mother Nature pounds the reserve with the worst storm in a century. But the most enduring and profound conflict is the internal battle going on within Melissa, as she tries to come to terms with the guilt surrounding her mother s death. When death grips the game reserve, it is the very animals Melissa has come to save that end up saving her. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781933016825

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Haynes, Melissa J.
ISBN 10: 1933016825 ISBN 13: 9781933016825
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781933016825

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Melissa J Haynes
Published by Behler Publications, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1933016825 ISBN 13: 9781933016825
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Behler Publications, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 213 x 140 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The cheeky title of Melissa Haynes s story of adventure in Africa, Learning to Play with a Lion s Testicles, earned the book some big publicity on NBC-TV/Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 4,2013 where it topped the show s list of Titles Not to Read for September 2013. Melissa s book was also a big smash on the March 11, 2014 Ellen Show, where Ellen and guest Ricky Gervais highlighted the book throughout the entire hour. Playing with a lion s testicles: An African saying that means to take foolhardy chances. For the reader who has ever dreamed of going to Africa or knows the pain of loss and guilt, Learning to Play with a Lion s Testicles will fill your soul. Melissa, an exhausted executive from the city seeks meaning and purpose from her work volunteers for a Big Five conservation project in South Africa. Her boss, an over-zealous ranger, nicknamed the Drill Sergeant, has no patience for city folk, especially if they re women. He tries to send her packing on day one, but Melissa stands her ground with grit and determination, however shaky it may be. Conflict soon sets the pace with a cast filled with predatory cats and violent elephants, an on-going battle of wits with the Drill Sergeant. Even Mother Nature pounds the reserve with the worst storm in a century. But the most enduring and profound conflict is the internal battle going on within Melissa, as she tries to come to terms with the guilt surrounding her mother s death. When death grips the game reserve, it is the very animals Melissa has come to save that end up saving her. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781933016825

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Melissa J Haynes
Published by Behler Publications, United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1933016825 ISBN 13: 9781933016825
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Behler Publications, United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 213 x 140 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The cheeky title of Melissa Haynes s story of adventure in Africa, Learning to Play with a Lion s Testicles, earned the book some big publicity on NBC-TV/Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 4,2013 where it topped the show s list of Titles Not to Read for September 2013. Melissa s book was also a big smash on the March 11, 2014 Ellen Show, where Ellen and guest Ricky Gervais highlighted the book throughout the entire hour. Playing with a lion s testicles: An African saying that means to take foolhardy chances. For the reader who has ever dreamed of going to Africa or knows the pain of loss and guilt, Learning to Play with a Lion s Testicles will fill your soul. Melissa, an exhausted executive from the city seeks meaning and purpose from her work volunteers for a Big Five conservation project in South Africa. Her boss, an over-zealous ranger, nicknamed the Drill Sergeant, has no patience for city folk, especially if they re women. He tries to send her packing on day one, but Melissa stands her ground with grit and determination, however shaky it may be. Conflict soon sets the pace with a cast filled with predatory cats and violent elephants, an on-going battle of wits with the Drill Sergeant. Even Mother Nature pounds the reserve with the worst storm in a century. But the most enduring and profound conflict is the internal battle going on within Melissa, as she tries to come to terms with the guilt surrounding her mother s death. When death grips the game reserve, it is the very animals Melissa has come to save that end up saving her. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781933016825

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Haynes, Melissa
Published by Behler Publications (2013)
ISBN 10: 1933016825 ISBN 13: 9781933016825
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Behler Publications, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1933016825

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Melissa J. Haynes
ISBN 10: 1933016825 ISBN 13: 9781933016825
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. 140mm x 18mm x 213mm. Paperback. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 212 pages. 0.249. Bookseller Inventory # 9781933016825

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Melissa J Haynes
Published by Behler Publications
ISBN 10: 1933016825 ISBN 13: 9781933016825
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Behler Publications. Paperback / softback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Learning to Play with a Lion's Testicles: Unexpected Gifts from the Animals of Africa, Melissa J Haynes. Bookseller Inventory # B9781933016825

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Melissa Haynes
Published by Behler Publications, LLC 2013-04-16, Lake Forest, California (2013)
ISBN 10: 1933016825 ISBN 13: 9781933016825
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Behler Publications, LLC 2013-04-16, Lake Forest, California, 2013. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781933016825

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book