Book Of The Day – That Bear Ate My Pants!

by Greg on October 17, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a very highly rated Memoir/Travel Comedy by Tony James Slater. That Bear Ate My Pants! has an outstanding 4.7 star rating (107 five star ratings) and is only $2.99!

“From the first page, this book had me! And amazingly right up to the last page. Laugh out loud funny, with a dry witted humor. I am immediately checking to see if Tony has others…..I want the stories to continue! Thank you Tony and don’t ever stop writing!” Charl – Amazon Reviewer

That Bear Ate My Pants!
by Tony James Slater
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Genre: Memoir/Travel Comedy
Price: $2.99


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There comes a time in every man’s life when he says to himself, “Holy Sh*t! I’m about to be eaten by a bear!”

Tony James Slater went to Ecuador, determined to become a man.
It never occurred to him that ‘or die trying’ might be an option…

The trouble with volunteering in a South American animal refuge is that everything wants a piece of you. And the trouble with being Tony, is that most of them got one.

Just how do you ‘look after’ something that’s trying it’s damnedest to kill you and eat you?

And how do you find love when you a) don’t speak the language, and b) are constantly covered in excrement and entrails?

If only he’d had some relevant experience. Other than owning a pet rabbit when he was nine. And if only he’d bought some travel insurance…

That Bear Ate My Pants is the hilarious tale of one man’s quest to better himself. Whether losing a machete fight with a tree, picking dead tarantulas out of a tank of live ones or sewing the head back on to a partially decapitated crocodile, Tony’s misadventures are ridiculous, unbelievable and always entertaining.

Long before Sky One got involved, there were already plenty of Idiots Abroad. This is the story of one of them…

*NOTE* No animals were harmed in the making of this book. The same cannot be said of the author, who was shot, shaved, electrocuted, temporarily blinded, bitten by a crocodile and head-butted in the balls by a wild boar. But we know it’s the animals you’re worried about. They were fine.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Halfway through this book, my boyfriend (over breakfast) looks at me as I’ve laughed for the fifth time during the meal and says, “I’ve never seen you laugh so much at a book.” Yeah. It’s that damn funny. This is a fantastic book and I highly recommend it – especially if you need a laugh!


This was probably one of the funniest books I have read. In fact, if I didn’t have so many other books I want to read and enjoy, I’d probably go back to the beginning and read it all over again. But beware, it really is laugh-out-loud material. Tony Slater is very gifted at writing comically and laughter accompanied every page I read at the account of his daily routine looking after animals, birds and reptiles of all shapes and sizes and degrees of ferocity. This is one I will read again if I ever need cheering up.


I just loved this book! There were many times I laughed til the tears ran! My husband thought I was crazy. I recommend this book to anyone who needs a laugh! Very entertaining.


I loved this book. My husband actually read it and told me that I should read it and he was right. I laughed my a$$ off. Especially the holy jeans part..omg I laughed so hard I was crying! There were so many things in this book that was just hilarious and he just went with the flow lol. It’s amazing the work that was done for those animals and it was so great that he could share those experiences with us. Great book!


Not just funny – make no mistake it certainly has its share of laugh out loud moments – this book also draws you in to a very different world and before you know it you start to really care about all the characters, animals and the refuge itself. The self deprecating style and easy reading is made to seem effortless – the mark of a great writer. Can’t wait for his next book!

Get That Bear Ate My Pants! here: That Bear Ate My Pants!

About The Author

Tony James Slater is a very, very strange man. He believes himself to be indestructible, despite considerable evidence to the contrary. He sometimes makes strange faces whilst pretending to be attacked by inanimate objects. But perhaps his single biggest problem is this; he has a mouth so big he is at risk of swallowing his own head. As a result he often ends up far from mainstream civilization, tackling ridiculous challenges and subjecting himself to constant danger. He gets hurt quite a lot.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Tony James Slater and ENT appreciate it.

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