Report from Practically Nowhere

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First edition (publ. Harper & Brothers)

Report from Practically Nowhere is a 1959 humorous travelogue by American journalist John Sack, illustrated by Shel Silverstein. The book consists of thirteen profiles of microstates, principalities, autonomous areas, and other places visited by the author:


In 1974, Tori Haring-Smith revisited ten of the thirteen countries, supported by a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.[1]

See also[edit]


  • "Report from Practically Nowhere". The New York Times Book Review. 1: 502. 1959. Retrieved 2011-05-07.
  • Gowran, Clay (March 8, 1959). "Delightful Travel Book on Unknown Countries". Chicago Daily Tribune: D4. Retrieved 2011-05-07.
  • "Report from Practically Nowhere". Newsweek. 53: 98. 1959. Retrieved 2011-05-07.
  • "Books: The Wily Wali". Time. 73 (11). March 16, 1959. Retrieved 2011-05-07.