The Xenophobe's Guide to the Americans (The Xenophobe's Guide)
Xenophobe's Guides - an irreverent look at the beliefs and foibles of nations, almost guaranteed to cure Xenophobia.
'Winning is central to the American psyche. As American football coach Vince Lombardi put it, "Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing." Virtually every event in Am...more
2.5 ish stars...
This was recommended to me on my hunt for the X... I was told it was funny. I didn't think it was as funny as it could have been. But for those of you attempting the Title alphabet there are a whole bunch of these.
It wasn't as funny as I thought it would be. I am a big fan of America. I have had some amazing times there and would happily sell a kidney or marry a weirdo for a green card...I have read articles in this vein, about ...more
I think it is a good book to understand some of the aspects of American life. I a ...more
C'è bisogno di dire altro?
"For many Americans, fantasising about their own potential is a full-time activity." Ah, ah!
Ok, obviously this is not a faithful depict of the american people, simply because we cannot generalize human beings, we cannot uniformize them, period. Oh, but don't we enjoy doing it!
Cliché jokes, cliché lines, cliché stereotypes.
Heck, we sure do like to make ourselves f ...more
I can laugh at my own country or I'd never have made it through this book. I didn't agree with everything the author said about America but in humorous nonfiction, everything is exaggerated, of course.
"Nu conteaza cat de grea, paine e mai buna in tara ta."