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Published 1995 by CM Publishers, Inc.
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Nicole
Mar 14, 2013 Nicole rated it really liked it
Well, to this sensitive and overly PC-aware American, the title of this book itself was a bit off-putting. But I have noticed that my Korean in-laws are much more…blunt… with their adjectives! They are rarely shy about calling things as they see it. “Ugly” would not be a banned word in their houses, any more than “fat” or “dumb”. It’s just my cultural training to find offense in these words, no offense was intended! LOL

So this book, written in both Korean and English on every page, covers the “q
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Scott Worden
Jun 20, 2015 Scott Worden rated it it was amazing
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I remember reading the illustrations four years ago and thought many of the cultural differences were true on both sides. I laughed and shook my head throughout both different cultural groups. I'm curious to see if the cultural differences still apply today.
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Jan 31, 2016 Jien rated it it was ok
I was given this book in Korea to help me adjust to Korean culture. I know some things are not quite accurate, but it was still a useful book.
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