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This book about cross-cultural communication will help you sharpen your skills of observation and maybe even make you laugh. While it's directed at Americans, the cultural insights will appeal to any visitor to Poland or anyone interested in cross-cultural communication. ...more
Hardcover, 182 pages
Published January 15th 2005 by Not Avail (first published 1997)
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Megan
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a great, fun insight into Polish culture! I have no idea how accurate it is, but I enjoyed it!
Strona po stronie
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've actually read the 4th edition, but it isn't on Goodreads yet.

Anyway, I'm from Poland and I still found it a delight to read! I'm giving this book 5 stars for effort, pleasant writing style and a very open, positive attitude :). Of course, there is room for improvement, but the Author's observations were mostly right, even if simplified. Just one little thing, just to caution you - the book doesn't cover too many negative things about Poland...
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Sandy Millin
Oct 11, 2015 rated it liked it
A fascinating insight into Poland and the Poles.
Dorota F
May 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love the next edition of 'Shortcuts to Poland'. These are the stories so close to my heart! ...more
Esquejes Lunares
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Un libro simpático para realizar una primera aproximación a la idiosincrasia polaca, aunque en ocasiones resulta algo aburrido y superficial.
Vanessa
Oct 30, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction, poland
This book consists of a series of 2-3 page segments, many of which, I believe, were originally published as newspaper articles. This made it the ideal commuting book for me, as I could read 2-3 articles on the subway each morning, but I should caution that reading too many in a row will quickly wear you out on the author's usual format (amusing anecdote about a cultural clash > description of how the Polish do things > contrast to how Americans do things > attempt at moving conclusion about how ...more
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