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Brit-think, Ameri-think By Jane Walmsley

Brit-think, Ameri-think
by Jane Walmsley

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It's not just vocabulary that separates Brits from Yanks. From death (Americans think it's optional) to change (Brits think God got it right first time round), our attitudes are poles apart. Here, Jane Walmsley explores the differences in all their glory: from sex to money, from sport to religion.
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Brit-think, Ameri-think Summary


Brit-think, Ameri-think: A Transatlantic Survival Guide by Jane Walmsley

Jane Walmsley shares George Bernard Shaw's belief that America and Britain are two nations divided by a common language. In this title she looks beyond this shared facade to see the great gulfs that separate us in such areas as tastes in food, dress, home decoration, the way we conduct business, vacation, engage in sex and even die. Her prototype American is an eternal optimist who believes it is only a matter of correct technique and will power to become beautiful, clever, skinny, successful and healthy. A Brit, on the other hand, seems to expect disaster at any moment, so lives with a certain detachment, content to muddle through as best he or she can. Walmsley pokes gentle (and sometimes not so gentle) fun at both cultures and in the process offers a portrait of our cultural differences.

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Brit-think, Ameri-think Reviews


'Candid and humorous' Washington Post; 'Jane Walmesley furnishes hard and often very funny truths' Philadelphia Inquirer

About Jane Walmsley


Jane Walmesley was born in New York, but she married an Englishman and has lived in London for over 20 years. She has a daughter who is - as she puts it - "haff and hawf".

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GOR001429885
Brit-think, Ameri-think: A Transatlantic Survival Guide by Jane Walmsley
Jane Walmsley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2003-02-22
144
0142001341
9780142001349
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