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This is a guide to understanding some of the major differences between the Americans and the British. The author discusses the thoughts and feelings of people from both nations. Sex, children, property, food, religion, money and medicine all come under scrutiny.
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Jane Walmsley was born in Pittsburgh, but has lived in England for more than twenty years, where she works as a television broadcaster, producer, and journalist. She is married to a Brit, who is undoubtedly the source of much of her insight into the British character.From Publishers Weekly:
An American broadcaster and journalist who lives in London with her British husband, Walmsley observes that Yanks and Brits have distinctly different "attitudes and aspirations." Here she catalogues some of those differences, and the subjects include pets ("What Joan Collins is to Yanks' fantasies, sheepdogs are to Brits' "); humor ("The vastly popular Johnny Carson Show laid a U.K. egg"); sports (cricket is "an exercise of such subtlety that only life long devotees can tell when the ball is actually in play"); consumerism ("British salespeople are very attached to merchandise and try hard to keep it in the store"); and public appeal ("To succeed in America, you have to be 'cute' "). Walmsley also covers sex, death, religion, war, television and ice cream ("the Great Levelerthe Yank version of pubs"). This is a fine, funny guide from a perceptive humorist.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description General Distribution@services, 1988. Paperback. Condition: New. soft back book New [ w/blue ]. Seller Inventory # 090415007
Book Description General Distribution@services, 1988. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0245547215