Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. From his temporary home in the leafy suburbs of An Italian Discovers the U.S. by [Severgnini, Beppe] . The book is actually an English version of Un italiano in America now with a postscript five. : An Italian in America (): Beppe Severgnini: Books. Un Italiano in America (Italian Edition) Paperback. out of 5 stars 4. When Beppe Severgnini and his wife rented a creaky house in Georgetown they Tutto ha inizio con le aspettative disattese di un italiano medio che emigra.

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Un italiano in America

Talk-show hosts, actors and reporters, with one or two exceptions, communicate weapons-grade anxiety Paperbackpages. Surviving in this atmosphere does require “learning how to defuse other people’s politeness.

The Temptation of Forgiveness: The book is a classic example of someone from another culture entering a foreign country and providing keen insight into both his native and host cultures. It’s all the little things you’d never think of, and you almost don’t even notice them because sometimes they’re quite subtle.

Excellent read, if you can handle having our great country’s lesser points highlighted at times. Aug 10, Mickey rated it it was amazing.


It’s impolite to bid your host goodbye and leave right away. Una faccenda deliziosamente rilassante. To ask other readers questions about Ciao, America! This is how the modern version works. I’m just not finding it very humorous or as interesting as I expected it to be. Ameica other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

Published May 13th by Broadway Books first published I recommend this book for anyone who wants some insight into how someone from another culture views some aspects of our everyday life. The main thing is not to mistake this cordiality for friendship.

I hear you, Beppe. Anxious eyes watch from every window. There were several times that I laughed out loud at the way he phrases things, such as this story about garbage day in Georgetown: People — the kind of people you want to meet — go home to the suburbs.

Un italiano in America : Beppe Severgnini :

His description of America, through the eyes of an Italian, will have you laughing out loud — and will give you some insight into the culture we take for granted here. As soon as the Tyrants sefergnini Trash have departed, professors, lawyers, journalists, and members of Congress emerge from the houses of Thirty-fourth Street to debate the following topic.

After graduation my love affair with Italy continues. Severgnini ha scelto di analizzare ogni piccolo dettaglio, ogni particolare che un americano potrebbe ignorare ma che lo sguardo di uno straniero osserva attentamente.

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Ciao, America!: An Italian Discovers the U.S.

Dopotutto gli Stati Uniti rimarranno sempre interessanti, avvolti in quell’alone di mistero e d Blog Stories Review: Although when it does, the author’s experience of non-elite American life is fascinating, if sobering. Read more Read less.

Un popolo pratico, uno spirito orgoglioso delle proprie feste e recenti tradizione. Also, Severgnini gets lazy toward the end and then I don’t think the final point he makes in the epilogue has much to do with the rest of the work. I found this in the travel seveegnini of my library.

One or two brands of mayonnaise should suffice, thank you. Maybe we’re getting a bit sick of hyperactive restaurant personnel – at least, I know I am. In the wry but affectionate tradition of Bill Bryson, Ciao, America!

What makes us happy is combatting American bureaucracy. Nov 21, Leon rated it really liked it Shelves: