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Planet Germany [Paperback]

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Item description for Planet Germany by Cathy Dobson...

After a decade of living in Germany, a chaotic British family makes a New Year's resolution to throw themselves wholeheartedly into the local culture. The process is complicated as the mother is founding a business with a German partner who is convinced that all Brits are both dysfunctional and poorly nourished. The year sees them bumbling through local festivals, getting into scrapes with authorities, and falling foul of the law, all aided and abetted by their eccentric neighbours and posse of cats. This book exposes the crazier side of both British and German culture, examines profound mysteries such as German fortune telling and sauna etiquette, and explains why dachshund owners are the most dangerous people on the planet.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   296
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.95" Width: 4.96" Height: 0.94"
Weight:   0.71 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 16, 2007
Publisher   Grosvenor House Publishing Limited
ISBN  1906210489  
ISBN13  9781906210489  

Availability  94 units.
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1Books > Subjects > Travel > Europe > Germany > General
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Reviews - What do customers think about Planet Germany?

Very witty, entertaining and well-written  May 19, 2008
Congrats go to Cathy Dobson. This is a very witty, entertaining and well-written book. It also has global appeal - it is not just for expats who are living or who have lived in Germany. Regards, Andrea Martins, Director,
Planet Germany   Dec 12, 2007
Planet GermanyThis book is so much fun! It's a heartwarming combination of the most entertaining stories, funny anecdotes, and truisms. I can't put it down!
Wonderful holiday gift!  Dec 7, 2007
Planet Germany celebrates the clash and camaraderie of two cultures as the members of Dobson's (British) family valiantly struggle to forge a life for themselves in the Rhineland. At once subtly humorous and out-and-out hilarious, the book had me ROFLMAO while pausing (on the floor) to read passages to my husband.

The book opens with Dobson's description of a festive gathering of friends for New Year's Eve. The festivities rapidly transmogrify into slapstick fiasco as the cultural disconnect becomes glaringly apparent. The Windsor soup, which Dobson has so meticulously prepared in a effort to impress her company with British haute cuisine, results in "a tureen full of brown sludge that looks suspiciously like phlegm." Needless to say, the Windsor sludge remains untouched by guests and family alike.

During the course of dinner, Dobson's friend, Birgit, attempts to persuade the children--who greet the roasted bird Dobson proudly serves with "Eurgh! Turkey!"-- that turkey is "just like chicken, only drier and with less flavor."

When Birgit refers to the Dobsons as a "dysfunctional English family", the following exchange ensues:
"'Dysfunctional? What do you mean, dysfunctional?' My jaw has dropped open.
'I don't mean there's something wrong with your family,' Birgit reassures me. 'The English nation per se is dysfunctional. Don't take it so personally.'"

The jimmy rigged fireworks episode, at evening's end, is too good to miss.

And the hilarity continues. As I'm only halfway into the book, I can't possibly give it away nor would I want to. But do yourselves a favor. Buy the book and pick up a dozen more as holiday presents. Your loved ones will most definitely toss the remote control and settle down to a joyful literary romp that they'll never forget!

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