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The Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedes [Paperback]

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Highlights the unique character and behavior of the nation. Frank, irreverent, funny--almost guaranteed to cure Xenophobia.

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Pages   64
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.8" Width: 4.2" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 1999
Publisher   Oval Books
ISBN  1902825446  
ISBN13  9781902825441  

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More About Peter Berlin

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Peter Berlin left his native Sweden the day after graduating from university, and has always looked back since. He maintains that you have to go abroad to view your country in perspective, for how can one size up a whale from within? Of course Sweden is not a whale but a slightly fermented herring, usually delectable but sometimes hard to swallow.
His Canadian wife, a textile artist, has given him a wider focus on Sweden. When there she roams the forests in search of mushrooms for dyeing wool and places each days harvest on the hotel room radiator to dry overnight, slowly asphyxiating her husband in the process.
But there is life in the author yet. After 25 years in the satellite and rocket business, he took early retirement to become a full-time writer. Instead, he found himself re-employed to gather intelligence at Siberian and Kazakh space centres previously unknown to the West. He also gives seminars in Cross-Cultural Awareness during which he offers living proof that your cultural luggage stays with you for life.
In conformance with their theory that if you marry a foreigner you should live in a third country (because you both become expatriates with all the attendant joys and sorrows), the Berlins have lived in Seattle, The Hague, Paris, Toulouse, Darmstadt, London and Moscow.

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1Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Humor > General
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Anthropology > Cultural
3Books > Subjects > Travel > Europe > General

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pretty useless book  May 28, 2004
This "book" (really a pamphlet) sounds good from the description but leaves much to be desired after you actually get it. It is small and the text is large; you can read the whole thing in less than an hour. 30 min. if you're a good reader. It gives you only the most superficial glossover of Swedish culture and foibles. If you already know a Swedish person it won't tell you much you don't already know. It might be useful if you knew absolutely nothing about Sweden other than that there was such a country. It doesn't really explain anything or give you any insight into their ways. Basically a lot of expository writing. Don't pay more than 5 bucks for this if you decide you really need it.
look somewhere else  Oct 11, 2002
If you're on your way to Sweden and you're looking for some insight into the culture, look elsewhere! The references are obscure (historical and political) and the information only makes a small amount of sense after you've been there. The entire book pokes fun at the Swedes without relaying any substantial information. Don't waste your money on this one.
Raucously funny and TRUE portrait of the Swedes  Nov 2, 1999
If you are planning to travel (or have travelled) to Sweden then this book is a must! Not only does it allow you to understand the (sometimes strange) Swedish customs and foibles, but you'll be able to poke fun _back_ at the Swedes when they inevitably sit you down and tell you how their "paradise" is the best country on Earth. (And after reading the book you'll see that they certainly DO have quite a few skeletons in their closet). Arm yourself with this book before you meet Inga and Sven. Very very VERY funny book, don't go to Sweden without it !! (reviewer lived in Sweden for some months).
Very precise look and description of the Swedish people.  Jan 11, 1999
Hello there! This little book describes perfectly the Swedish people. In a funny but very exact way the author (Mr Berlin, he should know, he is married to a Swede) gives very funny anecdotes of this nordic people. He is at his best in the description he gives of the Swedish woman "While young and single, she travels the world tasting the local delights. Once married, she works and keeps what she makes to herself." Short but very funny book that gives a good insight look of this people "Thriving in their glorious past."

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