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W to Be Decadent 35 stars so overall it s a 35 I Enjoy Books Like enjoy books like that give a wry and loving look at one s adopted country I bought this and various other books with the voucher I got as a leaving present from my first and so far only proper job in the UK You can eep a dog but it #Is The Cat Who Keeps People Becasue Cats Find Humans #the cat who eeps people becasue cats find humans domestic animals Upped from 2 star to 3 star for that I ve finished the book but with effort The author is one of those people who
at their own jokes He so pleased with himself that this edition has three different prefaces all about the author and how successful his books are which to say all that is not very British at all I managed one and a half I didn t attempt the third one The ending is a letter from his publisher telling him what a great person he is so fun I can t say I found it either funny or enjoyable right up until nearly the end Perhaps the book is too dated although the English character remains much the same Or perhaps it is because I have recently read several books on the same subject that were uite a lot funnier and recentUnderstanding the British A hilarious guide from Apologising to Wimbledon wasn t that hilarious and was spoiled by the author Enlarges the picture with How to be inimitable and How to be Decadent All three books were illustrated by the master of the cartoonists’ art the late Nicolas Bentley Here they are all in one volume which will make life much easier for today's would be Brits than. Dam Fletcher s ire towards those who had voted for Brexit That s going to date the book so fast The other book Watching The English The Hidden the English The Hidden of English Behaviourby an anthropologist and sly humourist Kate Fox was really good The author captured far than either Mikes or Fletcher and wrote without the political undertones of either of those authorsThe last part of George Mikes book which wasn t even intended to be humorous was about how Britain or at least London Mikes seems to have euated London with the
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Whole Of Britain Through of Britain through book although those who live in the environs of Penzance Stornoway Belfast or even Ystrad Mynach are uite different Fletcher broadens his British to include those who live in other parts of England but still falls into the trap of presenting specifically English attitudes as common to the entirety of the UK view spoilerSome behaviours such as ueueing self deprecation view spoilerIt doesn t come easily to the British to jump up and down and applaud themselves on reality shows as it does Americans The British have to be coached urged and apparently rehearsed as bigging oneself up is just anathema to the British and considered really really bad manners and cringeworthy hide spoiler. It was for those who pervaded them It is said that a few of the latter actually failed to become indistinguishable from the genuine British article because they found
too tiresome to seek out three separate books a misfortune that need never again occur to anyon.
it too tiresome to seek out three separate books a misfortune that need never again occur to anyon.
review How to Be a BritA combination of three books by the same author an expatriate to the UK One written in the 40s one in the 60s one in the 70s But the humor has aged well Funny for anyone who s an anglophile or anyone who likes to make fun of people who are anglophiles I read the book years ago than I like to admit in my undergrad days
living in Perugia and attending the Italian University for Foreign Students was actually a gift from one of my professors a British don of decidedly old school sensibilities When he handed me Mikes little book Dr Tompkins Guinn informed me that although I was a frighteningly ignorant Yank he d decided I wasn t stupid Mikes guide to the uirks of British culture turned out to be the first step in a sustained campaign by my often tipsy Virgil to open my Midwestern mind to a much wider worldI don t now if Dr Tompkins Guinn ultimately judged his project a success but I ll always remember those months in Perugia My encounter with Mikes ye 35 I ve been reading this for weeks off and on and only just realized that the cover deliberately says Minibus instead of Omnibus Anyway The three volumes vary a bit in uality see my individual reviews How to Be an Alien 4 stars How to Be Inimitable 3 stars Ho. George Mikes has written many successful books on a variety of interesting subjects but one so successful as those on the subject most central to his own experience his adopted country The first of these came out in 1946 the ever central to his own experience his adopted country The first of these came out in 1946 the ever How to be an Alien Later he. .while living in Perugia and attending the Italian University for Foreign Students