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Brit-Think/Ameri-Think: A Transatlantic Survival Course Hardcover – Illustrated, 4 Feb 1986


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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chambers; illustrated edition edition (4 Feb. 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0245543376
  • ISBN-13: 978-0245543371
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 17.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 958,912 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Candid and humorous' Washington Post; 'Jane Walmesley furnishes hard and often very funny truths' Philadelphia Inquirer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Jane Walmesley was born in New York, but she married an Englishman and has lived in London for over 20 years. She has a daughter who is - as she puts it - "haff and hawf". --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By lynetter on 13 Mar. 2003
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Having lived for 2 years in New York and 7 years in London, I loved this book and felt it really rang true. It highlights some core values and differences in perceptions between US and UK culture that endure, despite speaking (almost) the same language and sharing many sitcoms and retail chains. It's a very quick read, and very funny - it had me giggling out loud on several tube journeys, as well as giggles from the strangers around me reading over my shoulder! There were occasional points which seemed overly stereotypical or slightly out of date, but this didn't detract from my enjoyment of the book. Highly recommended
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Kate Sawallisch on 11 Feb. 2003
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I am "British" (born in UK, grew up in SA) and my wife is American. We've lived in the US, Netherlands, France and the UK for last 3 years. This book is the best explanation I've ever read to help me understand my mother (British through and through), my new neighbours and my in-laws. On a recent visit by my in-laws I read the part on the US view of death (your fault if you die, you haven't eaten well enough/exercised enough/etc.) expecting "yes, but ... " commments. All I got was "damned right! Of course it is." And at the same time you get a really good chuckle.
I read it originally in NL. Reread it again since living in the UK and a whole slew of new observations about Brits suddenly made sense!
If you like Bill Bryson, you'll love Brit-Think Ameri-Think.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Moose Papoose VINE VOICE on 24 April 2011
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Technology is making the world a smaller place. This is an amusing book, but global communication and social networking have erased, to a certain extent, some of our differences. The differences today are more subtle, and references to things that happened over a decade ago make the book seem very out-of-date. Nevertheless, it is a fun read and revealing insight into the ways American's think. I think the British bits might benefit from being written entirely by a Brit, rather than an American who thinks she understands the Brits.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Mar. 2000
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An essential, light-hearted look at the differences between our apparently similar cultures. With wit and fact it unravels the not so subtle differences and leaves it up to the reader to decide who is the weirdest!
A must for the plane - what ever direction you are crossing the Atlantic.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Aug. 1999
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This book gets British and US Culture down to a tee. My wife and I lived in Russia for 4 years with a group of Yanks and Brits. Everyone agreed this book positioned us correctly, have bought several copies for Brits and americans crossing the pond.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SJHEARN on 19 Mar. 2012
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I was due to travel to work in the USA and bought this light-hearted book, and one more (heavy!) serious guide for businessmen.

The Brit-Think, Ameri-think ..... is surprisingly useful and gives a good impression of what to expect in the USA. I suspect it will minimise any culture shock for Brits.

Buy it - - this is mostly a good or very good read - - the first 50% of the book is the funniest, and the quips by the author make it all the more more memorable and useful.

The view of the "British" is also useful for our cousins when they visit the UK - - but (USA) beware - - the UK is even more "concentrated" in its character than this book explains - - due to the UK's open borders and so on - - plus this is a small island which makes it appear even worse in the cities for visitors.
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