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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and Sensitive Look at Today's USA, 14 Aug. 2009
This review is from: Divine Magnetic Lands: A Journey in America (Paperback)
It would be difficult to over emphasise how much I enjoyed this superb book. I, like Mr O'Grady, am an expat American who has spent the majority of my adult life in Europe. This really is so much more than a travel guide - it is rich with descriptions of not just places but the people he met throughout his travels. As much as I love the US - my heritage and roots afterall - I also have become very disenchanted with many aspects of its present makeup. The insularity, lack of compassion for the less fortunate, fear of "foreigness" in anything new as well as the narrow-mindedness and sheer anger of many American citizens has left me with a sadness and resentment towards those who could educate but choose not to: media, politicians, and the priviledged who care not at all. Please read this and learn - you will also be hugely entertained.
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