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A-Z of Understanding Italians (An Irreverent Guide) by [Emmett, Steve]
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A-Z of Understanding Italians (An Irreverent Guide) Kindle Edition

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 198 KB
  • Print Length: 45 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Could Be A Book (13 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BFXYYTE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,719 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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... unlike most Italians. This book really does give a tiny glimpse into the conundrum that is understanding the Italian mentality. Of course, being written by an Englishman means it is droll and occasionally self-effacing, but it shows the extreme affection with which the writer holds all things Italian close to his heart. Anybody who has experienced Italians in their natural setting will understand and appreciate this humorous hour's reading.
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The cover of this book caught my eye when I was searching for something else and as someone with an interest in all things Italian, and who has visited Italy on numerous occasions, I thought this would be an enjoyable read – it’s certainly quite amusing. The book is meant to be an irreverent and lighthearted guide so if you’re looking for something more serious and in-depth then this is not the book for you.

Having spent considerable time in Italy I could equate with many of the author’s comments. I was a little disappointed though because I couldn’t help feeling that the book should have had a lot more content. This is a shame particularly since it is clear that the author spent many years in Italy and has an in-depth knowledge of being there and mixing with Italians on a day-to-day basis. I just don’t feel that he has done himself justice. I was left thinking that this was a great idea and could have been a great book if the content was better developed.

The book is only 45 pages long and took me about 30 minutes to read.
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Im half Italian and I laughed so much I was crying. Its totally 100% true and accurate. For anyone thinking of holdaying in Italy, this book is a must. I read it in one hilarious session.
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A fun look at life in Italy. I wish I had a copy with me when I was there...the mystery of what exactly the shop opening hours were would have been explained. Sort of. If you've already been to Italy you'll recognise many of the situations...if you've yet to venture there...well,this will give you a little taste (the ragu recipe is rather good too....even better with fresh basil!).
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Nice biting mordant humour. I hate authors who have this insight.....
As a regular Italian holidaymaker so much of it resonates with my experience
And it's really witty. So it's informative as well as good fun.
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I love Italy and it's people. Having visited Italy for fifteen years and been a resident here (Sardinia) for the past six , I found Steve's observations absolutely spot on. No exaggerations, this is everyday life in Italy . Strangely the native Italians don't understand why we find this all so hilarious!
For anyone contemplating a move to Italy,this little book is a must read.
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I would say that mostly is about different nation than italian. Regret I bought it. Just a few funny moments.
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