Many years ago, when about to marry my British husband and move to Britain, I read "How To Be An Alien" for the first time. Since then I have re-read it many times, recommended it to friends and watched smugly as my children first discovered this gem of a book. The other books are equally entertaining. My son especially likes "How To Unite Nations", which isn't in this collection, but well worth finding and reading. I have now lived in England for 26 years, and I still find these books as insightful and witty as I did on first reading them. I have quoted from them when giving lectures and when teaching English as a Foreign Language, and I haven't yet found anyone who doesn't get caught up and wants to find the books to read more. George Mikes moved to Britain in 1938; in 1946 he became a British citizen and "How To Be An Alien" was published. Don't think that the fact the book was written so long ago makes it any less interesting - it's surprising how hilariously accurate the witticisms are!
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