Brit-think, Ameri-think: A Transatlantic Survival Guide, Revised Edition

Paperback | February 25, 2003

byJane Walmsley

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When it comes to understanding the great cultural ocean that divides Brits and Yanks, it's not just our vocabulary but also our attitudes that differ. This irreverent guide surveys a whole gamut of British-American divergences, from sex to food, from pets to religion, from sports to money, and from war to-most divergent of all-humor. Entertaining and invaluable, Brit-Think, Ameri-Think has been updated to reflect changes in political, cultural, and social trends, and includes new chapters on cultural icons Oprah Winfrey and Bridget Jones, and on Brit-cool vs. Ameri-cool.

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When it comes to understanding the great cultural ocean that divides Brits and Yanks, it's not just our vocabulary but also our attitudes that differ. This irreverent guide surveys a whole gamut of British-American divergences, from sex to food, from pets to religion, from sports to money, and from war to-most divergent of all-humor. E...

Jane Walmsley was born in Pittsburgh, but has lived in England for more than twenty years, where she works as a television broadcaster, producer, and journalist. She is married to a Brit, who is undoubtedly the source of much of her insight into the British character.
Format:PaperbackPublished:February 25, 2003Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142001341

ISBN - 13:9780142001349

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

Brit-Think, Ameri-ThinkPreface

1. First Things First
2. Brits and Yanks Abroad-Business and Pleasure
3. Strictly Business
4. Brits and Yanks at Home
5. Choosing Partners..."What's Love Got to Do with It?"
6. The Importance of Being "Cute"
7. Sex
8. The Children...Baby-Brit, Baby-Yank
9. Aspirations...or "You Can't Hve Everything-Where Would You Put It?"
10. The Food Connection
11. The World According to Oprah
12. Regionalism and Other Local Problems
13. At One with Nature
14. What Makes This Country Great?
15. The Establishment
16. How Cool Can We Get?
17. Goods and Services
18. Pets
19. Judging a Nation by Its Television
20. Humor Travels?
21. Good Sport
22. War Games
23. Religious Persuasions
24. The Golden Years
25. That Really Counts

Editorial Reviews

"A candid and humorous look at the way Americans and British view life from different perspectives...combining clever quips with the humour found on both sides of the Atlantic." —The Washington Post

"A funny, shrewd book." —Alastair Cooke