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    DescriptionJane Walmsley shares George Bernard Shaw's belief that America and Britain are two nations divided by a common language. In this title she looks beyond this shared facade to see the great gulfs that separate us in such areas as tastes in food, dress, home decoration, the way we conduct business, vacation, engage in sex and even die. Her prototype American is an eternal optimist who believes it is only a matter of correct technique and will power to become beautiful, clever, skinny, successful and healthy. A Brit, on the other hand, seems to expect disaster at any moment, so lives with a certain detachment, content to muddle through as best he or she can. Walmsley pokes gentle (and sometimes not so gentle) fun at both cultures and in the process offers a portrait of our cultural differences.


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    Title
    Brit-think, Ameri-think
    Subtitle
    A Transatlantic Survival Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jane Walmsley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780142001349
    ISBN 10: 0142001341
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    LC classification: E169.Z83 W35 2003
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    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    cartoons
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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".
    Review quote
    'Candid and humorous' Washington Post; 'Jane Walmesley furnishes hard and often very funny truths' Philadelphia Inquirer