He pokes fun at Americans and all our foibles with great wit and little or no mean spiritedness.
I do agree with most of the things he points out... I just think the tone of the book is a little too critical.
I'm an American who bought this book a few years ago, and I still get a laugh every time I read it.
Recommended, especially if you're going to Italy. Also good for book clubs !Published 4 days ago by iluvcats
Severgnini's best book so far! His observations of American life will make you laugh out loud and will give you a little insight into how the world views us. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Andrea Matthews Clark
This was on my reading list for a couple of years. I enjoy books about culture clashes, as I used to travel internationally quite a bit and I used to live in Washington, DC (the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Meade
I have friends who are Italian/American and they suggested that I read this. It is a delightful charming book. ITjust makes you laugh and feel good. Read morePublished 4 months ago by colleen anderson
Only a foreigner living in the US can tell an american how they really live. Americans don't know how they live in comparison to other countries, some things are better others... Read morePublished 8 months ago by F. J. Caceres
Warning. This book is not translated into American English but into British. Worse yet, it appears to have been edited by a well-meaning American. Read morePublished 17 months ago by monterey bill
Good book. I enjoyed reading it. Gives a good view of how others see Americans. Helps us see ourselves. A recommended read.Published 20 months ago by Charles R. Newman
everything was as expected: the book was in perfect conditions,arrived much earlier than expected, no problems at all with this itemPublished on July 16, 2012 by Lorenzo Allievi
An interesting perspective on the United States seen from the eyes of an Italian. Although entertaining, it just skims the surface. The author did not spend enough time in the U.S. Read morePublished on April 16, 2012 by M. F. Murphy