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It is a very funny book, and great fun to read.
The secondary and tertiary characters, at times, don't serve a purpose; also, the connections between big events just suddenly happen.
Don't be put off by the fact that Prose's heroine comes from a foreign country--she's just like us, only more hilarious.
Well written. It kept me wanting to know what would happen next. Both the motivations and fears of an immigrant and her take on American culture were expressed.Published 16 months ago by Reader_CEM
An engaging read although I thought the authors petty denigrations of George Bush and his administration were unnecessary. Read morePublished 19 months ago by jltho
Out of reverence for a successful author, I am reluctant to share how disappointed I feel as I put down a novel and ask, "Is this it? Is that all? Read morePublished 19 months ago by Talia Carner
Our book club had a lengthy discussion about this book: does the author like America, or not? This is a quirky look at how immigrants orient themselves to our quirky society,... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Auntie M
Mildly amusing novel about a young Albanian immigrant's experiences in darkest New Jersey, but not as funny nor as pointed as it could have been. Read morePublished on December 1, 2012 by Anne Mills
The perspective on America, and Americans, by Lula (an Albanian orphan new to this country) was hilarious, and the book is well worth reading for these sections alone. Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Ed
The meandering plot and generally light-hearted take include some serious issues about assimilation, exploitation, and immigrants seeking to integrate themselves into the seamier... Read morePublished on July 3, 2012 by John L Murphy
Character driven right from the start, My New American Life is an interesting book with a few shaky plot twists, but plenty of personalities to fill the pages. Read morePublished on June 7, 2012 by Lavish Bookshelf