I think each nation has its very own characteristics. To understand us Germans a little better, Adam Fletcher (native of England) summarized his experiences in a book called “How to be German in 50 easy steps”. In my opinion he has exaggerated some things like “pre-book all the holidays years in advance”, “having the breakfast lavishly” or considering “Spiegel Online as the holy bible of German journalism”. But who can blame him since he is a comedy writer. At the end of the day about 70 percent of his observations are definitely right and he understands to write it in a very relaxed and funny way.
— René Büst (@ReneBuest) 18. Juli 2014
The printed edition has been published as a bilingual turn-around book, which is an absolutely highlight to also let English speaking readers “understand” us Germans.
“How to be German in 50 easy steps / Wie man Deutscher wird in 50 einfachen Schritten”
Author: Adam Fletcher