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Inhaltsangabe: Gregory Shapiro the American Netherlander brings you a must-have alternative to the Dutch assimilation course. What is the true Dutch identity? Shapiro shares his hilariously clumsy assimilation into Dutch culture and blasts some well-known stereotypes along the way. The book includes questions from the real Dutch Assimilation Exam, whose logic Shapiro delightfully dissects to reveal the Dutch identity they d rather you didn t know. How to Be Orange includes a photo essay of the most awkward Dutch product names and is illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Floor de Goede. How to Be Orange makes you redefine the Holland you thought you knew. Shapiro examines the dialogue from Pulp Fiction to find out how many little differences have changed. He asks If Holland is the Drug Capital of the world, why is it so hard to get antibiotics? And Shapiro tells how the Dutch tradition of Zwarte Piet made his children into little racists. If you re looking for an official guide to Dutch culture, this is not it. If you re looking for one man s completely subjective and utterly biased impression of Dutch culture, this book is for you."

Umschlagtext: Gregory Shapiro - the American Netherlander - is a comedian, columnist and awkward Dutch-speaker. For 20 years, Shapiro has catalogued his clumsy assimilation into Dutch culture with Boom Chicago Comedy Theater, Comedy Central and VARA HumorTV. Now, Shapiro teams up with illustrator Floor de Goede (Het Parool's 'Flo,' Dansen op de Vulkaan) to bring you the comedy show in tree-killing book form. If you're looking for an official guide to Dutch culture, this is not it. If you're looking for one man's completely subjective and utterly biased impression of Dutch culture, this is for you. Praise for theater tour 'How to Be Orange: Making the Dutch Take their own Assimilation Exam': 'Shapiro plays deftly with clichés, and he knows how to transcend them. He lands his jokes with precision... as he revels in ridiculing the clumsiness of the assimilation exam - and himself.' - Het Parool 'What's impressive is that he's lived in Europe long enough to be wellinformed of local politics. What's more, he has developed a nicely nuanced perspective of his homeland.' - de Volkskrant 'Greg shows us Nederland as an outsider sees it, which is hilarious. Yet - all the while - one can tell he is truly proud to be a Nederlander. A perfect match.' - Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions

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Verlag: XPat Media (2013)
ISBN 10: 9055948004 ISBN 13: 9789055948000
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Buchbeschreibung XPat Media, 2013. Softcover 239 Seiten 200x125 mm Sprache: en 450 gr Einband etwas bestossen, leichter Leseknick am Buchrücken. Seiten in gepflegtem, sauberem, heilem Zustand. Keine Einträge, Anstreichungen oder Stempel. Kein Mängelexemplar. Beachten Sie bitte auch das Originalfoto des Buches. Werktäglicher Versand, sichere Verpackung in Luftpolsterfolie. Übernahme der Portokosten im Falle einer Rücksendung. Artikel-Nr. 8039-500-37

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