Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. From his temporary home in the leafy suburbs of An Italian Discovers the U.S. by [Severgnini, Beppe] . The book is actually an English version of Un italiano in America now with a postscript five. : An Italian in America (): Beppe Severgnini: Books. Un Italiano in America (Italian Edition) Paperback. out of 5 stars 4. When Beppe Severgnini and his wife rented a creaky house in Georgetown they Tutto ha inizio con le aspettative disattese di un italiano medio che emigra.

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It generally involves wandering around the library or if fortunes are flush, the used book store and waiting for books that present themselves to me. It’s not a big deal. It needed on American editor.

Un italiano in America : Beppe Severgnini :

How can we satisfy the aesthetic demands of the pirates? Certo, oggi alcune reazioni del buon Beppe a tali miracoli dell’informatica suscitano qualche risata. It’s all the little things you’d never think of, and you almost don’t even notice them because sometimes they’re quite subtle. I didn’t finish it. The more I’ve traveled, the more I’ve realized we’re all human and we’re all basically the same yeah, yeah, nothing new there. I do not know if Severgnini has written about his other, previous trips to America, in which he stated that he made several lengthy tours around the country be;pe various other family members, but I find nothing missing from this memoir.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Seveergnini. For that reason, I would probably not recommend this book to anyone. I have to read to experience that. I read this book in its original Italian the English version is coming out in a few days and I must say that Beppe Severgnini has made the most of his year in the US.


Ciao, America!: An Italian Discovers the U.S. by Beppe Severgnini

The one area in which they contradict each other bppe in the area of children. I was reminded of I’m A Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson, which is an awesome book and provided lots of laughs and witty observations about American culture from an outsider. Sure, a lot has changed since then, but Americans are still svergnini with air-conditioning, ice, recliners, infinite choice when it comes to processed snack foods although maybe we’ve gotten a touch OK, so I’m prejudiced.

As Joe put it “It’s like the inverse of every conversation we had moving there.

We now have coffee bars almost nonexistent in DC inexcept at Borders book stores. I think the author basically likes American culture, but sometimes it was a little hard to tell.

Un italiano in America

Temo che lo rileggero’ seduto su qualche sdraio, anche semplicemente per sentirne la compagnia. They know that Thirty-fourth Street is populated by cowards, and that no one is ever going to come out to complain. The book drags, it’s incredibly dated which isn’t exactly his fault. Severgnini is fascinated with shopping in large grocery stores, American familiarity in manners, e-mail, and of course, fast food.

Also, his knowledge of Washingtonian life outside the Georgetown bubble was lacking; a previous reader of my library copy assiduously crossed out every reference to “North Virginia,” replacing that with ” Northern Virginia”. To ask other readers questions about Ciao, America! His description of America, through the eyes of an Italian, will have you laughing out loud — and will give you some insight into the culture we take for granted here. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


Oct 12, Irene rated it liked it.

This happy coincidence allows for some good compare and contrast. But through this loose method, Severnini have read two books that have similar tales but opposing narratives. Dall’innamoramento all’ins Dovendo provare la lettura su ipad e kindle di qualcosa di leggero mi sono lanciato su questo testo, che sembra un ametica. It is a very funny book.

Jokes are good, wit is often suspect Writing a book in the nineties about technology-obsessed Americans is going to get dated quick.

For example, I think I was born to live in Italy. When Beppe Severgnini and his wife rented a creaky house in Georgetown they were determined to see if they could adapt to a full four seasons in a country obsessed with ice cubes, air-conditioning, recliner chairs, and, of all things, after-dinner cappuccinos.

I resisted the urge to make these edits myself, though. Mar 05, Liz rated it it was ok Shelves: Both accuse the other culture of being too permissive and fawning over children, allowing them to run amok publicly. You repulse him as well. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. And, oh god, RV’ing. All of which, as the author says, are standardized in America to a degree that would be unthinkable in Europe.