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Old 29th May 2007, 02:09 PM
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I thought it would be nice to start a list of books about moving abroad, especially those that are funny. (Maybe it could be a sticky?) I find it helpful to read about things like Bill Bryson's re-adjustment to living in the US. It helps me laugh about my own frustrations.

Made in America - Bill Bryson
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Great idea!

We found 'Living and Working in Australia' by David Hampshire a really great source of information.
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"Ciao, America! An Italian Discovers the US" by Beppe Severgnini

It's a great look at how wonderful and strange America can be. Who knew that getting phone service could be a wondrous experience!


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Peter Mayle's series on moving to Provence, starting with 'A Year in Provence'.
Francis Mayes books on moving to Tuscany, 'Bella Tuscany' and 'In Tuscany'. I think I have those names right.


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I personally love the book The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman. It provides great perspective on the world economy.

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Driving Over Lemons by Chris Stewart - I didn't remember the author, and got the title wrong on my first search, but I finally found it. It's about a move from Britain to rural Spain, not the coastal areas that are full of ex-pats. If nothing else, it should make those who have moved to more developed areas realize how easy they have it.


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The book GenXpat by Margaret Malewski looks pretty interesting. Has anyone read it.

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Pico Iyer (author fo Video Nights in Kathmandu, one of the classic travel books), wrote a book called 'Global Soul'. It was a bit long-winded, I thought, but the topic was interesting. There are more people who are really international, with ties to many countries. Iyer is of Indian descent, born in England, and raised in Santa Barbara, while attending a British public school (Eton?) and Oxford. He lives with his long-time Japanese girlfriend in Nara, Japan. It makes you think about the impact of living in many places, and raising children in multiple environments.
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Bill Bryson wrote a couple of books about returning to America, which were, of course, very funny as well as full of odd things you don't notice about the US until you've been away for a while.

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Bill Bryson! I read "Down Under" before I took the Australia assignment. I may need to read it again, because I think some things will seem familiar now.

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