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QH Podcast – Postcards From Across The Pond

One of the best ways to understand a country is through the eyes of a forginer. Their lack of familiarity with the place gives them a fresh perspective on a country that’s unavailable to people who were born there. We still rely on the writings of Alex de Tocqueville for the definitive description of early America.

Mike Harling is an American who moved to the UK. He’s been writing about England and other European countries he’s visited for several years. Now those articles are available in a great new book, “Postcards From Across The Pond.” While he’s not as famous as de Tocqueville (yet) he’s much, much funnier.

This episode of the Quick Hitts Podcast is a reading of excerpts from the book. Check them out, then buy it here.

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3 Comment(s)

  1. I’ve requested the book from my library, that was very entertaining.

    Bryan | Dec 30, 2008 | Reply

  2. No offense (it’s not like you wrote it), but it really wasn’t all that funny.

    Harley | Jan 21, 2009 | Reply

  3. None taken. Humor is the most subjective of all the arts becuase no two funny bones vibrate at the same frequency.

    Dave Hitt | Jan 21, 2009 | Reply

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