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Foreigner In My Own Backyard (2014)

by Travis Casey(Favorite Author)
4.7 of 5 Votes: 4
1500505595 (ISBN13: 9781500505592)
Easy Reader
review 1: I really enjoyed the book and will add it to my Americans Abroad reading list.There was so much in it that I could identify with - I've been living abroad for nearly 20 years now and, yes, going back to the US from time to time is an exercise in reverse culture shock. It's not the same place as it was in the late 1980's. And our family (1 American, 1 French and 2 duals) have had exactly the same experience at immigration in the US. Sometimes papa gets to go through with the family, and sometimes we get yelled at and told "foreigners over THERE!" (Great thing, by the way, to do to someone in front of his kids. Sure makes him feel welcome.) A few mild criticisms of the book: typos and some grammatical errors. The end was a bit abrupt and I would have liked to see a th... moreoughtful summary of what has happened so far at the end. But hopefully the author will write another installment as soon as he has more to say.
review 2: Foreigner In My Own Backyard by Travis Casey had me laughing until I was in tears. This memoir/travel adventure intrigued me, as I live in an Ameri-Brit household. The author shares with humo(u)r and warmth his story of returning to the US to care for his aging parents after a 20 year absence. He has been in the UK and brings back his British wife. The everyday challenges of family life, blended with the subtle yet immense differences between the American and British cultures are handled very well. Prepare to laugh. This is a some funny stuff. less
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Great job. Very funny. Hope to read more of this author.
I enjoyed this fun book - great read
Another great book by this author.
I loved it!
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