"What better companion than classic travel humor."
How funny are Americans? Here We Are takes a look at Americans from the perspective of traveling foreigners and Americans traveling outside their corner of the country. Our cities, our resorts, our sights, our customs and, most of all, our people.
The book includes the observations of humorists such as Mark Twain, James Thurber, Robert Benchley, Art Buchwald, and Russell Baker. Travel writers such as Jonathan Raban, Ludwig Bemelmans, Alistair Cooke, Charles Kuralt, and Margaret Powell. Literary figures such as Rudyard Kipling, E. M. Forster, Mary McCarthy, William Golding, and Anthony Trollope. And cartoonists from The New Yorker and Punch. In addition, readers can eavesdrop on what writers from such countries as Canada, Britain, France, Germany, the Soviet Union, and Israel write aboout us when they get home.
$10.95 paper, 192 pp., illustrated, ISBN 0-945774-13-3.
To read an excerpt from Here We Are, in PDF format, click here.