The Xenophoebe's Guide to the Italians

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Xenophobia: An irrational fear of foreigners. Xenophobe's Guides: Small books that show the more you know the less you fear. Xenophobe's motto: Forewarned is forearmed.
Ha scritto il 30/01/11
There are many truths here (I should know, I'm Italian :-), some baffling generalisations (coming from somebody who's written well after the 19th century, that is), but overall the book is nice, informative, fun, full of irony and stylish. I laughed...Continua
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Ha scritto il 13/03/08

To know your own culture you need to step back and take a different point of view.
This book is true enough.
Mamma mia!

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Ha scritto il 06/03/08
I found this book very interesting and funny, even though sometimes the author seems to be too linked to prejudices. I don't think you can consider such stereotypes part of the daily Italian life."Non si deve fare di tutta l'erba un fascio" ...Continua
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Eleclyah (anche...
Ha scritto il Oct 25, 2011, 15:01
The Italians live life to the full, and do not feel the least bit guilty leading a life of leisure and pleasure 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. This is what life is all about: Italians do not live to work, they work to live.
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