Lessons from the Land of Pork Scratchings: How a Miserable Yank Discovers the Secret of Happiness in Britain

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Lessons from the Land of Pork Scratchings: How a Miserable Yank Discovers the Secret of Happiness in Britain

Lessons from the Land of Pork Scratchings How a Miserable Yank Discovers the Secret of Happiness in Britain A stressed out New York men s magazine editor gets posted to the UK and realises happiness is easily achieved by adopting the British attitude to life expecting the worst and going to the pub

  • Title: Lessons from the Land of Pork Scratchings: How a Miserable Yank Discovers the Secret of Happiness in Britain
  • Author: Greg Gutfeld
  • ISBN: 9781847370662
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • A stressed out New York men s magazine editor gets posted to the UK and realises happiness is easily achieved by adopting the British attitude to life expecting the worst and going to the pub.

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    One thought on “Lessons from the Land of Pork Scratchings: How a Miserable Yank Discovers the Secret of Happiness in Britain

    1. Sanaya on said:

      I read this book on the plane back from the Scotland, where I was studying at the time, to the US, where I grew up, for Christmas, and it was hilarious. I enjoyed the style, and his observations of the differences in life and outlook between the UK and America picked up on the nuances and were overall quite accurate. It's a fun and quick read which Americans who have lived in the UK will appreciate.

    2. Sheu Quen on said:

      When I first saw the book in Times Bookstore, Publika, I thought, "Hey, the title is unique, the plot is all about some dude's travel stories, and the writing is just like a diary except that it's written for the public eye." I bought it on the spot. The first half of the book was fine. Jokes and satirism flew left and right, complete with racist insults and derogatory terms. It made me laugh a number of times. After all, what can you expect from a Yankee who moved to the UK for six months and n [...]

    3. Alexandra on said:

      Couldn't finish it. I was hoping for a humorous read about my home country, but instead it was a very narrow view - he ends up in London, which doesn't represent the rest of the UK. London is very British, yes, but it doesn't represent life in rural areas, life in Scotland, life in the north, life in the West Country, in Wales it goes on. Britain isn't the same as England. If he wants to talk about British life, he should have tried Wales and Scotland too, since they are part of Britain. Also, I [...]

    4. Alex Sheldon on said:

      Fun and amusing for the first quarter, but by then you're wishing that the person you're reading about would just grow up already and stop behaving like an immature prick.I hope he got his act together by the time he finished this (not that I really care).In fact, it became so pathetic and tedious towards the end, that I actually gave up before the last 5 pages.I would have given this a generous 2 stars, for amusing me in the beginning thanks to his simple and humorous writing style, but the end [...]

    5. Simone on said:

      Maybe most wouldn't consider this a five-star book, but Gutfeld is a friend of mine and I got to partake in some of these experiences, so I'm certainly a little biased. Having said that, his manic and self deprecating telling of his story is completely sincere and I feel like I'm living it all along with him, even the parts that I missed which was almost all of it. I'm in chapter 85 about the 35p coin. Don't worry, I wont hit you. Gutfeld is hilarious even if he is a jerk with a show on Fox "New [...]

    6. John on said:

      Thought it might be amusing - after all I like a pint of ale. Then you find out that the author is a lager-swilling editor of a "lad's mag" living the high-life in a well-heeled corner of London. Not much insite into true pub culture then and very difficult to empathise. Can't say I felt any sympathy when he eventually looses his job and goes back accross the pond.

    7. Digibrill on said:

      Gutfeld and RedEye (12 a.m. PT on FoxNews) == disgusting.This book == not so much, but consistently the same humour.I read it to learn the London subculture since I grew up in Dorset (Bournemouth) and was too young to remember much about the city. He does do a good job of telling exactly how different our brothers across the pond can be.

    8. Geoff Woodland on said:

      An entertaining book, but as the cover states, the language can be a bit 'strong'and I am sure there are many who would not appreciate this aspect of the book. The language aside I enjoyed the book and often laughed allowed at certain chapters. Each chapter is quite short so it is an easy read, which can be taken in small 'bites'.

    9. Rachel on said:

      Am sure it's the Queens Lane Coffee house which is the oldest in Oxford - not the Grand Cafe. I remember the latter's appearance and I'm not that old !The people/events/attitudes he came across are obviously out there but Gutfeld stereotypes the whole country!

    10. Andy Stewart on said:

      From an overworked and high reaching Maxim editor to 12kilos heavier and content, Greg Gutfield finds happiness in adopting the British way of life. Low expectations and the culture of the pub brings him his state of bliss and a wife. An amusing and wry commentary on life in the UK.

    11. Marc on said:

      An annecdotal book reviewing the experience of an immature American moving to England and immersing himself in English 'culture'.Some stories are amusing, but mostly tedious.

    12. Bella Street on said:

      Reminds me of Adventure Time's Jake and his state of being 'chubby tired.' The author was fit and stressed in Manhattan, then comfortably shlubby in London. Makes me wanna go there, too.

    13. Brian Edwards on said:

      An interesting look on what's important in life and how work fits into it all.

    14. Robin on said:

      Must read for anyone spending a significant amount of time in the UK!

    15. Stacey Fisher on said:

      Fun to read, helps to explain that what I find crazy and strange and often infuriating is just the way things are here in the UK!

    16. Gwynne Harries on said:

      A fun account of how the steroetypes are brushed away as this American becomes an Anglophile.

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