ZE GERMANS: An expat's guide to living in Germany
“It was an epiphany. All of a sudden if I was frustrated with something, instead of venting it at other people, I wrote it down on a piece of paper - it was like meditating”.
It turned out that Fadi was very frustrated indeed – 300 pages of it.
His style pays homage to Bill Bryson; written with a light anecdotal tone, often mixed in with a dollop of self-mockery, giving a vivid account of German society as a whole. The Difference
At a glance, this book seems like any other satirical guide to Germany, of which there are aplenty. However, after reading a portion of it we discover that the author goes much deeper into the ‘source of the problem’, linking different points to socio-economical, cultural, and other aspects of German life, thus helping the reader to really understand the mentality in this country.
“ I had been planning for a long time to write a story, or a series of blogs about my experience in Germany, but never got round to it. One fine day I realised that it’s now or never. I had come to a conclusion that I myself was mutating into a German, and if I’d wait any longer, I would not be able to write this book at all”.