More Postcards From Across the Pond
More Postcards From Across the Pond is a welcome continuation of the adventures of an accidental expat. These wry and witty glimpses into the everyday life of an American, who—through no fault of his own—found himself living on the other side of the Atlantic, are certain to delight and amuse. More
In 2001, Michael Harling was enjoying a quiet life in an American suburb and planning to continue doing so. Then, in August of that year, while on vacation in Ireland, he met a woman from England. Six months later he was married, living in Sussex and attempting to come to terms with a new life and a startlingly foreign culture. So began Postcards From Across the Pond, the blog he created for the purpose of keeping in touch with the friends and family he had left behind. But as his wry, witty and often laugh-out-lout funny commentaries gained in popularity, the blog became a book, entitled, appropriately enough, "Postcards From Across the Pond."
Now he’s back, with more humorous vignettes from the second half of his first decade among the British. No longer baffled by simple tasks--such as mailing a letter or buying shoelaces--Mr. Harling turns his eye toward the minutiae of daily life and the foibles that challenge his sanity both as a newly minted British citizen and as a human being. "More Postcards From Across the Pond" is a chronicle, not so much about what divides us, but what makes us the same.