Michael Harling grew up in rural Columbia County in Upstate New York. He moved to the UK in March 2002 and has been recording his observations of the indigenous population on his popular blog 'Postcards From Across the Pond' ever since.
Postcards From Ireland is a humorous ramble through the bogs and backlands of Ireland via the bewildered musings of the author who, while displaying his trademark ineptitude at dealing with life beyond the borders of the US of A, is unknowingly being drawn into an even grater adventure.
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.
Moustrapped a delight. Catherine Ryan Howard has a uniquely engaging style that makes this book easy to read and hard to put down. I didn’t buy the book because of an interest in Disney, the space program or travel memoirs but because I found her book, Self-Printed so thoroughly enjoyable; I figured if she could make a how-to manual fun to read, her other book might be worth a go. I was not disappointed.
The book had many hysterical and heart-warming moments (as well as a few tut-tut opportunities: really, Miss Howard, driving a car without benefit of an actual license? Scandalous!) and provided an interesting view of Disney, Orlando, the US space program and a handful of other topics. The second half of the book rambles a bit, but it remains interesting and, ultimately, satisfying.