Diane Asitimbay
Author of What's Up America?

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WHAT'S UP, AMERICA? Second Edition
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FOX & FRIENDS MORNING SHOW
January 2006

Diane Asitimbay discusses What is American food? on Fox News Live!


1 “THESE DAYS” MORNING SHOW with Tom Fudge
September, 2006

Why do Americans eat rice with a fork, are fascinated with ice, or burp in public? These are just some of the questions that public radio callers ask in a lively call-in segment when author Diane Asitimbay sat down with “These Dayshost” Tom Fudge.

SIETAR logo GEORGE SIMONS
Co-author of The Cultural Detective, reviewed in SIETAR EUROPA Newsletter

What’s Up America? is like watching a series of video clips . . .It pictures and explains U.S. values, attitudes and behavior around beauty and success, politics and patriotism, religion and superstition, family friends, mating and retirement.

1 MARGARET PUSCH
Associate Director of the INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE

Foreign tourists and ex-pats will find this book a treasure of graphic and written information that succinctly explains the culture of the U.S.

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AMI FREY
National Council of International Visitors, Washington, D.C.

“This book helps counter the stereotypes that visitors to the United States may have developed by presenting clear facts and an overall picture of Americans and our collective culture.”


The Midwest Book Review JIM COX
Editor, Midwest Book Review

What's Up America? succinctly summarizes in plain terms the broad history, unwritten social mores, and generally accepted rules of conduct in American society, in particular emphasizing both the difference between American society as it really is versus how it is portrayed in TV and movies.

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GARAMCHAI.COM

A comprehensive and carefully researched book, this is a sure substitute to learning Americanese by watching CNN or Hollywood flicks. The author's experience with different cultures and her deep understanding of her own culture makes for fascinating reading for both international visitors and Americans.

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