Diane Asitimbay
Author of What's Up America?

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Reviews

“If you want to get inside of US mindsets . . . forget the travel books, the culture guides, and the tip sheets and grab a copy of What’s Up America?”

--George F. Simons
Co-author of The Culture Detective USA

“What's Up America? . . . is a useful resource, not only for newcomers to the U.S., but for those who welcome them.”

--Robin Weber, Manager of Quality and Orientation
AFS Intercultural Programs USA

“If you are only going to read one book about Americans, you must read this one.”

--Walt Lee, Chinese director of Futurewei Technologies

“It is the funniest, clearest, and the truest picture of American culture today.”

--Livia Tommasini, Italian biotech researcher

“I think this book should be required reading for international students.”

--Ji-Yeon, International student from South Korea

“It comprehensively presents the nuances of American culture that would take one years to figure out for oneself.”

--Ashay Dhamdhere, Indian engineer

“I'd like to see it as a required text in high school civics classes. . .Diane Asitimbay is clearly a powerful and important emerging cultural commentator. "

--Walter Kleine, American editor

Midwest Book Review, August 2005
MBR: Small Press Bookwatch, August 2005
www.midwestbookreview.com/sbw/aug_05.htm

International Council of Visitors, April 2005
http://www.nciv.org/nnnonline/2005_April.pdf

The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research
– EUROPA, December 2004

http://www.sietar-europa.org/about_us/Newsletter/Dec04/reviews.htm

GaramChai.Com Featured Book
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In the Media:

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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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