This is the follow-up collection of stories to Ticking Along with the Swiss, with personal experiences of authors of different nationalities. Their stories are a mix of social commentary, warm admiration and observations of getting along with friends, neighbors and business partners when living in a German-speaking country as a foreigner. Easy to understand, this book is also enjoyed by Europeans who are learning English.
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About the Author
Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was an American author known for her novels of psychological suspense. She wrote over two dozen books and short story collections, including her five Tom Ripley novels. Her first book Strangers on a Train was nominated for an Edgar Award and was later adapted into a film by Alfred Hitchcock. Many of her works have been adapted for the screen, including The Talented Mr. Ripley and most recently The Price of Salt which was renamed Carol.
Date of Birth:January 19, 1921
Date of Death:February 4, 1995
Place of Birth:Fort Worth, Texas
Place of Death:Locarno, Switzerland
Education:B.A., Barnard College, 1942
Table of Contents
An Unforgettable Great Myth
Dead on Time
Pinches of Culinary Swissness
The Word Starts with 'S'
Texas Ranchers in Swiss Farm Country
Behind Those Closed Curtains
Leisure Time: How Do the Swiss Spend Theirs?
Do You Speak Schwizerdutsch?
Dear Distinguished and Gentle Driver
Serving Swiss Time
How Switzerland Became Clean
From Hollywood to an Alpine Hamlet
Cawfee oder Roesti
Tangibles and Intangibles
Under the Swiss Roof
We Can Work It Out
A Morning Ride
An Inconvenience Off Bahnhofstrasse
The Night of My Uncle
Living with Mountains
A New Commandment
On Fitting In
What Have We Done to the Swiss?
Abseiling Down the Garden
Learning the Robes in Heidi's Playground
The Language of Play
Pratfalls on the Language Frontier
A Swiss Patriarch
Summer with Swiss Sons
Haven't We Passed Those Cows Before? Does Your Husband Yodel?
Bus Stop Blues
From Housewife to Hausfrau
A Letter to the Editor
The Fuzzy Side of the Rigi
Here and There
List of Authors
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not as good as the first one, although the essays get better towards the end.