How Not to Be American

Misadventures in the Land of the Free

How Not to Be American
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Format: Paperback / softback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9781781312353
Publisher: Aurum Press
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‘This new American uniform – the baseball cap, t-shirt, shorts and trainers (why not a scooter?) is not about looking good. It’s about disappearing into a new, unofficial, global army of cultural babies. It says:


I eat hamburgers and watch TV and chew gum all day
I want everyone to play my game
You have to be nice to me and if you’re not I’m gonna shoot you
I can’t understand a word you say

… and what is that but American foreign policy?’


Todd McEwen left the United States in 1980, but it’s still driving him crazy. He worries about cheeseburgers, Cary Grant, Henry David Thoreau, democracy, the Elks Club and Daffy Duck. Join him on his acid-reflux examination of what America has come to be.

The author

TODD McEWEN was born in California and burnished in New York. His previous novels include McX: A Romance of the Dour, Who Sleeps with Katz and, most recently, The Five Simple Machines. Long a resident of Edinburgh, he cannot think what is to be done.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 240 Pages
ISBN: 9781781312353
Size: 5.079 in x 7.756 in / 129 mm x 197 mm
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