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Hard to believe that this is a translation from an English original -- the German is lively and idiomatic, and the audio performance by Otto Strecker ist einfach hervorragend. The one giveaway is the dry, self-ironizing humor, which could only have been conceived in the mind of a Brit. This book ranks with the very best of the genre of lovingly exasperated reflections by expatriates on the cultural peculiarities and foibles of their adoptive homeland (Tim Parks' _Italian Neighbors_ comes to mind). My only regret is that it wasn't "...in 100 steps" rather than in 50.
A beautifully written and narrated book. The 50 steps describe all the things that perplex newcomers in Germany. If you have lived in Germany (or are going to Germany), read this book. The narrator is great and the book is (en)light(ening) and kind.