Postcards From Across the Pond - dispatches from an accidental expat, is a collection of laugh-out-loud essays about life among the English. Postcards details Harling's introduction to life in Britain, where every activity, no matter how mundane, pulls him out of his comfort zone and leaves him floundering in the deep end of cultural confusion.
More Postcards From Across the Pond is a continuation of Harling's hilarious chronicles. Now a seasoned veteran of expat life, and no longer baffled by simple tasks such as mailing a letter or buying shoelaces, he turns his eye toward the minutiae of daily life and the foibles that challenge his sanity both as a newly minted British citizen and as a human being. More Postcards From Across the Pond is a chronicle, not so much about what divides us, but what makes us the same.
In Postcards From Ireland, Harling returns to the origins of his expat past, recounting the two weeks of lashing rain, horrendous heat, left-side driving and slogging through the marshlands of Ireland that, ultimately, changed his life.
"Not only fascinating for Anglophiles who've only visited the 'motherland' on vacation, but very,very funny, too. Joe Queenan and Bill Bryson...watch out!"
--Diana Burrell, co-author of The renegade Writer www.hailbritannia.com
I have read a number of books on the "American in Britain" experience, but this one takes the cake–it is hands down the best overall summary of what an American living here would notice and find amusing. And I say amusing, because the book is laugh-out-loud funny, the writing is crisp and the stories brilliant.
-- Not From Around Here, A Rave Review