Nobody Can Pronounce My Name: An American’s New Life in Germany
By Robert McGee
Inspired by his own challenges of immigration to Germany, Robert McGee presents the frustrations of culture shock through a series of linked short stories and comedic essays.
Told through a series of linked short stories and comedic essays, Nobody Can Pronounce My Name presents the challenges of immigrating and the frustrations of culture shock in a way only a teacher with a playful sense of humor could. Whether it is improving his daughter's English by making horror films with her toys, using comic books to teach the local police department crime scene vocabulary, or convincing business students they can sound more professional by replacing some of their words with furniture, Robert McGee never fails to find the silliest way to get a point across. Inspired by his own immigration to Germany, this novel-in-stories is Robert McGee's first collection of true stories that never happened.
About the Author
Robert McGee on Points in Case – Robert McGee is a Germany-based American writer. He is a contributor to The American Bystander, Sammiches and Psych Meds, Little Old Lady Comedy, and a number of other funny places around the web or on magazine racks.
Reviews from Fellow Authors
“Rob McGee writes laugh-out-loud short stories that always seem to go in exactly the direction you didn't expect and drop you off on an entirely wrong corner that is a little bit darker but much more pleasant than the one you had planned to visit.”
-Dylan Brody, award-winning humorist, author, and playwright
“… a fun and eclectic mix of short stories. McGee's adventures and the worlds he builds will have you rolling on the floor. I highly recommend!”
–Ginny Hogan, author of Toxic Femininity in the Workplace
“It takes an observant writer to create funny and perceptive stories out of the process of adapting to a new life in a new country. Robert McGee's pieces are an interesting blend of cultural insight and humor, and make for an enjoyable book.”
–James Folta, writer and editor
“… eloquently and humorously captures the struggle of making a home and a family abroad while maintaining one's own sense of self and cultural identity—no easy task.”
-Jenn Knott, comedy and parenting writer, Slackjaw, The Belladonna, Hallo Eltern
“… had me rolling scene after scene. Great book, great read!”
-Shannon Carpenter, American Humorist
More Book Details
- Paperback: 312 pages
- Publisher: ISBN-Agentur in der MVB GmbH (December 17, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3982140005
- ISBN-13: 978-3982140001
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.7 x 7.8 inches