About the Book
CultureShock! Germany dispels the stereotypes and explores the realities of unified Germany, giving readers an insight into its varied people and customs. Find out how a makler can help you locate the right accommodation, be aware of the importance of health insurance and prepare yourself for the short German work week that comes complete with an annual 30 days of holiday. Understand what it is to be an Ausländer and take advantage of the practical information on how to fit in and settle into a country that is still recovering from the scars of World War II and the separation of east and west. Learn to appreciate the various versions of wurst and the different types of beer. CultureShock! Germany is the definitive guide for anyone who wants to settle well into German society.
About the Series
CultureShock! is a comprehensive, dynamic and indispensable guide for travellers looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting, as well as expatriates settling into a new assignment in a foreign land. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style. CultureShock! Authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, provide warm and informative advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. The books have a friendly and honest writing style and are full of personal experiences, practical advise and useful information
About the Author
A US citizen, Richard Lord has lived and worked for 18 years in Germany. After taking his MA in English from Boston College, Lord worked as a freelance journalist specialising in film and theatre criticism, and as the associate editor of CHOMP, a food and dining monthly. Lord also taught English, Drama and Film at Boston College and English and Creative Writing for the University of Maryland—European Division. He taught business and technical English for the German electronics company AEG and financial English for the Deutsche Bundesbank.
In the 1990s, he wrote on the Frankfurt dining scene and a wide range of other topics for Main City, the Frankfurter Allgemeine’s English-language magazine.
His previously published works include a volume of poems about Berlin, Beyond Walls: Berlin Views (Amberse Press, 1988), Succeed in Business: Germany (Times Editions, 1998), Countries of the World: Germany (Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1999) and the English translation of Thirty Years of German-Israeli Relations (Tribüne Verlag, 1995).