When American writer Kathy Flake moved to Britain in 2004, she had no idea she’d fall in love with this beautiful island in the North Atlantic. The relationship proved rocky right from the start— London parking attendants tend to bring out the worst in everyone. After an argument with an estate agent over weather stripping, she decided to write about her adventures and, more often, misadventures. She began the blogWhat Do I Know? in 2005, and has been chronicling her love-hate relationship with England and its peculiarities ever since.
What Am I Doing Here? is a collection of essays on what it means to be a foreigner in a not-so-strange land. From terror attacks that forged a bond with the British people to an Olympic opening ceremony that showcased the best of Britain, What Am I Doing Here? covers almost ten years of life on the edge of London.