The Almost Nearly Perfect People

The Almost Nearly Perfect People
Author: Michael Booth
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-02-06
ISBN: 1448192285
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest country on earth. 5 per cent of Danish men have had sex with an animal. Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic and hygge that has engulfed the rest of the world. He leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades. 'The next Bill Bryson.’ New York Times Winner of the Best Narrative Travel Book Award from the British Guild of Travel Writers

The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth Summary

The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth  Summary
Author: QuickRead,Alyssa Burnette
Publsiher: QuickRead.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. The Almost Nearly Perfect People (2014) is author Michael Booth’s exploration of the cultural belief that Scandinavia is a cultural utopia. Examining our fascination with everything from IKEA to Spotify, Booth takes readers on a journey through the content to deconstruct our misconceptions and ground our fascination in a bit of realism.

The Almost Nearly Perfect People

The Almost Nearly Perfect People
Author: Michael Booth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9780224089623
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Almost Nearly Perfect People Book Excerpt:

The Danes are the happiest people in the world, and pay the highest taxes. 'Neutral' Sweden is one of the biggest arms manufacturers in the world. Finns have the largest per capita gun ownership after the US and Yemen. 54 per cent of Icelanders believe in elves. Norway is the richest country on earth. 5 per cent of Danish men have had sex with an animal. Michael Booth has lived among the Scandinavians, on and off, for over ten years, perplexed by their many strange paradoxes and character traits and equally bemused by the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things Nordic that has engulfed the rest of the world. He leaves his adopted home of Denmark and embarks on a journey through all five of the Nordic countries to discover who these curious tribes are, the secrets of their success and, most intriguing of all, what they think of each other. Along the way a more nuanced, often darker picture emerges of a region plagued by taboos, characterised by suffocating parochialism and populated by extremists of various shades.

Rick and Bubba s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage

Rick and Bubba s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage
Author: Rick Burgess,Bill Bussey
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN: 1418576298
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rick and Bubba s Guide to the Almost Nearly Perfect Marriage Book Excerpt:

The only thing funnier than marriage is Rick and Bubba talkin' about it! Rick and Bubba are at it again, and this time it is all about marriage. Addressing such topics as apologizing (The Ten Worst Ways to Say I’m Sorry), communication (Grunting Is Not a Language), date nights (Worst Date Nights in History), finances (I Thought You Paid the Gas Bill), and playing sports together (I Did Too Let You Win), the two "sexiest fat men alive" will have couples everywhere tied in knots. With stories, top ten lists, and even a bonus addendum of their oft mentioned, "The Book of Blame," this humorous look at marriage is long overdue. This book will revolutionize your way of looking at married life. And it might just remind you all over again why you fell in love in the first place.

Three Tigers One Mountain

Three Tigers  One Mountain
Author: Michael Booth
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-04-13
ISBN: 9781250114051
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Tigers One Mountain Book Excerpt:

From the author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People, a lively tour through Japan, Korea, and China, exploring the intertwined cultures and often fraught history of these neighboring countries. There is an ancient Chinese proverb that states, “Two tigers cannot share the same mountain.” However, in East Asia, there are three tigers on that mountain: China, Japan, and Korea, and they have a long history of turmoil and tension with each other. In his latest entertaining and thought provoking narrative travelogue, Michael Booth sets out to discover how deep, really, is the enmity between these three “tiger” nations, and what prevents them from making peace. Currently China’s economic power continues to grow, Japan is becoming more militaristic, and Korea struggles to reconcile its westernized south with the dictatorial Communist north. Booth, long fascinated with the region, travels by car, ferry, train, and foot, experiencing the people and culture of these nations up close. No matter where he goes, the burden of history, and the memory of past atrocities, continues to overshadow present relationships. Ultimately, Booth seeks a way forward for these closely intertwined, neighboring nations. An enlightening, entertaining and sometimes sobering journey through China, Japan, and Korea, Three Tigers, One Mountain is an intimate and in-depth look at some of the world’s most powerful and important countries.

Eat Pray Eat

Eat Pray Eat
Author: Michael Booth
Publsiher: Arrow
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012
ISBN: 9780099546085
Category: Cooking, Indic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eat Pray Eat Book Excerpt:

'The next Bill Bryson.' New York Times World-weary, distracted and more often than not the worse for wine, Michael Booth really needed to make some major changes to his life. Instead, he embarks on an over-ambitious, self-indulgent attempt to write the definitive book on Indian food, taking his wife and two young children in tow. They criss-cross India, from mist-shrouded Delhi to Mumbai and the slums of Dharavi, meeting the locals and samplying different cuisines along the way. However, his plan is derailed as he spirals deeper into his metaphysical middle-aged malaise, finally unravelling amid the sweltering heat of the Keralan backwaters. Fortunately, his wife takes control and enrolls her disintegrating husband in a hardcore yoga boot camp, enlisting a wise meditation guru who helps him chart a path towards enlightenment. But will Booth's cynicism and untrammelled appetites prove his undoing? Can he regain his balance, conquer his anxieties and face up to life as a husband and father?

Super Sushi Ramen Express

Super Sushi Ramen Express
Author: Michael Booth
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN: 9781250145680
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Super Sushi Ramen Express Book Excerpt:

From the author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People comes Super Sushi Ramen Express, a fascinating and funny culinary journey through Japan Japan is arguably the preeminent food nation on earth; it’s a mecca for the world’s greatest chefs and has more Michelin stars than any other country. The Japanese go to extraordinary lengths and expense to eat food that is marked both by its exquisite preparation and exotic content. Their creativity, dedication, and courage in the face of dishes such as cod sperm and octopus ice cream are only now beginning to be fully appreciated in the sushi- and ramen-saturated West, as are the remarkable health benefits of the traditional Japanese diet. Food and travel writer Michael Booth takes the culinary pulse of contemporary Japan, learning fascinating tips and recipes that few Westerners have been privy to before. Accompanied by two fussy eaters under the age of six, he and his wife travel the length of the country, from bear-infested, beer-loving Hokkaido to snake-infested, seaweed-loving Okinawa. Along the way, they dine with—and score surprising victory over—two sumo wrestlers, pamper the world’s most expensive cows with massages and beer, share a seaside lunch with free-diving female abalone hunters, and meet the greatest chefs working in Japan today. Less happily, they witness a mass fugu slaughter, are traumatized by an encounter with giant crabs, and attempt a calamitous cooking demonstration for the lunching ladies of Kyoto.

Just as Well I m Leaving

Just as Well I m Leaving
Author: Michael Booth
Publsiher: Arrow
Total Pages: 359
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780099477457
Category: Europe
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just as Well I m Leaving Book Excerpt:

Without Hans Christian Andersen there would be no ALICE IN WONDERLAND, no Roald Dahl and maybe even no Harry Potter (and he has outsold them all), but few realise that the man who invented children's literature was also a pioneering travel writer.Having been dragged against his will to live in Denmark, Michael Booth discovered one of the great secrets of travel literature - Andersen's A POET'S BAZAAR - a fascinating travelogue through a Europe on the cusp of revolution, by an author who, though a genius, was clearly a towering neurotic and proto-drama queen. He discovered, too, his chance to escape Denmark.In 1840 Andersen was also desperate to flee, writing as he sailed- 'It is just as well I am leaving, my soul is unwell!' In Germany he was enraptured both by steam travel and the fiery Franz Liszt. In sultry Naples this latent bisexual wrestled with his erotic demons before travelling to Athens (little more than a village), seeing the dervishes dance in Istanbul, and sailing home up the Danube, a journey fraught with danger, not least due to some inattentive leech salesmen. Booth follows him every step of the way, reflecting on Andersen's life, work and pathological self-obsession, encountering his own cast of characters, from an accommodating Hamburg prostitute to a bemused Danish Ambassador to the first ever female dervish, who whisks him off to meet her guru.In 2005 literature fans around the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Andersen's birth, making this funny, and occasionally moving, but mostly funny, book even more timely.

Super Sushi Ramen Express

Super Sushi Ramen Express
Author: Michael Booth
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2016-09-06
ISBN: 1250099803
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Super Sushi Ramen Express Book Excerpt:

"Originally published in Great Britain in 2009 by Jonathan Cape under Sushi and beyond"--Title page verso.

The Meaning of Rice

The Meaning of Rice
Author: MICHAEL. BOOTH
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-10-11
ISBN: 9781784704230
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Doing Without Delia

Doing Without Delia
Author: Michael Booth
Publsiher: Vintage Books USA
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780099494232
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Without Delia Book Excerpt:

Michael Booth has had his fill of celebrity chefs and their 'on the table in five minutes' recipes. He wants to learn how to cook properly, so he burns his cookery books and, together with his young family, heads for a new life in Paris - reasoning that, if anyone can be trusted to make food complicated, it's the French. Embarking on the ultimate foodie's fantasy, he enrols at the world's most famous cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu, where wise and battle-scarred French chefs commence their transformation of him into a professional cook. Along the way Booth shares the insider tips and secret techniques of classical cuisine. His odyssey takes him from trauma to triumph, ending in the white-hot heat of the Michelin-starred kitchen of the greatest chef in France.

Sushi and Beyond

Sushi and Beyond
Author: Michael Booth
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0099516446
Category: Cooking, Japanese
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sushi and Beyond Book Excerpt:

Japan is the pre-eminent food nation on earth. The Japanese go to the most extraordinary lengths and expense to eat the finest, most delectable, and downright freakiest food imaginable. Their creativity, dedication and ingenuity, not to mention courage in the face of dishes such as cod sperm, whale penis and octopus ice cream, is only now beginning to be fully appreciated in the sushi-saturated West, as are the remarkable health benefits of the traditional Japanese diet. Inspired by Shizuo Tsuji's classic book, Japanese Cooking, A Simple Art, food and travel writer Michael Booth sets off to take the culinary pulse of contemporary Japan, learning fascinating tips and recipes that few westerners have been privy to before. Accompanied by with two fussy eaters under the age of six, he and his wife travel the length of the country, from bear-infested, beer-loving Hokkaido to snake-infested, seaweed-loving Okinawa. Along the way, they dine with - and score a surprising victory over - sumos; meet the indigenous Ainu; drink coffee at the dog caf ; pamper the world's most expensive cows with massage and beer; discover the secret of the Okinawan people's remarkable longevity; share a seaside lunch with free-diving, female abalone hunters; and meet the greatest chefs working in Japan today. Less happily, they trash a Zen garden, witness a mass fugu slaughter, are traumatised by an encounter with giant crabs, and attempt a calamitous cooking demonstration for the lunching ladies of Kyoto. They also ask, 'Who are you?' to the most famous TV stars in Japan. What do the Japanese know about food? Perhaps more than anyone on else on earth, judging by this fascinating and funny journey through an extraordinary food-obsessed country.

Perfect People

Perfect People
Author: Robert Lieberman
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780440168669
Category: Science fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Spectator

The Spectator
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1884
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Methods in Behavioral Research

Methods in Behavioral Research
Author: Paul C. Cozby
Publsiher: WCB/McGraw-Hill
Total Pages: 321
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploring Language

Exploring Language
Author: Gary Goshgarian
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780673523501
Category: College readers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ely Volume

The Ely Volume
Author: Thomas Laurie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Missions
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ely Volume Book Excerpt:

The Ely Volume Or The Contributions of Our Foreign Missions to Science and Human Well being

The Ely Volume  Or  The Contributions of Our Foreign Missions to Science and Human Well being
Author: Thomas Laurie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 634
Release: 1881
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Missions
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advertising Its Role in Modern Marketing

Advertising  Its Role in Modern Marketing
Author: Samuel Watson Dunn,Arnold M. Barban
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 630
Release: 1974
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Advertising
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Nights Entertainment

American Nights Entertainment
Author: Grant Overton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 406
Release: 1923
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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