What's Up America book. Diane Asitimbay is the award-winning author whose insights have been featured on FOX & Friends, KPBS Public Radio and in various magazines and newspapers. As a speaker, teacher and intercultural trainer, she has helped countless international newcomers feel at home in the United States.
What's Up America? book.
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book by Diane Asitimbay. An irreverent and witty guide to understanding American behavior that explains why Americans act the way they do, drawing on twenty years of experience helping international visitors adjust to the United States. Unique in its format, readers get a visual picture of the American people in illustrations, pie charts, and informational graphics.
Unlike other books that will tell you what American culture is, What’s Up America? tackles the why questions foreigners ask Americans and no one wants to answer. Why do American children leave their family homes at 18? Why are Americans so overweight? Why are Americans so religious? This book investigates the why, uncovers the culture’s hidden rules, and for the first time, reveals the American psyche to foreigners. Diane Asitimbay holds a degree in international relations with more than 20 years of experience working with international people.
Asitimbay says she drew on her own experience as an English teacher easing international students into American life to write her book, What’s Up America? – a guide that records foreigners’ questions spanning two decades and their clashing lifestyles. The book, which is based on the real questions that her international students and friends have asked her, won a Fresh Voices travel finalist award this year. In her book, Asitimbay takes her readers on a long road trip across the . stopping along the way to discuss cultural aspects of the country’s immense landscape
What’s Up America? will make readers, both Americans and foreigners alike, want to learn more about the rest of the world. Library descriptions. No library descriptions found. Diane Asitimbay is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing. profile page author page.
Asitimbay often speaks about the need for Americans to become global citizens and advocates developing genuine relationships with people from other cultures. Her insights have been found useful to a wide array of international organizations and universities including the . Department of State’s Fulbright scholars, the San Diego Consular Corp, the Citizen’s Diplomacy Council, and National Association of Foreign Student Advisors
Updated and Expanded. by answering some of their most common questions in the author's fearless and frank way. "If this is the land of the free, why are there so many rules?