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ISBN:1440152659
Author: Ingrid Anders
ISBN13: 978-1440152658
Title: Earth to Kat Vespucci
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Language: English
Category: Humor and Satire
Publisher: iUniverse (July 28, 2009)
Pages: 296

Earth to Kat Vespucci by Ingrid Anders



In 2013, she quit her paying career to write, whilst her sinuses produce an alarming amount of goo. Anders is best known for the Kat Vespucci series, in which she sends an American woman abroad unprepared. Anders currently lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, step-son, and impending infant. Learn more at ww. ngridanders. Books by Ingrid Anders.

Ingrid Anders understands, and in her debut novel Earth to Kat Vespucci (iUniverse), Anders’ title character makes all the mistakes in the book (except for the margarita mix-up) on her first trip abroad. Kat Vespucci is a senior at Rutgers University when she runs from heartbreak by signing up for a year abroad in Berlin, Germany

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What do you do when your sweetheart of five years dumps you for someone else before your senior year of college? Flee the country, obviously. A Jersey girl through and through, Kat Vespucci, a conservative American college student, escapes a nasty break-up by spending her senior year studying abroad in Berlin, Germany. She really wanted to travel to London, but her parents insisted she learn something about her roots. Having rarely left her home state of New Jersey, let alone travel to a foreign country, Kat is completely unprepared for what lies ahead.

The title Earth to Kat Vespucci  refers to a fellow student’s teasing about her ignorance. But instead of accepting her continuous foot-in-mouth situations as the inevitable, Kat immerses herself in local culture, reads up on history and politics, and asks her fellow study-abroad students about their lives and experiences. By the end, she could almost pass a cultured Berliner. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing what Kat discovers on her next adventure: this time in China. Author Ingrid Anders has graciously offered a discount on the first book for readers: you can grab the first book for . 9 this week! Published by.

Ingrid Anders is a freelance writer residing in Northern Virginia, formerly residing in California, China, Germany, New Jersey, Taiwan, and Washington, DC. She claims to hold degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and the Monterey Institute of International Studies and to speak English, German, and Mandarin Chinese.

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Flee the country, obviously. A Jersey girl through and through, Kat Vespucci is a conservative American college student who escapes a nasty break-up by spending her senior year studying abroad in Berlin, Germany.

Thank you to the Fund for Education Abroad for bringing Ingrid Anders and her book Earth to Kat Vespucci to our attention. This quote from the book highlights why I enjoyed it and why I think it’s a good read for any student contemplating or preparing for a study abroad experience.

What do you do when your sweetheart of five years dumps you for someone else before your senior year of college? Flee the country, obviously. A Jersey girl through and through, Kat Vespucci is a conservative American college student who escapes a nasty break-up by spending her senior year studying abroad in Berlin, Germany. She really wanted to travel to London, but her parents insisted she learn something about her roots. Having rarely left her home state of New Jersey, let alone traveled to a foreign country, Kat is completely unprepared for what lies ahead. Strange European customs, classmates from the former Eastern Bloc, anti-Americanism, German bureaucracy, history she's never heard of, and the persistent flasher who lurks in her neighborhood, all catch Kat by surprise. Meanwhile, she searches for her Uncle Otto, a relative the family hasn't seen since the war. At first, she feels like a house cat dropped into a lair of lions, yet she somehow manages to land and stay on her feet. Earth to Kat Vespucci is a comic, coming-of-age story about a young woman who does not discover herself and where she comes from until she leaves.
Reviews: 7
Ann
Kat Vespucci is a spunky Jersey girl who dreams of the world beyond her beloved Garden State. She heads to Berlin to see what the world has in store for her and the result is a coming of age novel full of humor, insight, and drama.

Readers are thrust into the action of the novel straight from the first page, where we meet Kat as she is on what is most certainly the world's most awkward flight. Wedged between an overly friendly Russian little league coach and his team of feisty pre-teens on the long flight from Newark to Berlin, Kat has little time to relax or reflect before her adventures in Berlin begin. Through several flashbacks, we learn that Kat has survived a bad breakup, an embarrassing yet sentimental going away party, and three years of college. Now, in her senior year, she is ready to put her major in German to some use by taking on a study abroad program, an internship, and a quest to find a missing uncle.

Ingrid Anders' style is crisp and dry, her pacing perfect, and her characterization colorful and deft. Kat's snarky wit will keep readers chuckling and characters like Fritz and Uncle Otto round out a cast of characters worthy of their own reality show (if only they weren't fictional). The brilliant thing about this book is that in between the tales of internship nightmares and roommate drama lie lessons on the importance of staying true to one's self and the dangers of unchecked nationalism. As much of a coming of age story as it is a call to get out and see the world beyond our own front door, Earth to Kat Vespucci is a story that will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to break free from the ordinary.

Read an interview with the author at mymercurialmusings.com
Kezan
I bought this book because it was a prequel to Ingrid Anders next book about Kat, where she goes to Taiwan. I figured I would read this one first to learn more about Kat. It was entertaining, although not perfect as far as the editing goes. (Be aware I am very particular and unforgiving when it comes to spelling errors, using words incorrectly, etc.) But I came to like Ms. Anders style of writing as I moved along in the story. Kat's Catholicism is a bit overdone, but if you like stories about different places on the planet, you may enjoy it.
Amis
a wonderful description of a young American student trying to absorb and understand the very major differences of young Americans' attitude to life and the world and learning to live with an international group of international students from countries that most Americans have never even heard of - nor would they be interested in! After a subtle acceptance of 'foreign' ways, young Kat has identified so much with a more open mind to life around, that she rejects the old cliches from her prior surroundings. Told in a very charming and humorous style !
Burirus
I have to say that I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It was warm, witty, educational without being boring and a darn good read. Highly recommended, especially for young people who are just starting to explore the world.
Kirizan
Fun travel reading!
Urllet
A stand-out first novel. For me, about full participation in the act of living; abundant with sharp satisfying humour, keen observation, and -- in E.E. Cummings' famous phrase -- "that precision which creates movement."
Arthunter
Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. It is wonderfully written and a great read! I love the cultural aspect, and now I really want to visit Germany.
Though the book was a gift from the author, the opinion is purely mine.

Having already read the other book by Ingrid Anders, I already had a huge expectation from this book. And I wasn't disappointed. I liked this one even better than the Taiwan series. I must've mentioned this in my previous review as well, if you do not have the time or money to visit exotic places try tagging along with Kat.

Kat is a Jersey girl, spending her senior year in Berlin though she would've have loved to spend it in London. She's recently come out of a 5 year long relationship. Suddenly being single and an expat in an European country with a bunch of student from all over the world couldn't have been easier. The cultural shock begins from the very moment she boards the flight.

Ingrid is so good with the plot, you at times forget you’re not in Berlin. I was there lugging the bags with Kat in the train station & even when she was having her farewell party. Throughout the read, I came across so many historical snippets which I hadn’t been aware of. The beauty of studying with people of different culture is that you finally realize what the world thinks of you, your country & your country’s role in the world history. Today I spent half of the morning checking out the places mentioned in the book.

If you like funny, adventurous and a knowledgeable read; don’t miss this one. This will make you add Berlin to you travel list, make you want to read up on German history again. Great read!