Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U is for The Undutchables


Title:  The Undutchables: An Observation of the Netherlands, Its Culture and Its Inhabitants
Author: Colin White and Laurie Bouke
Original Publication Date: 1991
Date I First Read: 2005
Basic Category: Nonfiction / Culture

Basic Summary: The author present inhabitants of the Netherlands, and how they live life.

What I Remember About the Book:
I read a used copy of this book, which I fell in love with.  The authors attempted to be humorous, and were successful part of the time.  I picked it up because some day I want to go there . . . half of my ancestors were originally the Netherlands.   I remember most the section on the Dutch being reluctant to pick up the phone when it was ringing.  It struck such a chord with me!  Maybe that’s way both my dad and me freak out about a ringing phone . . . and panic a little bit every time.  It’s inherited phone anxiety!

What I Took Away From the Book:  I still would like to visit the Netherlands someday. 

Rating (1-5 stars):  5

1 comment:

M. J. Joachim said...

It would be nice to visit the Netherlands some day.