11. Eat German Food
12. Know your potatoes
13. The answer is to bring Kartoffelsalat
14. Eat German Bread
16. Hate the GEZ & GEMA
19. Speak freely about sex
20. Do nothing on Sundays
21. Watch Tatort
22. It is not true until you’ve read it at Spiegel Online
23. Always send friendly greetings
25. Drink Bionade, buy Bio
27. Stick to the rules
28. Love your car
30. Interrogate jokes
41. Fail at sarcasm
42. Learn to enjoy bureaucracy
43. Gut gut, Naja, Ach so, Alles klar & Und sonst so
44. Practicality trumps everything
45. Travel seriously
46. Know that birthdays are serious business
47. Watch Dinner for One on New Year’s Eve
48. Forget anything you were ever told about fireworks
49. Hate Schlager, know every word
50. Say Tsssssssssssschüü-hüsssssssss
51. Poker Face
52. Find the Beauty in Brevity
53. The Bahn Purge
54. Suffer Third Reich Fever
56. Get Repeatedly Asked About David Hasselhoff
57. Kaffee and Kuchen
59. Give Men Their Own Official Holiday
60. Be Apathetic about October 3rd.
61. Don’t Own a Microwave
63. Do It Yourself
64. Make Fun of Austria; Fear Switzerland
65. The German Christmas
68. Forecast the Future with Lead
69. Be Terrified of Mould
70. Cash Is King
81. Be Schaulustig
82. Plagiarise Your Dissertation
83. Parade Your Politicians
84. Love Scandinavia
85. Reject Patriotism
86. Be Doubtful About the Existence of Bielefeld
87. Fail at Flirting
88. Dress Normcore
89. When You Move, Take Your Kitchen (and Your Light Sockets)
90. Fear Bureaucracy (Irrationally)
Required reading for all Ausländer and Germans who sometimes have the feeling they don’t understand their own country. We learn why the Germans speak so freely about sex, why they are so obsessed with Spiegel Online and why they all dream of being naked in a lake of Apfelsaftschorle. At the end, the only thing left to say to Adam Fletcher’s love letter to Germany is “Alles klar!” More than 100k copies sold!
Released: 2013 Length: 192 pages Languages: EN/DE Publisher: C.H. Beck Illustrator: Robert M. Schöne
An illustrated love letter to the language of our adopted home. Join us as we take you on a tour through some of the German language’s greatest words, expressions, proverbs and language possibilities, all wrapped up for international delivery in the form of Denglisch!
After two best-selling books I find I’ve become somewhat of a pundit for German life. Unsure about my position I take on a series of integration challenges. Readers will learn:
- What happens when someone of no musical talent creates a Schlager song.
- Why you shouldn’t accept a ride from a Mitfahrgelegenheitvan containing a mattress and a cat with one eye.
- What watching seventy hours of German TV in a week does to your health.
- Why you shouldn’t attend a Schützenfest if you can neither drink nor march.
Released: 2015 Length: 400 pages Languages: EN/DE Publisher: Ullstein.
Fifty new and advanced integration steps that explain the sticky friendship glue of Kaffee und Kuchen, the educational superiority of wood, and the rituals of the German Weihnachtsmarkt. You’ll learn how to blame the weather for most of your ailments, how to survive a visit to your local Baumarkt, why Germans take their kitchen when they move, and why you keep losing to them at table football. Adam Fletcher’s book is the ultimate, irreverent love letter to a nation that has gotten so under his skin.
Released: 2016 Length: 192 pages Languages: EN/DE Publisher: C.H. Beck Illustrator: Robert M. Schöne