How to Become an American Writer

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Twelve shocking short stories on flag burning, prejudice, Hungarian history, machismo; Hollywood lies; hippies and yuppies, winners and suckers, politicians and other prostitutes; guilt and innocence; the first chess machine and the killing instinct of peaceful people. Some are unbelievable for true stories, yet, too real for fiction.
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  • By Marci Nemo
    Jul 22, 2009
    "Funny short stories with deep thoughts" ... by an author, who sees America through a foreigner's eye. He observes things that are considered normal for those, who were born here. This is the adventure of an East European Alice in Wonderland. One of my favorite books is George Mikes' How to be a Brit. When I read it, I was wondering what America would offer as a parallel laughingstock. How to Become an American Writer was just the answer to this. Another proof that a godless, faithless, infidel, atheist guy, like the author can have a deep soul and spirit. If you are not a liberal, this book may offend you. If you are, and a friend of yours isn't, then it's the best gift for him! He may not laugh his head off but he may understand the point of liberalism.
  • By Laszlo Naszodi
    Mar 29, 2008
    "Re: Funny short stories with deep thoughts" Actually, George Mikes has an American version of How to be a Brit, i.e., How to scrape skies.Both books affected me when choosing the title. I’m flattered that I’ve been compared to G.M.
  • By collmanvb
    Mar 5, 2008
    "How To Become an American Writer" At the beginning there is a disclaimer that states the following stories are fictitious, as is the main character. They don't feel fictitious, nor like stories in the usual sense. They are a series of observations about people and cultures written by an intelligent observer with the advantage of having lived in two countries. They are mixtures of philosophy with vignettes to illustrate points. The best part is that they are fun to read and the points are made with gentle humour that shouldn't upset even the people that don't agree. I was in sympathy with it all. My favourite was called, 'Am I Green or What?', a letter written to Reader's Digest thanking them for offering a chance to become rich. It gradually picks apart the chances of anything really good happening and it is laughing out loud funny. It is interesting to read Mr. Naszodi's views of America, lovingly made as a partial outsider. He discusses the American use of English... More > with more knowledge than most natives. He also makes obserations on sex, Hollywood, chess, history, religion and a variety of other topics in a fun way that made me wanting more. 'How to Become an American Writer' is not only educational, but a good read.< Less
  • By Andrea Barta
    Dec 19, 2005
    "Three thumbs up." Reading Mr.Naszodi's short stories is a unique experience. These stories work in their own right, but at the end of the day - or, more like of the booklet :), they constitute a bigger story, a modern-day Odysseia. The most memorable is the narration itself, and the hero behind the stories: a contemporary successor of adventurers searching for "the light". He's critical, smart, unruly, and thought-provoking - yet sensitive and vulnerable. Excellent start - looking forward to the continuation!
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October 1, 2011
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