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The UnDutchables (7th Ed., English)

author: Colin White & Laurie Boucke isbn: 978-1-888580-47-1 pages: 312, illustrated pub year: 2013 price: US$16.00

A  

hilarious  

yet  

profound  

and  

revealing  

look  

at  

the  

Dutch,  

their  

customs  

and  

their  

mentality.  

This  

exquisite  

satire  

explores

the  

most  

diverse  

aspects  

of  

daily  

Dutch  

life,  

from  

coffee  

to  

child  

rearing,  

from  

train  

travel  

to  

the  

toilet.Learn  

why  

the  

Dutch

believe,  

"It  

is  

better  

to  

debate  

a  

question  

without  

settling  

it  

than  

to  

settle  

a  

question  

without  

debating  

it,"  

and  

why  

it's  

so

hard  

to  

learn  

the  

Dutch  

language:  

"The  

more  

you  

try  

to  

learn  

Dutch,  

the  

more  

the  

Dutch  

refuse  

to  

speak  

Dutch  

to  

you  

and

the more they complain that you haven't learned it.”

Other  

topics  

include  

Dutch  

moralizing  

&  

criticizing,  

cozy  

Dutch  

homes,  

flowers  

&  

plants,  

money  

&  

thriftiness,  

work  

ethics,

welfare,  

commercial  

cunning,  

telephone  

habits,  

the  

national  

passion,  

rules  

for  

shopping,  

driving,  

Dutch  

customs,  

bikes,

language, gay community, food, sex, drugs, phobias, the Dutch abroad and the 1995 flood disaster.

This   book   is   a   must   for   anyone   with   Dutch   connections   and   who   enjoys   wit   and   humor.   A   perennial   bestseller   in   Europe, and an increasingly popular book in North America.