Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedes

Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedes

Peter Berlin / Jul 23, 2019

Xenophobe s Guide to the Swedes An alternate cover edition can be found here Soulful sadnessA common trait among Swedish people is a deeply felt sv rmod a dark melancholy born out of long winters high taxes and a sense of being s

  • Title: Xenophobe's Guide to the Swedes
  • Author: Peter Berlin
  • ISBN: 9781906042493
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • An alternate cover edition can be found here.Soulful sadnessA common trait among Swedish people is a deeply felt sv rmod, a dark melancholy born out of long winters, high taxes, and a sense of being stuck far out on a geo political and socio economic limb They brood a lot over the meaning of life in a self absorbed sort of way without ever arriving at satisfactory answersAn alternate cover edition can be found here.Soulful sadnessA common trait among Swedish people is a deeply felt sv rmod, a dark melancholy born out of long winters, high taxes, and a sense of being stuck far out on a geo political and socio economic limb They brood a lot over the meaning of life in a self absorbed sort of way without ever arriving at satisfactory answers Love allThe Swedes indulge in sport for leisure and sex for pleasure Some people treat sex as a sport in order to combine leisure with pleasure, and thus save time and energy Nurture natureThe Swedes have a dream to save Nature from Man This is than just a vision it s as close to a passion as the Swedes ever get Net lossBecoming rich in Sweden has never been easy As Ingmar Bergman found out, even millionaires can have difficulties making ends meet when income tax is levied at 102%.

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    1. 2010 bookcrossing journal:This isn't a long book, so I've already finished it. A concise, wry, tongue-in-cheek look at the Swedish national character and Swedish ettiquete. Although it's done in good humour, some of it is very close to the truth, and I recognise some of it from my own experiences - the stand-offish, inpenetrable society being one that I know every single non-Swede living in Sweden I've spoken to has suffered from and been very irritated by. Also other things such as this attitud [...]


    2. Accurate in spirit, fun to read. A gift from a Swedish friend who says it's mostly true. The bits where it intersects with Norwegian culture (which I know better) are quite true -- yes, Santa Claus (julenissen in Norway) really does terrify children!


    3. Hilarious as hell. But almost too exaggerated. I was hoping for a bit more accuracy from this book. But the humor, well, you just have to be in Sweden for a while to understand it :)



    4. These little books have been a bit of a vice of mine this year, sub-100 page junk reads inflating my stats. But they are fun and they can give more insight into other books from a country. Besides, £1.79 is cheaper even than Ryanair.More than the other Xenophobe's Guides I've read - or perhaps it's just because it's so long since I've had one to one conversations with anyone from Sweden - there are paragraphs where I notice that, although something sounds like a joke, you'd need to be familiar [...]


    5. This book is a humorous attempt at describing the Swedish people, their traditions and customs, etc, to international audiences, and is part of a a publication series (Xenophobe's® Guide) doing the same thing to people from various countries. As I haven't read any of the other books, my comments, however, can only be applied to the volume at hand, authored by one Peter Berlin, who from the author bio appears to be a born Swede who left his country behind fairly early on (after university) and w [...]


    6. "The Swedes are an enterprising, fair-minded people who suffer from a mild case of megalomania. For example, they think it entirely appropriate that the cartographer Mercator magnanimously drew Sweden roughly the size of India. They object to being lumped in with other Scandinavians, as if they had no identity of their own.From a Swedish perspective the differences between the Nordic countries are stark. Denmark is horizontal, Norway is vertical, Iceland is melting, Finland is labyrinthian, and [...]


    7. Being a biased reader I am curious to learn how foreigners think about the Swedes as described in this short book.I know from the cradle to nurture our trait as a people with a great "svårmod". What this book gave me in addition is "undfallenhet". And yes, appeasement, or rather docility and ductility, is well in line with the law of Jante.If you have forgotten this golden law, let me refresh your mind:1.You're not to think you are anything special.2.You're not to think you are as good as us.3. [...]


    8. At the end you realize it's written by a Swede, which sort of contradicts the whole point of the book (other than to confirm the observation that Swedes aren't very funny). Still, a reasonably good collection of insights into Swedish culture.



    9. I feel like I know more about Swedes now and maybe pass off as one myself. I like the sense of humour in it and it's short enough that read through the book in one sitting.




    10. This book was a gift from Trigger for my 35th birthday that I celebrated in Lund. I finally read it and I didn't care for it at all. Nope, wasn't my thing.




    11. The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Swedes is a cute and amusing little book about the Swedes. As it says on the front cover (perhaps a subtitle of sorts), the book provides “[a] frank and funny look at what makes the Swedes SWEDISH.” The Xenophobe’s Guides provide a brief look at the beliefs of a people. The Xenophobe’s Guide to the Swedes is a quick and easy read. Some of the topics covered include beliefs & values, manners, custom & tradition, and language. The book is short, swee [...]


    12. I had previously read the Xenophobe's Guide to the Poles but it wasn't as amusing as this one.Maybe it's because of the writer, or maybe because I actually spent three months in Sweden as an au-pair and I was a bit more familiar with the Swedish culture rather than with the Polish one. The best parts? Well, the crime and punishment section was quite informative. For the part regarding the meal I don't know, I've been to a dinner but it was like my second day there. I was more interested in eatin [...]


    13. Great readGreat humour, very informative, a lot of vocabulary if anyone reading is learning swedish. Will be moving to Sweden in a few month so will figure out then how accurate it is.


    14. This is the fifth or sixth book of this series I've read. They're always both informative and entertaining and a quick read I always try to fit in before travelling. But, of course, they have to be taken with a grain of salt. So great book. Will definitely read more.




    15. This was recommended to me by another expat living in Sweden and it was cheap on so I bought it. I found the first half of the book pretty amusing and quite accurate, it made me chuckle out loud a few times. The second half of the (fairly short) book was a bit of a drag, I feel that some of the chapters were added as a bit of filler, or maybe I just didn't find those particular insights as unique.The format really doesn't work well on the Kindle with the excerpts repeated on each page but still [...]


    16. At times it was hard to tell when the comments were serious or tongue-in-cheekere was so much of both. So it is a humorous but not really useful guide to the typical Swede's mentality and culture.


    17. Funny enough to force to read the book at a one go. However this makes complete sense to someone who lived in Sweden even for a while. Others might not actually get the joke.


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