Title: The Ugly American
Authors: William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick
Cover artist: Uncredited
Estimated value: $8-10
- Aw, c'mon. Brando's not so bad to look at.
- "My prosthetic chin, she should come out to ... here, I think."
- Ooh, Screenplay by Stewart Stern! You sold me, book!
- But it is a free country, so ... this is like saying "If Gravity Did Not Exist..." and then showing the book floating off into space.
- I tend not to ignore slashing, Time Magazine, but thanks for the heads-up.
- This book is devastating, blunt, forceful, persuasive, urgent, fascinating, powerful, searching, and slashing, but it's not frank, so fuck it.
A mysterious change seems to come over Americans when they go to a foreign land. They isolate themselves socially. They live pretentiously. They're loud and ostentatious. Perhaps they're frightened and defensive; or maybe they're not properly trained and make mistakes out of ignorance.
I'm just gonna leave that one there.
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