Free Kindle eBook: Tortillas Peanut Butter: True Confessions of an American
Today’s Free Kindle eBook: Tortillas & Peanut Butter: True Confessions of an American Mom Turned Mexican Smuggler
AN AMAZON TOP-10 BESTSELLER IN HUMOR, BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR, & TRAVEL MEXICO – “Jaw-droppingly hilarious,”Carol Penn-Romine, Award-Winning Author — 20% of profits go to the ACLU – – Discussion questions for book clubs & classrooms – – “One of the funniest books I have ever read!” Carol Schmidt, Author – – “Spot-on, highly entertaining, and absolutely hilarious.” – Lynne Willard, Editor & U.S. expat – “Extremely well-written, honest, and delightfully funny; a must read for any foreigner living in Mexico!” – Paul Voudouris, Musician & Expat – “Holy Cow! This book is hilarious!” – Cynthia Norman, Cosmic Philosopher – “Not just a fun read but truly funny.” – Dr. Terry Shaft, Professor & Mom – “Learning about a new culture can be hilarious – as seen through this book!” – Diane Gilliard, Counselor SynopsisA suburban housewife liberates herself from her peanut-butter-and-jelly life and flees to Mexico. While battling the cultural quirks that send less adventurous souls hightailing it back to the U.S., she struggles to learn Spanish, cope with foreign customs, raise her children, and run a school. Using her wily wit and gift for gab to outfox the government officials, she smuggles U.S. merchandise to boost her income. But not all of her smuggling tricks and tactics go as planned. – Covers multicultural issues, including the women’s movement & the 1960s cultural revolution, immigrant adjustment & adaptation, immigrant parenting, identity development in 1st generation children of immigrants, minority group issues (racism, sexism, prejudice), values & attitudes in individualist vs. interdependent cultures, diverse customs & mores, time orientation (past/present/future), activity mode (being/becoming/doing), social relations (hierarchical/collateral/individual), relationship to nature (fate/destiny/genetics vs. personal mastery/self-efficacy), cultural evolution & expatriate re-integration, culture shock.
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