MY AMERICAN ADVENTURE by Erna Barschak

MY AMERICAN ADVENTURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Erna Barschak, Berlin born Doctor of Philosophy and a former Professor of Psychology came to America five years ago. Approaching her new country with a willing-to-please, want-to-like adaptability not always associated with people from the other side, this is a cheerful account of her trial and error experiences -- and largely of her acclimatization to differences in attitudes and approaches. She worked her way up from a New England household to various advisory positions in camps -- then teaching in a college. She contrasts American and European houses, interiors, home making, lecturing and lecture audiences, clothes and the stress on grooming, boy-girl relationships, bus travel and hotels, foods and eating out, small town life, education and upbringing, with an accent on approval of the American way throughout. Pleasant casual reading -- with a feminine appeal.

Pub Date: Nov. 27th, 1945
Publisher: Washburn