Ever tried socializing at the bottle bank? Or finding the Roestigraben? Want to improve your Swiss German in 30 minutes? Ever run into Mr Tell looking for his son? Need to check if you are becoming too Swiss? The 15 playful stories in 'Swiss Me' by Swiss humourist Roger Bonner enable you to familiarise yourself with the Swiss, their culture, traditions and peculiarities. And above all they will give new perspectives and pleasures to your life with the Swiss.
Roger Bonner, a native Swiss, was born in Geneva but grew up in Los Angeles, California. When he returned to Switzerland in his early twenties, he suffered severe culture shock. He realised he would have to live without palm trees and also learn to speak German. Over the years, however, he has integrated so successfully that he now even dreams in Schwyzerdueuetsch! He worked for many years in the Basel pharmaceutical industry, first as translator and English teacher, then as editor and medical writer until taking early retirement.
William Tell Strikes Again; The Quest for the Roestigraben; The Little Swissli Story; Judgement Day; See 'Signs and Symbols'; Blanca; Homo Basiliensis; Tales from the Alsace; 30 Minutes to More Powerful Schwyzerdueuetsch; The King of Swing; Fiery Fasnacht; Planned Spontaneity; When Do You Become Swiss?; The Bottle Bank; Hildi's Horn; Acknowledgements; About the author and illustrator