German Survival Bible


General Culture

For those going to Germany, maybe for the superfluous soccer world cup, there’s the German Survival Bible, written and compiled by foreigners living in Germany, journalists, and the occasional German living abroad (like this one, but I’m not going to tell you which bit I wrote, because they edited it - and not in a good way). Not to be missed: The German Certificate Fetish, Germans’ brutal honesty (really true, the last time my parents came to visit me, the first thing my dad said was “Wow, you look terrible, have you lost weight?”), Optimists are idiots, and Get naked with the Germans.