Read this humour book about how one Irishman fell in love with the land of BMWs, Beethoven and beer. This book will be one of the top comedy books to read in 2017.
What our Readers say
“A very funny book. Mel Kelly has a lot of talent for subtle social observations which he combines with his charming Irish humour and understatement.
Every foreigner who lives in Germany for a while will definitely recognise themselves in a lot of situations described in this book. So take a Guinness, a bretzel, relax and enjoy!”
“This book describes the wistful wanderings of a desperate full blooded Irishman seeking to find himself as he moves to Germany. All this is mischievously done in a mildly blue hue!
Mel’s move from Ireland is described in this book as a battle of culture, language and custom where nothing is sacred. He boldly goes where no man has gone before, albeit in a meandering sort of way…. and the only winner in this battle is the reader.”
“Mel Kelly has spent years studying the difference between Guinness and German beer and the cultures that produced them. Mel’s style is wry, conversational and rarely sober.
You will get to know and love the Germans, the Irish and even one of Ireland’s most irrepressible, irreverent and irresistible exports, Mel Kelly”.
In “Born in Ireland, Made in Germany”, Mel Kelly recounts the struggles and adventures he encountered when he moved from Dublin to Munich. The social, cultural and linguistic differences between the two countries are laid bare, with Kelly frequently caught dangling somewhere between the two. Fortunately for him, German beer is just as good as Guinness.
The book is a fun and easy read and it puts a smile on your face more than once. Don’t let the title fool you into thinking that the book is only of interest to the Irish and Germans. Every expat in the world will be able to identify with the humorous situations in which Kelly has found himself, regardless of their countries of origin or destination. Indeed, anyone who has vacationed in a foreign country will recognize many of these situations as well.
“Mel hits the nail right on it’s comedy head when it comes to comparing the Irish and German way of life. Concise and very comically amusing.”
“An Irishman’s jolly, jovial German jaunt. A very funny, eye-opening account of humorous personal insights into the unexpected customs of the Bavarian culture.“
“A very amusing and insightful read about an expat’s experiences while adjusting to life in Germany. The perfect book to take with you on a long train journey.”
“Mel Kelly delivers Irish humour in both German and English. He understands German humour sometimes, and the Germans understand him even less. Sometimes he even wears Lederhosen on stage! I have seen him several times on stage, but to read Mel’s stories is also a great pleasure because you can laugh even longer.”
Ich habe das Buch gerade gelesen. Großes Lob, es hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Ich habe noch nicht viele Bücher auf englisch gelesen, aber das Lesen von deinem Buch hat mir soviel Spaß gemacht, dass ich gar nich aufhören wollte. Ich hoffe es folgt eines Tages eine Fortsetzung. Weiter so !!