More Postcards From Across the Pond


In August 2001, while on vacation in Ireland, Michael Harling met a woman from England. Six months later he was married, living in Sussex and attempting to come to terms with a new life and a startlingly foreign culture. So began Postcards From Across the Pond.

Now he’s back, with more humorous vignettes from the second half of his first decade among the British. No longer baffled by simple tasks—such as mailing a letter or buying shoelaces—Mr. Harling, turns his eye toward the minutiae of daily life and the follies that challenge his sanity, both as a newly minted British citizen and as a human being. More Postcards From Across the Pond is a chronicle, not so much about what divides us, but what makes us the same.