Discovering the gem “next door.”
“Here too it was ‘all nude, all the time,’ and we had to pick our way to chairs through a gaggle of naked, 60ish women who reclined leafing through back issues of SuperIllu, a sort of eastern German version of People magazine specializing in former GDR celebrities and their offspring.”
On a personal level, I can now feel the profound healing of knowing and owning my identity, as well as not having any divisions of our homeland coming in between the sides of my family.
America may have made Christmas a fest of consumerism and flashy decorations, but we can surely attribute some of the most enjoyable Christmas traditions to Germany.
“By the end of the book, which reads like an article, we learn a great deal but know so little about the men behind the prose.”
Our artist-columnist today shares some of her experience as an expat getting into German cultural habits: garden house and lakeside techno festival.