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Posted February 11, 2011
I was referred to this book by a dear friend and Samoan. He explained that it was a wonderful way to get a better look at Samoans way of life. Sure enough, once I got my copy, I sat down and then found that I couldn't get enough. The writing style is as if you were sitting and listening to a loved one tell you stories of times long past. It was a joy to see through the eyes of a someone as foreign to Samoan Culture as I am. It makes me appreciate the complexity of Samoan generosity. Having experienced it first hand by a family of Samoan/Americans, they truly are an amazing race of people. To anyone who just wants a feel good book of stories, this is a wonderful book for you.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 28, 2000
AS A WOMAN FROM ENGLAND, MARRIED TO A MAN FROM TONGA, I CAN RELATE 100% TO THIS BOOK. AT TIMES IT SEEMED I WAS READING MY OWN DIARY.IT REMINDED ME OF HOW I WAS SO UNPREPARED FOR THE POLYNESIAN WAY OF LIFE.THIS BOOK WILL GIVE YOU A TRUE MEANING OF THE PHRASE 'CULTURE SHOCK'. IT HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.I GIVE IT A HEARTY TWO THUMBS UP..Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.