How to be orange

Auteur:   Greg Shapiro

Paperback, 15 x 19,5 cm, 240 pagina's, fullcolour, Engels, ISBN: 9789055948000

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Gregory Shapiro – the American Netherlander – is a comedian, columnist and awkward Dutch-speaker. For 20 years, Shapiro has catalogued his clumsy assimilation into Dutch culture with Boom Chicago Comedy Theater, Comedy Central and VARA HumorTV. Now, Shapiro teams up with illustrator Floor de Goede (Het Parool’s ‘Flo’, Dansen op de Vulkaan) to bring you the comedy show in tree-killing book form.

If you’re looking for an official guide to Dutch culture, this is not it. If you’re looking for one man’s completely subjective and utterly biased impression of Dutch culture, this is for you.

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'Difficult topics are tackled with facts, sharp insights and often hilarious, personal anecdotes.'

This magazine crowned How To Be Orange as Book of the Month


'His perspective on arts subsidy is enlightening, because in America such subsidies don't exist.'

'I laughed everywhere I opened it ... I could relate to it and it is well written.'

'Shapiro holds up a hilarious mirror to Dutch society that magnifies all the stereotypes and shows you how you can look past them to become a true Dutch citizen.'

'A perfect toilet book.'


'Shapiro plays deftly with clichés, and he knows how to transcend them. He lands his jokes with precision... as he revels in ridiculing the clumsiness of the assimilation exam - and himself.'

Het Parool on theater tour 'How to Be Orange

'What's impressive is that he's lived in Europe long enough to be wellinformed of local politics. What's more, he has developed a nicely nuanced perspective of his homeland.'

de Volkskrant on theater tour 'How to Be Orange

'Greg shows us Nederland as an outsider sees it, which is hilarious. Yet - all the while - one can tell he is truly proud to be a Nederlander. A perfect match.'

Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions on theater tour 'How to Be Orange