Press Kit

  • Title: German Men Sit Down to Pee & Other Insights Into German Culture
  • Published: (Kindle) November 2015, (Print) January 2016
  • Authors: James Cave, Niklas Frank
  • Cover file: link
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  • Amazon Link: link
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  • James’s Bio: Originally from Ireland, James is a writer who has spent time living in Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, and the United Kingdom. While living in Germany he broke nearly every single one of these rules, but writing a book about what not to do in Germany means he is able to put each cultural faux pas down to ‘research’.
  • Niklas’s Bio: Niklas is originally from Germany and has lived in several countries including Sweden and China. After working for a number of international teams at several companies, he realised that his colleagues were both intrigued and humoured by some of the ‘German’ things he did. Seeing that there was an interest in German mannerisms, he started putting together notes for what would eventually become the published book.

Book Blurb

“Welcome to Germany, a country where you should always wait at the red man, show up on time for your wedding, and be extremely suspicious if anyone offers you a doughnut.

German men sit down to pee… is a tongue-in-cheek guidebook to German culture that highlights the ‘rules’ Germans consciously and unconsciously follow, and tries to make a little sense of it all along the way. Why, for example, mowing your lawn on a Sunday will mean getting an earful from your neighbour, but lie naked in the middle of a public park and nobody will bat an eyelid.

Ideal for anyone planning on visiting or moving to Germany, German Men Sit Down to Pee… offers a collection of insights into German culture while at the same time highlighting rules and cultural norms that those visiting Germany will not only find humorous, but useful for avoiding any cultural faux-pas.”

Press Release

BERLIN, Germany – Nov. 26, 2015 A new book that explores some of the most offbeat aspects of German culture launched today. The book,German Men Sit Down to Pee & Other Insights Into German Culture, explores the different rules that Germans consciously and unconsciously follow. From waiting for the green man to being extremely cautious whenever anyone offers you a doughnut, the book takes a fresh and often humorous look at why Germans do the things that they do.

“German Men Sit Down to Pee” is aimed at those visiting Germany – whether for a weekend break or for an extended stay – who want to enrich their travel experience by getting a better understanding of German culture, and avoid some of the cultural faux pas that non-Germans often make.

The book provides a crash course into every aspect of German life. From rules about shopping (always shop with Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis in mind) to rules for around the home (don’t make noise on a Sunday), “German Men Sit Down to Pee” covers everything the Ausländer needs to know to survive in Germany.

As well as cover rules for around the home and shopping, the book also looks at a number of other aspects of German life including work culture (bring your own cake into the office on your birthday), travel (dig a hole when you go to the beach), food and drink (get excited about asparagus season), as well as providing a guide to key days throughout the year.

Speaking about the book, co-author Niklas Frank said, “Germany is en vogue at the moment. But despite millions of tourists visiting Germany every year, or moving to Germany for work, most people know very little about German culture apart from the standard stereotypes of beer and efficiency.

We wanted to change that. There’s so much more to life in Germany than these hackney clichés, and hopefully this book will show just how weird and quirky we really are while at the same time being an incredibly useful resource to anyone trying to settle into German life.“

“German Men Sit Down to Pee & Other Insights Into German Culture” is available to download in e-book format from Amazon, Kobo, and Nook. A printed version of the book will be available for purchase in January 2016.