Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing


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Plus, the author is very astute and thorough in recounting the characteristics of the stereotypical Greek male and his family. Yet, at the same time, she does this in such fashion that it becomes a fervent rant, rather than a typically humorous account, to the point that in places it borders on the offensive. The other problem with the said rant is that in my opinion, it refers to a rather extinct male species. Allow me to explain:. The male Greek, as is portrayed in the book, seems to describe characters from the aforementioned movie. But these characters are caricatures, mere ghosts of a lost era, simply because they belong to Greek society back in the 50s, 60s, 70s max.

The difference here is that the characters from the movie seem genuine because they are exactly what they claim to be: Greek emigrants living abroad, whereas the author is generalizing, as to include the Greek males and their families living in Greece today, which is of course a fallacy. In my experience, the majority of Greek emigrants and their offspring who live abroad today, still see Greece through the rose-tinted glasses of the good old Greek movies of forty-sixty years ago where stereotypes were at their best.

Whenever they visit Greece, they clash badly with modern Greek society here. For example, their emigrant uncles, aunts and cousins may seem stunned to come across a big mall here or to find out that the local supermarket stocks curry powder or mosquito repellent. Having been raised in Athens, I know well that Greek men are nothing like the caricatures of a bygone era portrayed in this book. The only problem with this book is a misquotation. It falsely refers to the male Greek in general, when what it does is describe the male Greek emigrant living abroad.

Having explained how estranged I felt towards the aforementioned elements in the book, I cannot stress enough how much I enjoyed the memoir parts in it. The author has an amazing talent for relaying old memories that brim with nostalgia, sweetness and the joy of being young and carefree.

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My overall impression of this book is that the author delivers the humour intelligently and wittily. Indeed, if there was less rant and more memoir, it would be a gem of a book! I really hope to read such a book from this author in future. Interested in exploring the Greek psyche and culture? Find this book on Amazon now. An entertaining review of a hilarious book. I would say as an English person plunged into a delightful Greek family I found the book very enlightening and informative and helpful! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Growing up in a big, not-so-fat, semi-Greek household, Ekaterina Botziou spent much of her childhood defying her father's wishes for her to learn to play the bouzouki, and refusing third helpings of moussaka. Determined never to be the stereotypical Greek woman stuck in the kitchen, she chose to while away long summer days in Greece playing "What's the time Mr Wolf? Unfortunately Zeus had other ideas, and in a twist of fate some years later, Ekaterina found herself married to a Greek-Cypriot and battling against the stale old laws of Greek tradition.

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Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing by Ekaterina Botziou

I laughed the whole way through while reading excerpts to my Greek husband who also cracked up as he nodded his head in agreement. She is spot on! Like the author, my kids are also "half-breeds. Ekaterina has a sharp, critical eye and an amazing sense of humour which make up a refreshing, witty,passionate, original and inventive narrative. You will go "oh. Nov 25, Maria Sullivan rated it it was amazing.


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Thoroughly enjoyed this tongue-in-cheek book looking at marriage in the Greek community, made me laugh out loud a few times especially with the stereo-typical Greek men and their mummies! Recommend this book especially for those Shirley Valentine wannabes!

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Interesting Greek Book Given my experience of Greece, this is a highly accurate representation of Greek values and traditions as viewed by outsiders. Enjoyable and amusing to read! I laughed the whole way through while reading excerpts to my Greek husband who also cracked up as he nodded his head in agreement. She is spot on! Like the author, my kids are also "half-breeds.

Botziou also includes short poems and childhood memories, both of which are very endearing. I wish she'd have written more of the childhood memories.


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Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing

All others, read and reread and enjoy. I read this book in one sitting laughing at almost every page. This is a true take of a girl growing up in England with Cypriot culture eventually marrying a Greek man. In her own words-scan-da-lous. If in doubt just bring more food. This book sui I read this book in one sitting laughing at almost every page. This book suits everyone not just people of Cypriot of Greek heritage. A hilarious insight into the culture of Ekaterina's family.

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I do like a book that can make me laugh. Apr 23, ZI rated it liked it. A very witty, snappy book which I ate right up. Taught me a lot about Greek culture which I anticipate will be very helpful if I should return there some day. As someone from another patriarchical, old culture China , a lot of the things mentioned are surprisingly familiar and I had a fun time comparing the two. Jul 07, Effrosyni Moschoudi rated it really liked it.

The hilarious portrayal of a quaint, yet extinct Greek world. This book has left me with mixed impressions. Plus, the author is very astute and thorough in recounting the characteristics of the stereotypical Greek male and his family. Yet, at the same time, she does this in such fashion that it becomes a fervent rant, rather than a typically humorous account, to the point that in places it borders on the offensive. The ot The hilarious portrayal of a quaint, yet extinct Greek world.

The other problem with the said rant is that in my opinion, it refers to a rather extinct male species. Allow me to explain: The male Greek, as is portrayed in the book, seems to describe characters from the aforementioned movie. But these characters are caricatures, mere ghosts of a lost era, simply because they belong to Greek society back in the 50s, 60s, 70s max. The difference here is that the characters from the movie seem genuine because they are exactly what they claim to be: Greek emigrants living abroad, whereas the author is generalizing, as to include the Greek males and their families living in Greece today, which is of course a fallacy.

In my experience, the majority of Greek emigrants and their offspring who live abroad today, still see Greece through the rose-tinted glasses of the good old Greek movies of forty-sixty years ago where stereotypes were at their best. Whenever they visit Greece, they clash badly with modern Greek society here. For example, their emigrant uncles, aunts and cousins may seem stunned to come across a big mall here or to find out that the local supermarket stocks curry powder or mosquito repellent.

Having been raised in Athens, I know well that Greek men are nothing like the caricatures of a bygone era portrayed in this book. The only problem with this book is a misquotation. It falsely refers to the male Greek in general, when what it does is describe the male Greek emigrant living abroad.

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Having explained how estranged I felt towards the aforementioned elements in the book, I cannot stress enough how much I enjoyed the memoir parts in it. The author has an amazing talent for relaying old memories that brim with nostalgia, sweetness and the joy of being young and carefree. My overall impression of this book is that the author delivers the humour intelligently and wittily.

Indeed, if there was less rant and more memoir, it would be a gem of a book! I really hope to read such a book from this author in future. Oct 17, Sanhita rated it liked it. Hilarious from the word go! This is the book you should read if by chance you have fallen in love with a Greek guy and also are planning to marry him. This is the book you should read if you are not going to the above.

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