A writer with the gift of clarity, humor, pathos, and joy

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Swede Among The Rednecks: The Language That Just Won’t Stay Buried by Ulf Kirchdorfer gives readers a glimpse of America through the eyes of one of Scandinavia’s most eloquent authors. In a SwedeAmongTheRednecksseries of 42 essays, Kirchdorfer observes the ambiguity of America with a wry honesty that lets readers take a fresh look at life.

He is not a lightweight taking a casual glance at America’s oddities with amusement, joy, wonder and sadness. Kirchdorfer is a Swedish-American with a Ph.D. in English, selected by the Carnegie Foundation as a U.S. Professor of the Year.

As a writer, he’s the real deal. His essays raise questions about where we come from, where we’re going, and the bumps and lumps along the way. All his delightful revelations come through the eyes of a true Swede, who has become a genuine American, and a writer with the gift of clarity, humor, pathos, and joy.

— Temple Emmet Williams
former editor at the Reader’s Digest

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Temple was born in Cleveland, Ohio, educated at The Hotchkiss School and Yale University, became a journalist, was nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize as an undercover reporter at the World Telegram & Sun in New York City, worked as a Managing Editor at News/Check, a weekly newsmagazine in Africa and as an Editor at the Reader's Digest in the United States. He was a copywriter and creative director for large ad agencies around the world, lived in Africa for 6 years and in Europe almost as long. He and his wife live in Boca Raton, Florida.

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