Forget everything you think you know about the USA.
Forget everything you think you know about the USA. Forget George Bush. Put to one side the Iraq war. Avert your eyes from the overweight inhabitants of Kansas.
This book is about the real America: a nation more misunderstood than any other on earth. It is a counter-blast to the lazy anti-Americanism that infects European thinking, an effort to answer the simple question, 'why is America so successful?' without sneering at that success or claiming that it is illigitimate or unreal.
Have a Nice Day does not shy away from the guns, the racial divisions or the crazy preachers. But it puts the rough edges of American life in context - geographical and intellectual. In this updated edition, Justin Webb explains why this is exactly the right time for the world to take a new look at America, at why Americans think as they do, and why they might just be right.