The Newcomer’s Handbook® for Moving to and Living in the USA, second edition, published in 2011, is a detailed guide for newcomers and immigrants relocating to the United States. Designed to help newcomers explore and adjust to this vast and complex country, the book includes an overview of regions and states, plus chapters on measurement; money; getting settled; working; consumer basics; communicating; navigating health care, legal, and educational systems; finding a place to live; understanding US holidays, religious observances, sports, and customs; and much more. Written by Mike Livingston, lead author of Newcomer’s Handbook® for Moving to and Living in Washington, D.C., 3rd edition, it contains 352 pages of comprehensive information to ease the transition to life in the USA.
“…a fascinating book for newcomers and residents alike. Both groups will learn plenty of facts and perhaps shed more than a few stereotypes…”
“In this Newcomer‘s Handbook for Moving to and Living in the USA, Mike Livingston aims to provide a practical guide to everyday life in America and furnish the reader with a selection of other information sources providing more detailed information. He succeeds admirably on both counts and has created a most valuable resource for anyone planning a move to the States…. Mike Livingston’s writing style is clear, concise and a pleasure to read. This really feels like a book high on content, low on waffle. Equally welcome is the fact that the author is more than willing to discuss common stereotypes and some negative aspects of American life. This is in no way a promotional work for the US and the frankness with which some subjects are approached, combined with a consistently impartial tone, is one of the book‘s many strong points… In summary, this is an excellent book and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone considering starting a new life in the United States, it is sure to reward the reader many times over.”