One year ago today Nicole from the Expat Cast, former guest and guest Host Tatjana and I discussed the book Schadenfreude, a Love Story: Me, the Germans and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Unfortunate Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words for in an episode. After I moved to Berlin, Germany I posted a photo of my neighborhood and Tatjana reminded me that this street was mentioned in the book. I decided tor reread the book and also reached out to the Author to see if we could ask her some questions. We are so thrilled that she said yes. This episode is the conversation that I had with Rebecca about her book, with prerecorded questions from Nicole and Tatjana, of course.
Rebecca recently moved back to her hometown of Eugene, Oregon after twenty-five years living (among other places) in New York, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, California and Missouri. She is currently teaching a memoir writing workshop for Stanford Continuing Studies online, and a pro-tempore professor of comparative literature at the University of Oregon Clark Honors College.