Why do Americans say “tying the knot” when someone is getting married? What is American food? (not just hot dogs and hamburgers) Romance in the US (kissing and hugging in public are passionate behaviors commonly called “making out” or public displays of affection. If this is a land of the free, why are there so many rules? Indulge in this lighthearted look at why Americans behave the way they do! If you are traveling to the United States and need a cultural reference book, or a useful text in orientation programs for foreign personnel, this book is a perfect resource. ESL teachers will find this cultural text helpful to foreign students because it provides valuable insights into American behavior.