Native English-speakers use a large number of proverbs and colloquial expressions in their daily conversations. These common sayings, which evolved over the centuries, are like "codes" that reveal the cultural values and attitudes of the speakers. To fully understand and communicate in English, it's necessary to be familiar with these expressions and know how and when to use them. The Cheater's Guide to Speaking English like a Native
is a shortcut to achieving that goal.
Boye Lafayette De Mente has written many books on Japan's language and culture, including The Japanese Samurai Code: Classic Strategies for Success, Survival Japanese and Instant Japanese.