Born and reared in Switzerland, after watching good ole American westerns Hermann yearned to visit the fabled land of “milk and honey” and daydreamed of riding horses and seeing real live cowboys and Indians. As you will see from this book, he was able to realize his dreams and not only visit America but ultimately become a citizen. From a Private in the Swiss Army to Sr. Vice President of the European, Middle Eastern, and African Division of an international hotel chain, his early apprenticeship as a chef eventually enabled him to fulfill each of the lofty goals he continuously set for himself. His love of this country continued to grow because it was so good to him.




America’s Been Good to Me

Born in Switzerland but raised on good ol’ American Westerns, Hermann Gammeter always yearned to visit the fabled land of milk and honey and ride alongside real live cowboys and Indians. The journey to America would be long, but it would definitely not be boring. In America’s Been Good to Me, Hermann takes us along on his travels, some exciting and full of adventure, others miserable and dark. More often than not, however, his escapades are bursting with humor. 

Straight-forward and honest, Hermann does not mince words and tells it like it is. Having spent many years as a hotel executive, Hermann’s story is full of places and people those in the industry are sure to recognize. Better yet, he also shares some of his favorite recipes as a chef who excels in his craft.

America’s Been Good to Me is the enjoyable story of an immigrant who loves this country and the larger-than-life adventures it has brought him. 

Paperback | ISBN 978-1-947309-64-7 | 436 pages
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