I bought a book last christmas, The Lonely Planet guide to USA. I bought it in mind of more travelling but since I'll be on the west coast for my stay it seems a bit useless. Despite this I am happy I have something to teach me the american way. Don't make fun of them or they will shoot you!! Speak Clearly because some americans need subtitles and so on.
I also got a Magazine from Comic Con in the mail with a few Tips to consider for the event. Don't Take Alcohol because riots may occur. Be Prepared to wait in long lines so bring a tent, falling asleep at the Eisner Awards is a forgone conclusion and for Goodness Sake if you see Mike Mignola in the crowd do not yell abuse at him for being a sellout he gets that enough from his wife!! That sort of stuff!!