WTF?!

WTF?!

What the French

Book - 2016
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"In France, the simple act of eating bread is an exercise in creative problem solving and attempting to spell requires a degree of masochism. But that's just how the French like it--and in WTF, Olivier Magny reveals the France only the French know. From the latest trends in baby names, to the religiously observed division of church and state, prepare yourself for an insider's look at French culture that is surprising, insightful, and chock full of bons mots."--
Publisher: New York :, Berkeley Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780425283479
042528347X
Branch Call Number: 944 MAG NVD
Characteristics: 269 pages

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inthestacks Aug 30, 2017

Magny’s book is a series of very short chapters, 2 or 3 pages each, on various aspects of politics, society and culture in France. It is a critical look at the country that dispels any romantic notion of the French way of life. French citizens are burdened with heavy taxes, political corruption a... Read More »


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inthestacks Aug 30, 2017

Magny’s book is a series of very short chapters, 2 or 3 pages each, on various aspects of politics, society and culture in France. It is a critical look at the country that dispels any romantic notion of the French way of life. French citizens are burdened with heavy taxes, political corruption and a convoluted bureaucracy, the impact of globalization on cultural life, and the tensions arising from immigration. Magny tries to keep the tone light, but what he reveals about France isn’t all that amusing.

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