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France, a Nation on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, EPUB eBook

France, a Nation on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown EPUB

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Meet the real French, and chuckle!

The French are savvy, sophisticated, elegant - Right? Wrong! The French...

* lecture the world about haute cuisine yet they eat more McDonald's hamburgers than anywhere else in the world

* roll their eyes at foreign culture even as CSI is their most watched TV programme

* pretend to be literary though Fifty Shades of Gray is France's best-selling book, ever

Almost two decades ago Jonathan Miller moved to France. Soon he discovered the hilarious truth. The modern French live in a feverish state of fantasy. People are paid to pretend to work, pretend to strike, and generally think work causes depression and suicide. Dental hygienists are illegal, yet the French exchange a staggering 184 billion kisses every year. While preaching liberte, the State forbids everything, is run by one school's alumni, messes up over two thirds of the economy. It goes on....

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  • Format: EPUB
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Gibson Square
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular culture
  • ISBN: 9781783340859

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