France, a Nation on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown EPUB
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....
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Gibson Square
- Publication Date: 01/08/2019
- Category: Popular culture
- ISBN: 9781783340859
- Paperback / softback from £8.05