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Pardon my French : how a grumpy American fell in love with France, Allen Johnson

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Pardon my French : how a grumpy American fell in love with France
Title
Pardon my French
Title remainder
how a grumpy American fell in love with France
Statement of responsibility
Allen Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"To make a friend is a joy. To make a friend in another country is a wonderment--a small miracle. Pardon My French follows the lives of an American couple who have embraced a daunting mission: Not to be spectators in France, but to be absorbed by France. Amidst the minefields of linguistic faux pas, the perplexities of French gestures, the exquisite and often exotic cuisine, and the splendor of Christmas on the Mediterranean--see what it is like for an occasionally gruff American to be adopted into a new family. Witness the hugging, the teasing, and the laughter that follows, when nothing on earth could be more perfect. Experience what it is like to fall in love with the French. Follow the adventures of the author as he pits his rather staid and conventional driving skills against the French speed demons of Languedoc. Step into his sneakers as he tests his basketball prowess against the young French bucks adorned with backward ball caps and over-the-knee Chicago Bulls game shorts. Watch how he frolics in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time with a French topless companion. Marvel as he sits in with a world-class French jazz band. Observe him overcome his shyness in talking to the beautiful nude model from his painting class in the studio atop the village police station. Envision how he learns to dance the tango with his head upright, his chest expanded, and his strides befitting a newly adorned French god--one with sensuality on his mind"--
Summary
Pardon My French follows the lives of an American couple who have embraced a daunting mission: Not to be spectators in France, but to be absorbed by France. Amidst the minefields of linguistic faux pas, the perplexities of French gestures, the exquisite and often exotic cuisine, and the splendor of Christmas on the Mediterranean--see what it is like for an occasionally gruff American to be adopted into a new family
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10460108
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Johnson, Allen
Dewey number
  • 944.083092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Allen
  • TRAVEL / Europe / France
Target audience
adult
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how a grumpy American fell in love with France
Label
Pardon my French : how a grumpy American fell in love with France, Allen Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First encounter of the French kind -- Thirty-one years later -- The language -- Finding lodging -- The curious kingdom of car and driver -- Liberté, égalité, fraternité -- Making friends -- Bon appetit -- On the trail -- Song and dance -- The jazzmen of Montpelier -- In the shadow of Renoir -- The holidays in the south of France -- A citizen of the world -- The Americans return -- The garden -- Appendix A: Twelve secrets to understanding the French -- Appendix B: How to live in France for a year -- Appendix C: Suggested further reading
Control code
ocn902657083
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781631580642
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015020792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)902657083
Label
Pardon my French : how a grumpy American fell in love with France, Allen Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-267)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
First encounter of the French kind -- Thirty-one years later -- The language -- Finding lodging -- The curious kingdom of car and driver -- Liberté, égalité, fraternité -- Making friends -- Bon appetit -- On the trail -- Song and dance -- The jazzmen of Montpelier -- In the shadow of Renoir -- The holidays in the south of France -- A citizen of the world -- The Americans return -- The garden -- Appendix A: Twelve secrets to understanding the French -- Appendix B: How to live in France for a year -- Appendix C: Suggested further reading
Control code
ocn902657083
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
269 pages
Isbn
9781631580642
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015020792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)902657083

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