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Almost French: Love And A New Life In Paris
Almost French Love And A New Life In Paris Author:Sarah Turnbull A delightful, fresh twist on the travel memoir, Almost French takes us on a tour that is fraught with culture clashes but rife with deadpan humor. Sarah Turnbulls stint in Paris was only supposed to last a week. Chance had brought Sarah and Frédéric together in Bucharest, and on impulse she decides to take him up on hi... more »s offer to visit him in the worlds most romantic city. Sacrificing Vegemite for vichyssoise, the feisty journalist does her best to fit in, although her conversation, her laugh, and even her wardrobe advertise her foreign status. But as she navigates the highs and lows of this strange new world, from life in a bustling quartier and surviving Parisian dinner parties to covering haute couture fashion shows and discovering the paradoxes of French culture, little by little Sarah falls under its spell: maddening, mysterious, and charged with that French specialtyseduction.« less
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Helpful Score: 3
This book is delightful and even funny in parts. But it also contains some wisdom--and not only about learning to live happily in a foreign country: One thing that stuck in my mind was how Turnbull at first disliked the French custom of going back (in her case, going back with her boyfriend) to be with one's family *every* weekend, but after a while, she realized that your mate comes as a package, so to speak, and you can't cut out an important part of his/her life, so she stopped resisting. In the end, she came to love his family and enjoyed them.
I posted this book into the system several months ago so others could enjoy it, too, but it is one that I wouldn't mind reading again!
The author falls for a French man, moves in with him in Paris, and tries to fit in. It's difficult----she's Australian! The culture clash is funny and entertaining. Looking forward to her next adventure, coming out this fall.
Such great fun to read! I learned so much about Paris, a city I've always wanted to call home, and what it might be like to live there. What a wonderful adventure the writer's life has become and it sounds like she found the perfect partner with which to share it (and dog, too!).