Vishnu Devi Devi itibaren 89190 Foissy-sur-Vanne, Fransa
Much better--because much more focused--than "A Year in the Merde." Several chapters are "must reads" because they encapsulate aspects of French culture so well. Note from spring 2014: Used parts of this book as preparatory readings in 'French at Work' class. Many of the students didn't get the humor. However, the short lists of 'dos and don'ts' and useful phrases at the end of each chapter are worth discussion. Chapter 2, "Tu Ne Travailleras Pas," was a good conversation starter. Chapter 9, "Tu Ne Seras Pas Servi," is useful to start a discussion of expectations of customer service. There are other useful pages on letter-writing, politeness, the film industry, etc.