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Author Greenside, Mark, author.

Title (Not quite) Mastering the art of French living / Mark Greenside.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    944.10839 GRE    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  944.10839 GRE    Lost and Paid
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1 copy being processed for PAS Linda Vista Branch On Order.
Description xii, 264 pages ; 22 cm
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Contents Foreword -- Driving (me nuts) -- Shopping for... --- Money, money, money, money -- I'm eating what? -- I cooked this for you -- A hypochondriac's delight -- "Je voudrais une con avec deux boule..." -- Afterword -- Acknowledgements.
Summary "Every year upon arriving in Plobien, the small Breton town where he spends his summers, American writer Mark Greenside picks back up where he left off with his faux-pas–filled Francophile life. Mellowed and humbled, but not daunted (OK, slightly daunted), he faces imminent concerns: What does he cook for a French person? Who has the right-of-way when entering or exiting a roundabout? Where does he pay for a parking ticket? And most dauntingly of all, when can he touch the tomatoes? Despite the two decades that have passed since Greenside’s snap decision to buy a house in Brittany and begin a bi-continental life, the quirks of French living still manage to confound him. Continuing the journey begun in his 2009 memoir about beginning life in France, (Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living details Greenside’s daily adventures in his adopted French home, where the simplest tasks are never straightforward but always end in a great story. Through some hits and lots of misses, he learns the rules of engagement, how he gets what he needs―which is not necessarily what he thinks he wants―and how to be grateful and thankful when (especially when) he fails, which is more often than he can believe. Introducing the English-speaking world to the region of Brittany in the tradition of Peter Mayle’s homage to Provence, Mark Greenside’s first book, I’ll Never Be French, continues to be among the bestselling books about the region today. Experienced Francophiles and armchair travelers alike will delight in this new chapter exploring the practical and philosophical questions of French life, vividly brought to life by Greenside’s humor and affection for his community." --
Subject Americans -- France -- Brittany.
Country life -- France -- Brittany.
Brittany (France) -- Description and travel.
Brittany (France) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
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