French Toast: An American in Paris Celebrates the Maddening Mysteries of the French

By Harriet Welty Rochefort
Read by Anna Fields

4.28 Hours 11/01/1999 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781470889203

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    ISBN: 9780786196241

Peter Mayle may have spent a year in Provence, but Harriet Welty Rochefort writes from the experience of slugging it out over twenty years of living, observing, and coping in Paris! From a small town in Iowa to the City of Lights, Harriet has done what so many dream of someday doing—she picked up and moved to France. But it has not been twenty years of fun and games; Harriet has endured her share of cultural bumps, bruises, and psychic adjustments. In French Toast, Harriet demystifies the French. She makes sense of their ever-so-French thoughts on food, money, sex, love, marriage, manners, schools, style, and much more. Harriet’s first-person account offers both a helpful reality-check and a lot of very funny moments.

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Summary

Summary

Peter Mayle may have spent a year in Provence, but Harriet Welty Rochefort writes from the experience of slugging it out over twenty years of living, observing, and coping in Paris! From a small town in Iowa to the City of Lights, Harriet has done what so many dream of someday doing—she picked up and moved to France. But it has not been twenty years of fun and games; Harriet has endured her share of cultural bumps, bruises, and psychic adjustments.

In French Toast, Harriet demystifies the French. She makes sense of their ever-so-French thoughts on food, money, sex, love, marriage, manners, schools, style, and much more. Harriet’s first-person account offers both a helpful reality-check and a lot of very funny moments.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“French Toast is not only extremely perceptive but also a delightful read and great fun.” New York Times Syndicate
“Wise and devastatingly funny.” Los Angeles Times
“This chatty, informative book is great fun to read and over too soon.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Harriet Welty Rochefort

Harriet Welty Rochefort is a freelance journalist who has contributed articles to major newspapers and magazines, including Time and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has also taught journalism in the English Department of the prestigious Institut d'Etudes Politiques. She lives in Paris with her husband, Philippe.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 4.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English