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CHARACTERS ´ Monsieur Mediocre ✓ [Reading] ➽ Monsieur Mediocre By John von Sothen – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk A hilarious candid account of what life in France is actually like from a writer for Vanity Fair and GAmericans love to love Paris We buy books about how the French parent why French women don't get f A hilarious candid accountEn fell in love with Paris through the stories his mother told of her year spent there as a student And then after falling for and marrying a French waitress he met in New York von Sothen moved to Paris But fifteen years in he's finally ready to admit his mother's Paris is mostly a fantasy In this hilarious and delightful collection of essays von Sothen walks us through real life in Paris not only myth busting our Parisian dayd. The title is an apt description of the book

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Reams but also revealing the inimitable and too often invisible pleasures of family life abroadRelentlessly funny and full of incisive observations Monsieur Mediocre is ultimately a love letter to France to its absurdities its history its ideals but it's a very French love letter frank smoky unsentimental It is a clear eyed ode to a beautiful complex contradictory country from someone who both eagerly and grudgingly calls it ho. Thank you Mr von Sothen for making me laugh so hard I cried I couldn't speak at times for laughing but also showing us a certain poignancy about your life If you like books about Paris this is definitely worth your time

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Monsieur MediocreA hilarious candid account of what life in France is actually like from a writer for Vanity Fair and GAmericans love to love Paris We buy books about how the French parent why French women don't get fat and how to be Parisian wherever you are While our work hours increase every year we think longingly of the six weeks of vacation the French enjoy imagining them at the seaside in stripes with plates of fruits de merJohn von Soth. If you took a poll in the USA I would guess Paris would likely make the top 10 list for dream vacation destinations Paris resident John Von Sothen remembers what it was like to wonder about experience for the first time and now be completely immersed in what was once literally foreign to him He somewhat humorously gathers stereotypes and assumptions which he both breaks and confirms by sharing his personal observationsexperiences It does feel at times uite opinionated borderline judgmental if I'm being honest but if I came across a similar book floating around about Florida's heavy populated tourist destinations I'd probably laugh my ss off It's all about what you know I'm glad he found a place to call homeThank you to Viking Books and Goodreads Giveaways for the opportunity to win an early copy of Monsieur Mediocre One American Learns the High Art of Being Everyday French