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Why did Janet love this book?
As a dedicated Francophile, I love books that celebrate all that is wonderful about the French, and this book definitely falls into that category. It is, however, not blindly celebratory.
Cathy Yandell’s love of France and the French is tempered by a balanced view of French life: the stories she tells about her experiences in France over a period of 40-some years provide insight into some of the ways that American and French sensibilities (and habits and ways) can occasionally collide. All of this is recounted with humor and affection—from a soundly American, French-loving point of view.
I also love this book for the abundance of practical information about a variety of topics, including suggestions for good contemporary French books, films, and recording artists.