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The Resource Pardon my French : how a grumpy American fell in love with France, Allen Johnson

Pardon my French : how a grumpy American fell in love with France, Allen Johnson

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Pardon my French : how a grumpy American fell in love with France
Title
Pardon my French
Title remainder
how a grumpy American fell in love with France
Statement of responsibility
Allen Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"To make a friend is a joy. To make a friend in another country is a wonderment--a small miracle. Pardon My French follows the lives of an American couple who have embraced a daunting mission: Not to be spectators in France, but to be absorbed by France. Amidst the minefields of linguistic faux pas, the perplexities of French gestures, the exquisite and often exotic cuisine, and the splendor of Christmas on the Mediterranean--see what it is like for an occasionally gruff American to be adopted into a new family. Witness the hugging, the teasing, and the laughter that follows, when nothing on earth could be more perfect. Experience what it is like to fall in love with the French. Follow the adventures of the author as he pits his rather staid and conventional driving skills against the French speed demons of Languedoc. Step into his sneakers as he tests his basketball prowess against the young French bucks adorned with backward ball caps and over-the-knee Chicago Bulls game shorts. Watch how he frolics in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time with a French topless companion. Marvel as he sits in with a world-class French jazz band. Observe him overcome his shyness in talking to the beautiful nude model from his painting class in the studio atop the village police station. Envision how he learns to dance the tango with his head upright, his chest expanded, and his strides befitting a newly adorned French god--one with sensuality on his mind"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Johnson, Allen
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Allen
  • France
Label
Pardon my French : how a grumpy American fell in love with France, Allen Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781631580642
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015020792
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)902657083
  • (OCoLC)ocn902657083
  • 748512
Label
Pardon my French : how a grumpy American fell in love with France, Allen Johnson
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9781631580642
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015020792
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)902657083
  • (OCoLC)ocn902657083
  • 748512

Library Locations

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      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
      39.050746 -95.696533
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