Author(s): Sothen, John von,
Date of Publication: 07/05/2020,
Pagination: 256 pages, Black and white photos,
Imprint: Profile Books Ltd,
Published By: Profile Books Ltd,
Book Classification: France, Memoirs
Well, he likes to think he has. The family still see him as an American innocent abroad. Paris Match is one of those rare books that makes you laugh out loud, as von Sothen attempts to understand what makes the French tick.
Why do they take such long holidays with friends who ration snacks and mock you for sleeping in; why do French men turn to him (an American!) for fashion tips; what really is the correct way to cut brie, and how do you tell if you're being invited to a super-exclusive secret society of intellectuals or a weird sex club?