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Almost French Kirsten gave this to me for the plane ride I enjoyed Turnbull s interpretation of life in France I also liked how she was able to find a line between her own traditions and the traditions of her adopted home It was refreshing to see that she neither tried to cling to heritage, nor entirely embrace her new location The one chapter that I didn t agree with was her section devoted to French women She argued that their ways were uptight and unnatural I ve grown up with several French female 3.5 The idea of living in France sounds lovely, but in reality, I think I d probably be lucky to manage living there for anythan a month There are just too many things that would drive me batty the bureaucracy, the queues, the competitiveness between women which results in a lack of friendliness, just the general effort involved in living each day in a culture which involves a completely different perspective compared to the Australian way of life, as the author found out I know ther 3.5 The idea of living in France sounds lovely, but in reality, I think I d probably be lucky to manage living there for anythan a month There are just too many things that would drive me batty the bureaucracy, the queues, the competitiveness between women which results in a lack of friendliness, just the general effort involved in living each day in a culture which involves a completely different perspective compared to the Australian way The Charming True Story Of A Spirited Young Woman Who Finds Adventure And The Love Of Her Life In Paris This Isn T Like Me I M Not The Sort Of Girl Who Crosses Continents To Meet Up With A Man She Hardly Knows Paris Hadn T Even Been Part Of My Travel Plan A Delightful, Fresh Twist On The Travel Memoir, Almost French Takes Us On A Tour That Is Fraught With Culture Clashes But Rife With Deadpan Humor Sarah Turnbull S Stint In Paris Was Only Supposed To Last A Week Chance Had Brought Sarah And Fr D Ric Together In Bucharest, And On Impulse She Decided To Take Him Up On His Offer To Visit Him In The World S Most Romantic City Sacrificing Vegemite For Vichyssoise, The Feisty Sydney Journalist Does Her Best To Fit In, Although Her Conversation, Her Laugh, And Even Her Wardrobe Advertise Her Foreigner Status But As She Navigates The Highs And Lows Of This Strange New World, From Life In A Bustling Quatier And Surviving Parisian Dinner Parties To Covering The Haute Couture Fashion Shows And Discovering The Hard Way The Paradoxes Of France Today, Little By Little Sarah Falls Under Its Spell Maddening, Mysterious, And Charged With That French Specialty S DuctionAn Entertaining Tale Of Being A Fish Out Of Water, Almost French Is An Enthralling Read As Sarah Turnbull Leads Us On A Magical Tour Of This Seductive Place And Culture That Has Captured Her Heart Much, much better than the last book I read on Paris The differences were that, in the last one, most of the major issues facing the author were because of her own stupidity This one, she goesinto the major cultural differences that she found in the way the French live Even though she was Australian, you could definitely relate to the Anglo Saxon mindset she went to France with, which seems the same whether you are American, English, Canadian, or Australian The same differences were th Much, much better than the last book I read on Paris The differences were that, in the last one, most of the major issues facing the author were because of her own stupidity This one, she goesinto the major cultural differences that she found in the way the French live Even though she was Australian, you could definitely relate to the Anglo Saxon mindset she went to France with, which seems the same whether you are American, English, Canadian, or Australian The same differences were there, the same misunderstandings, the same surprise at certain aspects of French behavior You could definitely relate It made the cultural differences seem so vast My only complaint was not one of the book, but that the author lived there in the 90 s I imagine that with the increasing globalization, internet connection, and younger generations, the cul I ll grant you that the title of this one is a bit cheesy Luckily the book itself was a different story Sarah Turnbull is a twenty something Australian journalist who, upon taking a one year hiatus from her job to tour Europe, meets the Frenchman Fr d ric, who unbeknownst to her, she would one day marry Taking a bold risk, which she later claims was the result of following her heart and not her mind, she travels to Paris to stay with him for a week She never looks back In the early years sh I ll grant you that the title of this one is a bit cheesy Luckily the book itself was a different story Sarah Turnbull is a twenty something Australian journalist who, upon taking a one year hiatus from her job to tour Europe, meets the Frenchman Fr d ric, who unbeknownst to her, she would one day marry Taking a bold risk, which she later claims was the result of following her heart and not her mind, she travels to Paris to stay with him for a week She never looks back In the early years she spends living with Fr d ric in Levallois, a dull suburb located just outside of Paris, Sarah struggles to assimilate into French society Burdened with homesickness, she grapples with the many perils of French living Whether it s being chastised for wearing jogging pants to the bakery or feeling entirely ignored at dinner parties, This story of an Australian woman who meets and falls in love with a Frenchman, almost immediately moving to Paris to live with him, is a great illustration of what it s like to be an ex patriate particularly coming from a country with a relatively short history and moving to a place with a deep and rich history The culture clash is evident and reminded me of my own experience living in Japan a place of long history filled with tradition as an American from a place with a muchheterog This story of an Australian woman who meets and falls in love with a Frenchman, almost immediately moving to Paris to live with him, is a great illustration of what it s like to be an ex patriate particularly coming from a country with a relatively short history and moving to a place with a deep and rich history The culture clash is evident and reminded me of my own experience living in Japan a place of This book gets a big fat eh from me I really WANTED to like it It s a memoir of a young Australian woman indeterminately aged who moves to Paris to be with this guy and she ends up staying and discovering true French and Parisian culture Sounds good, right I found it hard to identify with the author and never felt like I was close to her, truly understood where she was coming from, or found that she was particularly likable All of which I think are important when reading a girly memoir This book gets a big fat eh from me I really WANTED to like it It s a memoir of a young Australian woman indeterminately aged who moves to Paris to be with this guy and she ends up staying and discovering true French and Parisian culture Sounds good, right I found it hard to identify with the author and never felt like I was close to her, truly understood where she was coming from, or found that she was particularly likable All of which I think are important when reading a girly memoir Memoirs are a difficult genre to write and I don t think she ever really got there, for me at least although I accept that I am an extremely harsh memoir critic I also felt that the book would have been so much better if ONLY she didn t have the French boyfriend She sort of dances around this topic because clearl This is the best I ve read so far of the moved to France adjusting to cultural differences genre Sarah, the Australian TV journalist, goes walk about in Europe, meets a Frenchman in Romania, and then accepts an invitation from him to visit Paris She goes and the rest is history, which this book chronicles She covers the cuisine, the fashion, the dog mania, the trying to make friends, and many other situations I particularly loved her Oh dear god, can I really bring myself to write a review of this book This has to be honest to goodness one of the worst pieces of writing I have ever had the misfortune to read On so many levels.Firstly, we are supposed to believe this person is a professional journalist Well, she may be an author, but she s no writer I think the editor just had too much work to do here and gave up Commas, semi colons, even full stops pose a problem The perspective and the tense chop and change betwee Oh dear god, can I really bring myself to write a review of this book This has to be honest to goodness one of the worst pieces of writing I have ever had the misfortune to read On so many levels.Firstly, we are supposed to believe this person is a professional journalist Well, she may be an author, but she s no writer I think the editor just had too much work to do here and gave up Commas, semi colons, even full stops pose a problem The perspective and the tense chop and change between paragraphs a The author, an Australian television journalist, on a whim, heads to Paris to stay with a man, a French lawyer, that she s met only twice The book is billed as a love story, though we actually see very little of Frederic, her future husband, other than brief caricatured appearances after picking her up at the airport, he effortlessly whips up an elegant lunch, set

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