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France, a Nation on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown By Jonathan Miller

France, a Nation on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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Meet the ridiculous real France, by Jonathan Miller who became a local politician in France and saw close-up what makes the French tick.
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France, a Nation on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Jonathan Miller

The French are savvy, sophisticated, elegant - Right? Wrong! The French...* lecture the world about haute cuisine yet they eat more McDonald's hamburgers than anywhere else in the world* roll their eyes at foreign culture even as CSI is their most watched TV programme* pretend to be literary even as Fifty Shades of Gray is France's best-selling book, everIn 2000, Jonathan Miller moved to France. Soon he discovered the hilarious truth. The French live in a feverish state of fantasy. People are paid to pretend to work, pretend to strike, and generally think work causes depression and suicide. Dental hygienists are illegal, yet the French exchange a staggering 184 billion kisses every year. While preaching liberte, the State forbids everything, is run by one school's alumni, messes up over two thirds of the economy. It goes on...Meet the real French, and laugh!

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France, a Nation on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Reviews


'Loved it. An essential guide - the French will complain,' Andrew Neil

About Jonathan Miller


Jonathan Miller is a former Sunday Times journalist. In 2014, his village overwhelmingly elected him to their local council in order to introduce some Anglo-Saxon common sense - or so he thought...

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GOR007965263
France, a Nation on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Jonathan Miller
Jonathan Miller
Used - Like New
Paperback
Gibson Square Books Ltd
2015-11-26
304
1783340843
9781783340842
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