A Year in the Merde

A Year in the Merde

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Based on Stephen Clarke's own experiences and with names changed to "avoid embarrassment, possible legal action, and to prevent the author's legs being broken by someone in a Yves Saint Laurent suit," A Year in the Merde provides perfect entertainment for Francophiles and Francophobes alike.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1582346178
  • 9781582346175
  • 368,808

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" Highly entertaining ... Clarke renders the flavor of life in Paris impeccably. " -- Washington Post
" Call him the anti-Mayle. Stephen Clarke is acerbic, insulting, un-PC and mostly hilarious. " -- San Francisco Chronicle.
" The antidote to Peter Mayle, this ' almost-true memoir ' will appeal equally to Francophobes and Francophiles. " -- New York Post (4 stars)
" The book is laugh-out-loud hilarious. Like the best of British comedy, Merde is a comedy of errors ... [with] great interlingual puns, a vivacious spirit and a playful attitude about the absurdities of a foreign culture. " -- Rocky Mountain News
" Combines the gaffes of Bridget Jones with the boldness of James Bond ... Clarke ' s sharp eye for detail and relentless wit make even the most quotidian task seem surreal. " -- Publishers Weekly
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12,330 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 19% (2,325)
4 35% (4,278)
3 32% (3,932)
2 11% (1,384)
1 3% (411)
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