Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong: Why We Love France but Not the French
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Jean-Benoit Nadeau;Julie Barlow
- Publish Date: 2003-05-01
-Smoke, drink and eat more fat than anyone in the world, yet live longer and have fewer heart problems than Americans
-Work 35-hour weeks, and take seven weeks of paid holidays per year, but are still the world's fourth-biggest economic power
So what makes the French so different?
Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong is a journey into the French heart, mind and soul. Decrypting French ideas about land, privacy and language, Nadeau and Barlow weave together the threads of French society--from centralization and the Napoleonic Code to elite education and even street protests--giving us, for the first time, a complete picture of the French.
[A] readable and insightful piece of work. --Montreal Mirror
In an era of irrational reactions to all things French, here is an eminently rational answer to the question, 'Why are the French like that?' --Library Journal
A must-read. --Edmonton Journal