Au Contraire!: Figuring Out the French

Au Contraire!: Figuring Out the French

by Gilles Asselin, Ruth Mastron
     
 

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Written for anyone interacting with the French (tourists, businesspeople, international students, etc.), Au Contraire!, 2nd ed. offers a perceptive understanding of French cultural beliefs, assumptions, and attitudes—along with practical advice on building strong personal and professional relationships with the French. Friendship, politics, work,

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Written for anyone interacting with the French (tourists, businesspeople, international students, etc.), Au Contraire!, 2nd ed. offers a perceptive understanding of French cultural beliefs, assumptions, and attitudes—along with practical advice on building strong personal and professional relationships with the French. Friendship, politics, work, education, and romance are all addressed in this revised edition.

Editorial Reviews

Michael O. Davenport
Au Contraire! takes you on a journey of not only uncovering cultural differences but understanding and appreciating these differences in practically every aspect of life-whether it is business, public, or private. . . . A must-read for anyone seeking to gain better insight into French culture.
Nancy Bragard
Mastron and Asselin have truly grasped the complex interfacing with French culture. And nobody's right or wrong, just different! I find Au Contraire! delightfully validating-a great piece of work.
Olivier Brunet
This new edition rightly underlines the regional and cultural diversity that contributes to the charm of France. The authors have moved France far from the cliches of an old-fashioned country. Vive le dialogue interculturel!
Natalie Lutz
Chock-full of practical examples, humor, and just the right amount of historical context, Au Contraire! is a valuable book for anyone working or living with the French. Even better than the first edition!
George Simons
Give it three Michelin stars for both nourishing the mind and charming the heart.
Olivia Brunet
This new edition rightly underlines the regional and cultural diversity that contributes to the charm of France. The authors have moved France far from the cliches of an old-fashioned country. Vive le dialogue interculturel!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931930925
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
07/12/2010
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
616,897
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Gilles Asselin, founder and president of New Jersey-based SoCoCo Intercultural, is a program designer, trainer and consultant who helps international executives and managers succeed when working across cultures. Ruth Mastron is vice president of SoCoCo Intercultural and was formerly a liason for overseas operations for various international corporations.

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