The French Way: The Truth Behind the Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs

The French Way: The Truth Behind the Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs

by Ross Steele
     
 

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Achieve savoir faire and fit into French culture with ease

Irascible, genial, logical, passionate, cerebral, poetic, snooty, egalitarian, diplomatic, blunt . . . the French have been called many things but never dull. Whether you're traveling to France for business or pleasure, you'll need all the help you can get navigating the apparent bundle

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Achieve savoir faire and fit into French culture with ease

Irascible, genial, logical, passionate, cerebral, poetic, snooty, egalitarian, diplomatic, blunt . . . the French have been called many things but never dull. Whether you're traveling to France for business or pleasure, you'll need all the help you can get navigating the apparent bundle of contradictions that comprise contemporary French culture. You need The French Way.

Written by an internationally renowned expert in French culture, Ross Steele, this second edition of The French Way offers a uniquely impartial and fully up-to-date perspective on French attitudes, tastes, and customs regarding everything from business style (formal) to pets (doted on), conversation (an art form) to humor (satiric, political), love (truly, madly, deeply) to time ("Better late than never!").

With the help of The French Way, you will:

  • Understand how people from every corner of France think, do business, and behave in their daily lives
  • Become well-versed in ninety major topics including food, family, holidays, the media, religion, sports, money, entertainment, and style
  • Discover the major differences between "Anglo-Saxon" (i.e., British/American) and French culture
  • Learn the truth about common myths and misconceptions concerning the French and communicate comfortably with French-speaking people without committing faux pas

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071487184
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
04/07/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
676,384
File size:
1 MB

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