ISBN-10:
0071428070
ISBN-13:
9780071428071
Pub. Date:
03/24/2006
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
The French Way: The Truth Behind the Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs / Edition 2

The French Way: The Truth Behind the Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs / Edition 2

by Ross Steele

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Overview

The French Way: The Truth Behind the Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs / Edition 2

Achieve savoir faire and fit into French culture with ease

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 interact, do business, and live their daily lives
  • Become well-versed in ninety major topics including food, family, holidays, the media, religion, sports, money, entertainment, and le shopping
  • Learn the truth about common myths and misconceptions concerning the French and communicate comfortably with French-speaking people without committing faux pas

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071428071
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 03/24/2006
Edition description: REV
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 626,611
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ross Steele is an honorary associate professor at the University of Sydney specializing in French society and culture. He was Adjunct Fellow of the National Foreign Language Center in Washington, DC. For his work promoting French language and culture internationally, he was been awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite, and Officier des Palmes Académiques.




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