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This book really opened my eyes to what was needed to know for a stay in France. There were many things I did not know, but was very glad to learn about before the trip.Published 2 months ago by Sheila B
Disappointed by the generalizing, I was expecting something different from this analyse. It's written in a confusing way to me.Published 3 months ago by Moutse
I found healing in this book! I laughed and cried as I began to understand and feel understood.
This book is like the author intended it to be (per her introduction and conclusion) but I liked better the other books I read on the same topic. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Roxane Menez
Carroll's overall point about examining cultural biases alone is worth the read. Even if people disagree with particular characterizations of the French or of Americans, it seems... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ariana D Miller
The book is written by a French anthropologist, who has been living in the USA. Thus, the chapters abound with wonderful examples illustrating various kinds of misunderstanding... Read morePublished 14 months ago by IrKhou
Stilted writing style with few insights for those already familiar with the Franco-American difference... I didn't learn much, and getting through it was a real slog.Published 15 months ago by Hortense Lot
This book is much more technical and anthropological than the "Xenophobes Guide to the French" and has more specific examples. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Terry5555