By Jonathan Miller
The French are savvy, refined, dependent - correct? mistaken!
The French:…lecture the area approximately haute delicacies but they devour extra McDonald's hamburgers than wherever else on this planet; roll their eyes at overseas tradition while CSI is their so much watched television programme; faux to be literary while Fifty colours of grey is France’s best-selling ebook, ever.
In 2000, Jonathan Miller moved to France. quickly he found the hilarious fact. The French dwell in a feverish kingdom of fable. individuals are paid to faux to paintings, fake to strike, and customarily imagine paintings motives melancholy and suicide. Dental hygienists are unlawful, but the French trade a astounding 184 billion kisses each year.
While preaching liberté, the country forbids every little thing, is administered by way of one school’s alumni, messes up over thirds of the economic system. It is going on....Meet the genuine French, and chortle!
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France, a Nation on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Jonathan Miller