A Year in the Merde (Paperback)
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Based on Stephen Clarke's own experiences and with names changed to "avoid embarrassment, possible legal action, and to prevent the author's legs being broken by someone in a Yves Saint Laurent suit," "A Year in the Merde "provides perfect entertainment for Francophiles and Francophobes alike.
About the Author
"That's Paris" is a collection of fiction and non-fiction stories from people who have traveled to Paris, lived in Paris or never even set foot in Paris but dreamed about what it would be like to visit. Among our contributors are: the author of three fashion books, the writer of a recently released book on Rwanda, Amazon best-selling authors, journalists, a personal chef and winners of various blogging awards. "That's Paris" features new talent as well as established writers, but everyone has one thing in common-their stories capture the essence of what it's like to breathe Parisian air.
Check out the full list of contributors and their bios.
Foreword by Stephen Clarke
Authors Michael Attard, Audrey M. Chapuis, Adria J. Cimino, Sarah del Rio, DryChick, Leslie Floyd, Jennie Goutet, Amy Lynne Hayes, April Lily Heise, Vicki Lesage, Elle Marie, Cheryl McAlister, Emily Monaco, Lucia Paul, Didier Quemener, Laura Schalk, Brooke Takhar, Marie Vareille, Frederique Veysset, Lisa Webb, Anna Weeks, April Weeks, David Whitehouse
Author proceeds from sales of "That's Paris" benefit the charity Room to Read, which supports literacy and gender equality in education. Thanks for supporting the cause!
"Highly entertaining…Clarke renders the flavor of life in Paris impeccably."--Washington Post
"Call him the anti-Mayle. Stephen Clarke is acerbic, insulting, un-PC and mostly hilarious."--San Francisco Chronicle.
"The antidote to Peter Mayle, this 'almost-true memoir' will appeal equally to Francophobes and Francophiles."--New York Post (4 stars)
"The book is laugh-out-loud hilarious. Like the best of British comedy, Merde is a comedy of errors…[with] great interlingual puns, a vivacious spirit and a playful attitude about the absurdities of a foreign culture."--Rocky Mountain News
"Combines the gaffes of Bridget Jones with the boldness of James Bond… Clarke's sharp eye for detail and relentless wit make even the most quotidian task seem surreal."--Publishers Weekly