Book signing: (Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Alliance Française de Philadelphie, 1420 Walnut Street, Suite 700,
Philadelphia, PA 1902
United States

Every year upon arriving in Plobien, the small Breton town where he spends his summers, American writer Mark Greenside picks back up where he left off with his faux-pas-filled Francophile life. Mellowed and humbled, but not daunted, he faces imminent concerns: what does he cook for a French person? Who has the right-of-way when entering or exiting a roundabout? Where does he pay for a parking ticket? When can he touch the tomatoes?

 Despite the two decades that have passed since Greenside's snap decision to buy a house in Brittany and begin a bi-continental life, the quirks of French living still manage to confound him. Continuing the journey begun in his 2009 memoir about beginning life in France, "(Not Quite) Mastering the Art of French Living" details Greenside's daily adventures in his adopted French home, where the simplest tasks are never straightforward but always end in a great story. Through some hits and lots of misses, he learns the rules of engagement, how he gets what he needs - which is not necessarily what he thinks he wants - and how to be grateful and thankful when he fails, which is more often than he can believe.

Come and meet author Mark Greenside at the Alliance Française on Friday, November 2nd at 6:00 PM. A reception will follow the book signing.

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