On Becoming French

A “tres fun” book “90+ Ways You Know You’re Becoming French” delightfully captures some of the quirky things that make the French… French. People who have lived here awhile will get a chuckle recognizing themselves and how living in France has changed them.

This cute little book that fits in the palm of your hand was inspired by an article “20 Ways You Know You’re Becoming French” that originally appeared in FUSAC Magazine. The article was a big hit and inspired the author Shari Leslie Segal to make it into a book teaming up with publisher Lisa Vanden Bos and illustrator Judit Halász.

After you are here awhile says Segal you find yourself saying such things as: “I’m going to close the light,” “I have to get down from the bus at the next stop,” “I am here since three years” And then there are things like “no longer ordering coffee with the main course (as opposed to with – or after – dessert) and  “knowing what a “preservative” is truly used for…” Segal says “We had a lot of fun making this little book. It’s a great idea for a gift for your “French” friends.”

Segal and Vanden Bos will be at the AAWE Holiday Bazaar Nov 22nd signing copies at the American Church in Paris, 65 quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris.