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Monsieur Mediocre by John von Sothen

Monsieur Mediocre

Monsieur Mediocre by John von Sothen
May 07, 2019 | 288 Pages
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Praise for Monsieur Mediocre

“This book made me laugh out loud on the subway. J’adore every jaded character, every hilarious insight, and every upended stereotype. Most of all I felt this hum of love—for France, for family, and for life, really—that gives every essay a beguiling depth.”
—Maeve Higgins, author of Maeve in America

“Hilarious and touching! We hear often how cultured the French are, how sophisticated, how superior. Expat John von Sothen’s Paris is, in his words, ‘a mess—a confusing, roiling, weird place.’ In other words, it’s a lot of fun—not unlike this charming book.”
—Ada Calhoun, author of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give

“I devoured John von Sothen’s sharp, funny, and surprisingly tender memoir. A fresh look at a country many know only through a rose-tinted lens.”
—Jancee Dunn, author of How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids

“A deft, shrewd, and entertaining take on [von Sothen’s] adoptive home, a place far different from how it is conveyed in winsome movies like Amelie and books like Peter Mayle’s sun-dappled A Year in Provence. . . . A witty, incisive portrait of contemporary France.”

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