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This text is a series of 18 creative nonfiction essays that examine France, the author’s many experiences there, and her opinions of French culture and what sets the French apart from Americans. In a lighthearted, sarcastic tone, these first-person essays use narrative, anecdotes, and statistics to study, discuss, and, in some instances, contradict many of the stereotypes about the French. The work follows in the tradition of many other travel writers, such as Mark Twain and David Sedaris, who have used France as their primary subject. It was directly influenced by Dave Barry and his France-related columns, Adam Gopnik’s From Paris to the Moon, as well as the book layouts and visual style of Janice MacLeod’s A Paris Year. The manuscript will eventually be accompanied by photos and formatted as a book.
Bradshaw, Kathy, "France Like Nobody’s Watching: My Undercover Observations and Experiences in the Country I Love" (2020). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 2730.
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