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The Resource A year in the merde, Stephen Clarke, (electronic resource)

A year in the merde, Stephen Clarke, (electronic resource)

Label
A year in the merde
Title
A year in the merde
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Clarke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An urban antidote to A Year in Provence, Stephen Clarke's book is a laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of an expat in Paris--for Francophiles and Francophobes alike. A Year in the Merde is the almost-true account of the author's adventures as an expat in Paris. Based loosely on his 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 (or quite possibly, a Christian Dior skirt)," A Year in the Merde is the story of a Paul West, a 27-year-old Brit who is brought to Paris by a French company to open a chain of British "tea rooms." He soon becomes immersed in the contradictions of French culture: the French are not all cheese-eating surrender monkeys, though they do eat a lot of smelly cheese; they are still in shock at being stupid enough to sell Louisiana, thus losing the chance to make French the global language, while going on strike is the second national participation sport after pťanque. He also illuminates how to get the best out of the grumpiest Parisian waiter, how to survive a French business meeting, and how not to buy a house in the French countryside. The author originally wrote A Year in the Merde just for fun and self-published it in France in an English language edition. Weeks later, it had become a word-of-mouth hit for expats and the French alike, even outselling Bill Clinton's memoir at Paris's fabled American bookstore Brentano's. With translation rights now sold in eleven countries, Stephen Clarke is clearly a Bill Bryson (or a Peter Mayle...) for a whole new generation who can never quite decide whether they love--or love to hate--the French
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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Clarke, Stephen
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Gerard Doyle
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Doyle, Gerard
  • hoopla digital
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  • British
  • Tearooms
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
A year in the merde, Stephen Clarke, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 58 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781593977566
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11822892
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11822892
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(MWT)MWT11822892
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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Label
A year in the merde, Stephen Clarke, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 58 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781593977566
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11822892
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11822892
System control number
(MWT)MWT11822892
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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