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Informative, up to a point. There's no real analysis here - don't expect to understand the French' approach to life. But if you are just vacationing for a week or two, it's probably all you need. But if you are like me and are looking to understand the French sensibility, look to other books, like Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong.
And this book isn't a pleasure to read - it's just the facts, relayed in subjects a few paragraphs each.
I learned alot of great things from ths book, i had to buy it because of a French class that i was taking and this is one of the required readings. While the class is over i still go back and read on the book from time to time.
Pretty light (and brief) book. An introduction to French culture and folkways, described as a 'key to the behavior, attitudes and customs of the French.' Frankly one would be better off to rely on the Lonely Planet for a cultural introduction. Disappointing.