CultureShock! Paris is an indispensable guide for anyone planning a stay in the City of Light. Let Frances Gendlin, with her invaluable Parisian insider knowledge and non-native perspective, take you through the process of settling in, whether for short or longer stays. From finding your own pied-a-terre and navigating French bureaucracy to discussing haute cuisine and French wines, all the practical information you need is at your fingertips. As a guest in France, should you kiss your host or shake his hand? Is it rude to be late or a faux pas to be early for a party? And what about meeting the French and making friends? If you are lucky enough to find yourself in this exquisite and sophisticated city, get the most of out of your stay with this essential and fun-to-read guide!
Frances Gendlin has held leadership positions in magazine and book publishing; she was Editor and Publisher of Sierra, the magazine of the Sierra Club, a worldwide environmental organization, and was the association’s Director of Public Affairs. As Executive Director of the Association of American University Presses, she represented the 100-member publishing houses to the public and fostered scholarly publishing interests. In 1997, she wrote Rome At Your Door, a widely-read guide to living in that city. In 1998, she wrote Paris At Your Door (Living & Working Abroad: Paris). Her fictional memoir, Paris, Moi, and the Gang: A Memoir ... of Sorts, was published in 2010. CultureShock! San Francisco (2018) is her third edition of this well-received guide.