Summary: Raymonde Carroll presents an intriguing and thoughtful analysis of the many ways French and Americans--and indeed any members of different cultures--can misinterpret each other, even when ostensibly speaking the same language. Cultural misunderstandings, Carroll points out, can arise even where we least expect them--in our closest relationships. The revealing vignettes that Carroll relates, and her perceptive comments, bring to light some fundamental differences in F ...show morerench and American presuppositions about love, friendship, and raising children, as well as such everyday activities as using the telephone or asking for information. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 88
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