The Bonjour Effect

  • Auteur: Julie Barlow
  • ISBN: 9781250130273
  • Date de sortie: 2017-05-09
  • Collection: St. Martin's Griffin
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Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow spent a decade traveling back and forth to Paris as well as living there. Yet one important lesson never seemed to sink in: how to communicate comfortably with the French, even when you speak their language. In The Bonjour Effect Jean-Benoît and Julie chronicle the lessons they learned after they returned to France to live, for a year, with their twin daughters. They offer up all the lessons they learned and explain, in a book as fizzy as a bottle of the finest French champagne, the most important aspect of all: the French don't communicate, they converse. To understand and speak French well, one must understand that French conversation runs on a set of rules that go to the heart of French culture. Why do the French like talking about "the decline of France"? Why does broaching a subject like money end all discussion? Why do the French become so aroused debating the merits and qualities of their own language? Through encounters with school principals, city hall civil servants, gas company employees, old friends and business acquaintances, Julie and Jean-Benoît explain why, culturally and historically, conversation with the French is not about communicating or being nice. It's about being interesting. After reading The Bonjour Effect, even readers with a modicum of French language ability will be able to hold their own the next time they step into a bistro on the Left Bank.

The Instinct to Heal

  • Auteur: David Servan-Schreiber
  • ISBN: 1594861587
  • Date de sortie: 2005-02-05
  • Collection: Rodale
  • Total Download: 5865
  • Total Read: 1674

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An award-winning psychiatrist and neuroscientist presents seven all-natural approaches to fighting depression and anxiety by building on the body's relationship to the brain, yielding dramatic improvements quickly and permanently. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

City of Bits

  • Auteur: William J. Mitchell
  • ISBN: 0262297175
  • Date de sortie: 1996
  • Collection: MIT Press
  • Total Download: 2667
  • Total Read: 2458

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  • Auteur: Thomas Kilroy
  • ISBN: 9781852356484
  • Date de sortie: 2015-12-09
  • Collection: Gallery Books
  • Total Download: 2393
  • Total Read: 1385

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'Blake' is a fictionalised account of the visionary poet's incarceration in a 19th-century London asylum. It continues the author's exploration of the minds, and secret lives, of exceptional, often marginalised figures.

A Spirit of Tolerance

  • Auteur: Amadou Hampaté Bâ
  • ISBN: 1933316470
  • Date de sortie: 2008
  • Collection: World Wisdom, Inc
  • Total Download: 9840
  • Total Read: 6046

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The story of remarkable individuals should belong to the world, as well as to a specific time and place. In a world where religious faiths are often at odds with each other, the story of Tierno Bokar should be shared.


  • Auteur: Neal Lozano
  • ISBN: 0800794125
  • Date de sortie: 2010-08-01
  • Collection: Chosen Books
  • Total Download: 5943
  • Total Read: 8457

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A balanced, practical, thorough, and easy-to-follow guide to deliverance and freedom. From a well-respected pastor whose message is accepted by all denominations of the church.

The Story of Sex

  • Auteur: Philippe Brenot
  • ISBN: 9781846149320
  • Date de sortie: 2016-10-27
  • Collection: Particular Books
  • Total Download: 2266
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Sex is everywhere, yet how many of us truly understand it? Our attitudes to sex and sexuality are forever in flux. Driven by pleasure, power, revenge, a desire for children or simply because it isn't allowed, humans have had sex on the brain since pre-civilization. But what do we really know? In The Story of Sex, we discover the truth, including: what eroticism really is, when the first couple was established, what phallic festivals were all about, when chastity belts were used and how some ancient civilizations were far ahead of their time when it came to gender equality. We learn how, through the centuries, religion, superstition and morality laws have shaped our view of what is and isn't palatable - with many cultures having come a long way from prohibiting masturbation (by way of a microscope) or considering homosexuality a 'perversion', while others continue to condemn promiscuous behaviour, particularly of women - and how technology and disease have redefined the limits of pleasure and reproduction. The first graphic novel of its kind, The Story of Sex brilliantly and humorously uncovers the most fascinating details of our sexual ancestry, and foretells a future of virtual gratification.
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