Expat Australian journalist, Sheryle Bagwell, comes to grips with the world’s most beautiful but baffling country. She went to France in her early 20’s in 1988 as a student but returned later with her husband Michael. Living and working in Paris and Lyon, Sheryle has had to navigate locals, language and lfe in a foreign country. Her book explores topics such as the 35-hour working week, arrogance and drug obsession as well as thin women. While these themes have been tackled before by other authors, Sheryle extensive research allows her to provide facts and figures to substantiate her views. Her insight into French politics and people is different and well worth reading.