Acquired via BookCrossing 13 Aug 2006 (from Fritzi)

This was sent to Fritzi by another Austrian BCer who hadn’t found it that funny, and wondered if the English would!

Well, I have to say that I didn’t find it that funny either – but I was glad of the chance to read it. I thought it was going to be another of those bought-a-farm-in-a-French-village ones, so (although there was an episode where he tried to) I was interested to see it was set in Paris. But, unfortunately, the events, attitudes and atmosphere were all very like those of Toby Young’s New York book, “How To Lose Friends and Alienate People” which made it feel a bit repetitive. I didn’t take to the author, who was obsessed with poo and sex, but it did pass the time and was mildly amusing.