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Making Time for Life: Even Down in the Dumps, the French Maintain Their Joie de Vivre

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2012 | 4:15 PM

When I told a French friend I was writing a book about his compatriots entitled Joie de Vivre, he smiled and asked "Is it fiction?" Yet another French friend reacted with a pained look, lamenting that "we used to have it."

Au contraire, I find that the French still have...

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French Seniors Strut Their Stuff

(2) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 6:01 PM

PARIS -- It's one of those nostalgic autumn days and the last rays of light from the west are fading fast over the Pei Pyramid as Françoise de Stael and I choose two seats on the terrace of the Café Marly for a late afternoon drink.

"What will it be?"...

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