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eBook Merde Happens ePub

by Stephen Clarke

  • ISBN: 159691629X
  • Category: Europe
  • Subcategory: Travels
  • Author: Stephen Clarke
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; Reprint edition (June 16, 2009)
  • Pages: 384
  • ePub book: 1401 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1159 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 782

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BLOOMSBURY New York Berlin London. If my melodies have found a place in people's hearts, then I know I have not lived in vain. Robert Stolz, Austrian composer.

BLOOMSBURY New York Berlin London. 1968, what a great year that was ;) I'm told that America has more lunatics than anywhere in the world. De la Democratie en Amérique, Alexis de Tocqueville, 1840.

Stephen Clarke tells us a story about an Englishmen,Paul West, who's need a job badly to pay his debt when his restaurant in Paris was fined because its menu was written in English, and Paul didn't want to translate it into French. Paul then applied for a job, and he got one. He has to promote his country, so that the American would vote Britain in World Tourism Promotion instead From this book, I simultaneously able to learn three different culture, which were French's, American's, and English'.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. From Stephen Clarke, the internationally bestselling author of A Year in the Merde and In the Merde for Love.

I wondered how fire could survive in a pool of water. But this was Las Vegas, where anything is possible. The firepool was in a circular pit below the main floor level. arranged so that you had to sit staring into the mesmerizing flames. I couldn't tell what color the couches were because everything was bathed in a pinkish-purple light coming from the tubes of neon set along the walls and reflected in tlie mirrored ceiling. I was sitting by the fire admiring a tall woman with diick black hair and a cute Cindy Crawford mole.

He and his French girlfriend set off to America, with hopes of veering off the path to fiscal ruin. But as the not-so-dynamic duo stumble toward Los Angeles, via Boston, Miami, New Orleans, and Las Vegas, Paul's well-oiled plans for success, of course, turn to merde: the couple takes on carjackers, old flames, and liaisons dangereuses

Q: What happens when an Englishman, an American, and a French woman drive across America in a Mini?

Q: What happens when an Englishman, an American, and a French woman drive across America in a Mini? A: Merde Happens. Paul West is in deep financial merde. His only way out of debt is to accept a decidedly dodgy job that involves him touring America in a Mini, while pretending to be typically British. Also in the car is Paul's French girlfriend, Alexa, and his American poet friend, Jake, whose main aim in life is to sleep with a woman from every country in the world.

Stephen Clarke (born 15 October 1958 in St. Albans) is a British author. He writes mainly about France. He published five novels featuring a British protagonist named Paul West. Before writing books, Clarke wrote comedy sketches for BBC Radio 4 and comic-book stories for the . cartoonist and comics artist Gilbert Shelton. Having graduated from Oxford University he spent several years working in Glasgow as a bilingual lexicographer for the dictionary firm HarperCollins.

Clarke works his humor in a frantic, colorful choreography of mayhem, like Busby Berkeley conducting Harold Lloyd

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One Brit in Brussels. And a whole lot of merde. The hilarious new novel from Stephen Clarke, bestselling author of A Year in the Merde and A Thousand Years of Annoying the French. Does Brussels really want to outlaw bingo, bagpipes and smoky bacon crisps? Are eurocrats trying to rename the English Channel?

"Clarke works his humor in a frantic, colorful choreography of mayhem, like Busby Berkeley conducting Harold Lloyd. Amusing travelogue from an engaging narrator who never lets a little bad news mess with his joie de vivre."―Kirkus Reviews In the acclaimed third book in the popular Merde series, Paul West winds up stuck in America, chin-deep in financial trouble. He and his French girlfriend set off on their journey, with hopes of escaping fiscal ruin. But as the not-so-dynamic duo stumble toward Los Angeles, via Boston, Miami, New Orleans, and Las Vegas, Paul's plans for success, of course, turn to merde: the couple takes on carjackers, old flames, and liaisons dangereuses. The result is a madcap, hilarious adventure and a sardonically witty tour through America, France, and England.

Comments

Thetahuginn Thetahuginn
I enjoy this author's sarcasm and humor. It is fun to read about life in a country and social setting that is very different than my own.
Shaktit Shaktit
Stephen Clarke's humor is amazing!
Phain Phain
Enjoy Stephen Clarke's writing and have read several of his other books. This one is a bit too silly for me, although my husband thought it was entertaining.
Mananara Mananara
Hilarious book! Im tired and I don't want to write a long review but this book is a great and very funny read. Get the first one, a Year in the merde and then just follow the series. Very funny novel
Jogrnd Jogrnd
I read a series of "Merde" books and one was enough. Interesting information regarding Paris and France; however, the story behind it is rambling and boring.
Haralem Haralem
More of the same...in the same vein as the previous books.
That's not to say that this is a fun read...it is.

Light, holiday reading...or just to while away a few hours in a nice place.
Ceroelyu Ceroelyu
awesome
Clarke here takes his humourous, pointed (pointedly humorous) observations about people and places to the United States, where he is tasked with displaying the British end in various American cities to promote the UK as a tourism capital. While there with his partner, Alexa, he becomes confused by the American highway system, manners, morals, and hotel accomadations. He and Alexa are almost carjacked in Miami, he is stranded in backwoods Louisiana, seemingly loses Alexa to a Boston-based "hunk," and finally endures a major disillusionment in L.A. but, perhaps, finds hope in female form in the final pages. Clarke's take on the U.S., and the French also, is enjoyable, though whether he really experienced everything in the book is questionable. The Americans he meets do seem stereotypical, but they're amusing, as is this opus(even if the series is predictable by now).