From Amy Thomas, author of Paris, My Sweet, a love affair with Paris, New York, sweets and travel.
I heart this one! Btw currently reading Julia Child "My Life in France" (thanks to you!) and am in the first story where she is at her wits end, unable to understand and be understood. She enrolls in twice-weekly Berlitz classes, with homework even, but ultimately finds that the conversations she has with her local vegetable peddler, are what really get her parlez-ing.
sigh... thank you for reminding me! i'm having one of those 'there is no way i will *ever* be fluent in french' days... zut alors!