This book is a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays that explore the author's experiences and observations in his life. The first part of the book focuses on his upbringing in North Carolina, his Greek heritage, his relationship with his eccentric family, and his early jobs. The second part of the book details his move to Normandy, France, his struggle to learn the French language, and his observations of French culture. The author's self-deprecating humor and sharp wit provide a satirical view of his life's journey.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 11th on Paste Magazine's Best Books of the Decade(2000-2009) (Paste Magazine)
- 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
- 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (ThoughtCo)