Flirting with French: How a Language Charmed Me, Seduced Me, and Nearly Broke My Heart


New York


Call "one of America's funniest writers" by CounterPunch, William Alexander is the author of three critically-acclaimed books, including "Flirting with French," and an op-ed contributor to the New York Times and the LA Times. Alexander's NY Times op-ed "The Benefits of Failing at French" was the most viewed, e-mailed, tweeted, and Facebook-ed piece of the issue. His "Short Guide to Vous and Tu," published first in the LA Times, was picked up Le Monde, and went viral in France, garnering over 36,000 Facebook hits in its first few hours online. He is a frequent guest on Nation Public Radio and has spoken at major book festivals, including the National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC


William Alexander discusses his attempt to learn French at the age of 57, recounting the humorous, the humiliating, and the triumphs.


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