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

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New York


Biography

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

Program

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

Availability

By arrangement

Honorarium

Until January 2015, $0. Afterward, by arrangement.

Technical Requirements

Projector for laptop

Contact person

William Alexander

Address

37 Ridge Rd

Phone

845-527-2634

Email

walexander@hvc.rr.com

Web site

williamalexander.com