Pamela Druckerman is the author of three books including Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting. She’s also a contributing opinion writer at the International New York Times.

How Do You Say ‘Hail Mary’ in French?

I’ve lately been telling French people about the Hail Mary pass. I explain that it’s a desperate move in American football: You’re running out of time to score, so you lob the ball toward the end zone and hope for the best.

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Podcasts Are the New Xanax

I could take a bath in Paris while listening to someone in Los Angeles complain about her dating life.

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An American Immigrant in Paris

In this nationalist era, having a second passport no longer seems like a parlor trick.

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Sex and the French Election

Can the love story between a presidential candidate and his former high school teacher save Europe from the right wing?

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The Perpetual Panic of American Parenthood

I spend a lot of time listening to parents around the world complain. In Kiev recently, a working mother told me the joke about how Ukrainians are raised by same-sex couples: their mothers and grandmothers.

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If I Sleep for an Hour, 30 People Will Die

PARIS — It’s 1944, in occupied Paris. Four friends spend their days in a narrow room atop a Left Bank apartment building.

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Why Rich People Make the French Squirm

My family was once invited to lunch at a chateau owned by a friend of a friend. As we drove our rental car up to the giant castle, my kids gasped and said, “They must be rich!”

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Let's All Be Jews

Let’s All Become Jews

There’s a scene in the new French film “The Jews” — a comedy about anti-Semitism — in which a fictional president describes his plan to rescue France’s economy.

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The Miserable French Workplace

A fellow I know arrived at work recently to find that his company had hired someone new, and given the woman his exact job title. Soon afterward, he said, higher-ups cut his department’s budget and stopped replying to his emails.

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Je Suis Sick of This

Je Suis Sick of This

After yet another terrorist attack in Europe, can life return to normal?

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