If all goes according to plan, I’ll turn 44 soon after this column appears. So far in my adult life, I’ve never managed to grasp a decade’s main point until long after it was over. Read the entire article on The New York Times >
Pamela Druckerman is the author of three books including Bringing Up Bebé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting. She’s also a contributing opinion writer at the International New York Times.
About 95 years ago, my grandfather spent the night near here. I doubt he slept much. For starters, he was probably in a trench.
Recently my daughter’s teacher asked if I would talk about America to her second-grade class, in a French public school. The teacher does an hour of English each week, and I’d be the guest speaker.
Thanksgiving prompts the question that expatriates everywhere face: Shouldn’t I be going home?
When people ask what I’m working on these days, I tell them about my new book, “How French People Take Out the Garbage.” It’s all about the elegant, common-sense Gallic approach to trash, which I, of course, refer to as les poubelles.
The Swedish edition of Bringing Up Bébé hit bookstores on September 25th. You can find it here.
PRAISE FOR BRINGING UP BEBE AND FRENCH CHILDREN DON'T THROW FOOD
SAME BOOK: US AND UK VERSIONS
“…A riveting glimpse into a calmer, rational, sage way of raising children.” —Publishers Weekly
“The author is a delightfully droll storyteller with an effortless gift of gab that translates well to the page.” —Kirkus Reviews
“I couldn’t put Bringing Up Bébé down! It’s smart, funny and fascinating, insightful, provocative, and genuinely eye-opening. I love Pamela Druckerman’s honesty, rueful humor, and her premise that parents of all cultures should be able to learn from one another.” —Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
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