I previously mentioned a little book called A Year in the Merde, a humourous look at surviving Paris and Parisians. Adam Jones piece 1944 reasons to love the French in today's Financial Times points to a surprise hit in French bookstores this summer, When you will be in France: Instructions to British soldiers. This pamphlet was originally given to British servicemen before le debarquement.
Let me add 5 more reasons to the list:
-Clotilde of Chocolate and Zucchini for proving that techies can have communication skills and become successful food writers.
-Film director Francois Truffaut for wonderful slices of life
Have a good week-end!