The third in the sequence of adventures of Paul West - English expatriate sent to France on business and his misadventures and comic anecdotes. The first (and to a lesser extent but only just the second) in the series I cannot recommend enough, a very funny satirical account, akin with Bryson et al but more tongue in cheek. Even better if you have spent time in French or are familiar with the French language. This is the 3rd installment where Paul West travels to the US on business with his socialist french girlfriend in tow: hilarity ensues - just not as much as in the last two episodes. Clarke's tone is addictive and his works read very easily. Recommended page turning holiday lit - but better reading numbers one (a year in the merde) and two (merde actually) first.