A Language Barrier Is No Match For Love Lauren Collins Discovered This Firsthand When, In Her Early Thirties, She Moved To London And Fell For A Frenchman Named Olivier A Surprising Turn Of Events For Someone Who Didn T Have A Passport Until She Was In College But What Does It Mean To Love Someone In A Second Language Collins Wonders, As Her Relationship With Olivier Continues To Grow Entirely In English Are There Things She Doesn T Understand About Olivier, Having Never Spoken To Him In His Native Tongue Does I Love You Even Mean The Same Thing As Je T Aime When The Couple, Newly Married, Relocates To Francophone Geneva, Collins Fearful Of One Day Becoming A Borat Of A Mother Who Doesn T Understand Her Own Kids Decides To Answer Her Questions For Herself By Learning French When In French Is A Laugh Out Loud Funny And Surprising Memoir About The Lengths We Go To For Love, As Well As An Exploration Across Culture And History Into How We Learn Languages And What They Say About Who We Are Collins Grapples With The Complexities Of The French Language, Enduring Excruciating Role Playing Games With Her Classmates At A Swiss Language School And Accidentally Telling Her Mother In Law That She S Given Birth To A Coffee Machine In Learning French, Collins Must Wrestle With The Very Nature Of French Identity And Society Which, It Turns Out, Is A Far Cry From Life Back Home In North Carolina Plumbing The Mysterious Depths Of Humanity S Many Forms Of Language, Collins Describes With Great Style And Wicked Humor The Frustrations, Embarrassments, Surprises, And, Finally, Joys Of Learning And Living In French.
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- 06 February 2017 Lauren Collins