And What Do You Do? Paperback – 20 May 2004
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What bugged me most, I think, was the lack of humour and the somewhat amoral tone of the book. The pregnant girlfriend is viewed only as an inconvenience to be got rid of asap - no mention of child support, responsibility or future contact, Laura ends her tepid affair pretty much because Antoine gets on her nerves - you can't help fearing for the future of a marriage between two such shallow individuals.
Generally, the author makes some horrendous sweeping statements about the French and, being a francophile, i resented this. But the thing that really got my blood boiling was when the author made a crack about the Nazi maxim: 'Arbeit macht frei', saying that maybe they had a point after all.
This was the phrase inscribed above the gates of the death camps - and absolutely not a legitimate source of fun anywhere, and certainly not for this reasonably written but ultimately tepid and superficial yarn. Baaaad taste, I'm afraid.
A distinct lack of laughs, predictable Parisian in-jokes and comments about the tourists and ex-pats... blah blah. Dullsville.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
despite some negative reviews, i found this book really good. the stereotypes of the french, english and americans i actually found amusing, as it was a lot of misconceptions, not... Read morePublished on 24 Mar. 2011 by MyHeartIsMadeOfPaper
'And What Do You Do' is the funniest book I've read. Laura, the main character, is an Englishwoman living in Paris, married to a Frenchman. Read morePublished on 23 July 2003 by Gary Stolkin