John von Sothen is an American columnist living in Paris, where he covers entertainment and society issues for French Vanity Fair and is a regular contributor to Air Mail. 

John has written for both the American and French GQ, Esquire, Bon Appétit, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Slate, Libération, Mediapart, The New York Observer and has interviewed among others Robert De Niro, Zach Galifianakis, Vincent Cassel, Gad Elmaleh, Stella McCartney, and Bernie Sanders. John has also written for TV both at Canal+ and MTV.

John is the author of Monsieur Mediocre: One American Learns the High Art of Being Everyday French (released by Viking Press in May 2019 and by Penguin in 2020.) The UK version, Paris Match, is set for release in June of 2021.

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