• Is Paris Fuming? – Life in France during the nationwide strikes, now in their third month

    Although Sam Mendes’s 1917 debuted in Paris theaters January 15, I, like many of my friends here, have been reluctant to see it. We’re going through our own form of PTSD right now, and frankly anything involving tear gas and chaos, sirens and claustrophobia, isn’t something we need more of. When I moved to France […]

  • Monsieur Mediocre – Now out in Paperback!

    A hilarious, candid account of what life in France is actually like, from a writer for Vanity Fair and GQ. Americans love to love Paris. We buy books about how the French parent, why French women don’t get fat, and how to be Parisian wherever you are. While our work hours increase every year, we […]

  • The French guy with the GQ Eye

    For over a decade now, I’ve been the eye in the sky and the guy on the ground in France for American GQ, contributing pieces that vary from fashion hot takes to restaurant takedowns, to Sarkozy’s presidential look, to Tony Parker’s (at the time) desperate housewife. Thanks to the column, American readers not only know what wine […]

  • Small time crooks

    Even the most righteous of us has to chuckle every now and then when the irony is just too too much – like now, when all of us are filing our tax returns, Jérôme Kerviel and Christophe Rocancourt are starting their book tours. But maybe that’s just the way it works. There are those who […]