As fans of Olivia de Havilland, we have rushed to read her every new article, listen to her every new recorded message, or see her latest photo! For many of us, we knew about Olivia's elusive 1962 book, "Every Frenchman Has One" but were left to checking it out of the library or paying relatively high sums of money to buy a single very used copy online! Now, on the occasion of her 100th birthday, which she will celebrate on July 1, 2016, Crown Publishing Group is reissuing de Havilland’s delightful account of her transition from Hollywood starlet to parisienne: EVERY FRENCHMAN HAS ONE, due out on Tuesday, June 28, 2016! First published in 1962 but out of print for decades, the bestselling memoir amusingly recounts de Havilland’s early years in the “ City of Light.”
Said de Havilland of the reissue, “ Crown Publishing has given me the most wonderful of Centennial Birthday gifts: the republication of EVERY FRENCHMAN HAS ONE, the account of my comic adventures adapting to life among the French which I wrote over half a century ago. Best of all, those experiences make me laugh even more heartily now than they did then!”
In the book, which is divided into twenty charmingly funny vignettes, de Havilland discusses the bewilderment and delight of her first years living as an American in Paris, from her skirmishes with French customs, French maids, and French salesladies to French holidays, French law, French doctors, and above all, the French language. Along the way, de Havilland, a girl who knew all the answers, found out that she had to learn a whole new set of questions, such as:
The answers—some wicked, all astonishing—can all be found within these pages. And as the icing on the cake, the reissue includes a brand new interview with de Havilland that reflects on her 60 plus years in Paris.
The reissue of Olivia's book will be a wonderful treat for all of Olivia's fans! Get it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local bookstore!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
EVERY FRENCHMAN HAS ONE
By Olivia de Havilland
On Sale June 28, 2016
eBook: 978-0-451-49740-6; $10.99
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Olivia de Havilland has reached her centenary! July 1, 2016 marks her 100th birthday! Olivia stands as the oldest living recipient of an Academy Award and is a member of a class of only four other women currently living to receive at least two best actress Academy Awards! Her career, life, and legacy continue to inspire and engage generations of fans around the world!
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