Pardon My French

Allen Johnson‘s latest book, Pardon My French: How a Grumpy American Fell in Love with France, is scheduled for release in October but you can pre-order it now. Here’s the skinny, from Amazon: To make a friend is a joy. To make a friend in another country is a wonderment—a small miracle. Pardon My French follows the lives of an American couple who have embraced a daunting mission: Not to be spectators in France, but… Read More

A Month in Mongolia

From Amazon, A Month in Mongolia by Barbara Seiders… … is a photographic travelogue and reminiscence of time spent in this fascinating country. For those who are contemplating travel of their own to Mongolia, A Month in Mongolia serves as companion to a guidebook such as the Lonely Planet guide for Mongolia and a detailed topographical map. Seiders has traveled around the world — Paris, London, Geneva, Moscow, Vienna — during her… Read More


FrenchShip: An American’s One-Year Adventure on the French Mediterranean by Allen Johnson is the true, invariably funny adventure story of an American couple in Southern France – including all the confusion, faux pas, and laughter. Also included is an insightful comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of both American and French cultures.