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Counterpunch

"One of America's funniest writers...has done it again"

If you're not familiar with his earlier works, you still have amazing treats to enjoy. As a summer gardener, I couldn't get enough of his first book, The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden (2006)... Alexander wasn't so hard on himself when he wrote his second book, 52 Loaves: A Half-Baked Adventure, but it certainly demonstrated his perfectionist side...

Which takes us to Alexander's current book...In a surprising conclusion to Alexander's always engaging narrative, he confesses to unexpected benefits from spending so many hundreds of hours attempting to master French during the past year. Trés, trés bien! [read the full review]