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The Benefits of Failing at French
Sometimes the beauty really is in the struggle: In his piece in The New York Times, William Alexander, author of The $64 Tomato and the upcoming Flirting with French, takes us on his journey of *trying* to learn French and the benefits (yes, benefits) of failing.

The Benefits of Failing at French

Sometimes the beauty really is in the struggle: In his piece in The New York TimesWilliam Alexanderauthor of The $64 Tomato and the upcoming Flirting with French, takes us on his journey of *trying* to learn French and the benefits (yes, benefits) of failing.

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Vive la France!
In honor of Bastille Day, William Alexander, author of the upcoming Flirting With French, shares some of France’s many charms.

Vive la France!

In honor of Bastille Day, William Alexander, author of the upcoming Flirting With French, shares some of France’s many charms.

NPR's “Morning Edition” ran a segment this morning about a D.C. Pediatrician who put together a program called “The Park Prescription Project” that was inspired by author Richard Louv's work. Specifically, the doctor was inspired by hearing Richard speak about his book, Last Child in the Woods.

NPR's “Morning Edition” ran a segment this morning about a D.C. Pediatrician who put together a program called “The Park Prescription Project” that was inspired by author Richard Louv's work. Specifically, the doctor was inspired by hearing Richard speak about his book, Last Child in the Woods.

Looking to brush up on your French skills on Bastille Day?
Check out this flowchart created by William Alexander, author of the upcoming Flirting With French, that was featured in Los Angeles Times. It helps explain the proper uses of “tu” and “vous.”
Bonne chance!

Looking to brush up on your French skills on Bastille Day?

Check out this flowchart created by William Alexander, author of the upcoming Flirting With Frenchthat was featured in Los Angeles Times. It helps explain the proper uses of “tu” and “vous.”

Bonne chance!

William Alexander, author of the upcoming Flirting With French, shares some of his favorite memories of France in honor of Bastille Day.

William Alexander, author of the upcoming Flirting With French, shares some of his favorite memories of France in honor of Bastille Day.

Share Your Moment 
(From a One Tree Hill enthusiast):
Eating dinner on Cape Fear River in Wilmington, NC, May 2014. The restaurant was across from where they filmed One Tree Hill's “river court,” and wasn't too far from where they filmed Karen's Cafe/Clothes Over Bros. As I sat there eating, the song “Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzalez started playing. This song plays at a pivotal and romantic moment in the show’s fourth season finale, so to have it play randomly as I sat in the town where the show was filmed? To me, this was a magic moment.
-Tricia Ryzner, Algonquin Intern

Share Your Moment

(From a One Tree Hill enthusiast):

Eating dinner on Cape Fear River in Wilmington, NC, May 2014. The restaurant was across from where they filmed One Tree Hill's “river court,” and wasn't too far from where they filmed Karen's Cafe/Clothes Over Bros. As I sat there eating, the song “Heartbeats” by Jose Gonzalez started playing. This song plays at a pivotal and romantic moment in the show’s fourth season finale, so to have it play randomly as I sat in the town where the show was filmed? To me, this was a magic moment.

-Tricia Ryzner, Algonquin Intern

Happy Bastille Day!

Happy Bastille Day!