Harriet Welty Rochefort grew up in Iowa, came to France after graduating from college, and never left. She is the author of three nonfiction books about the French : the bestselling French Toast (hailed as « the gold standard of books about the French » by Diane Johnson, author of Le Divorce), French Fried and Joie de Vivre, all published by St. Martin’s Press. A freelance journalist writing on business, culture, travel and lifestyle for major newspapers and magazines, she taught in the international journalism program at the prestigious Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and regularly speaks on Franco-American cultural differences to various university study programs and other groups. Transgression is her first work of fiction. Harriet lives with her French husband, Philippe, in Paris.

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