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The Bad Life: A Memoir

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Bearer of an illustrious name and nephew of a President of the Republic, Frédéric Mitterrand is born into the discreet gentility of Paris’ haut bourgeois 16th arrondissement. Raised by an army of surrogates, he spends his summers in Evian and North Africa and his winters on Alpine slopes.
But, growing up in a time and environment where such things are not talked about, Fréd
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by Soft Skull Press (first published 2005)
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Emma
Mar 13, 2015 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un livre où on ne sait jamais très bien ce qui est réalité, fantasme ou souvenir sublimé et reconstruit, mais un livre très émouvant, paradoxalement pudique bien qu'allant assez loin dans la confession.

Tour à tour, délicat, fiévreux, exalté et désabusé, toujours sincère et sans concession, La Mauvaise Vie ne m'a jamais laissée indifférente.
Raymond
May 08, 2011 Raymond rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction-french
Heureusement, pas tout le monde senti le besoin d'écrire un livre sur les situations embarrassantes. Avec beaucoup honnêteté, Frédéric Mitterrand décrit des épisodes très intimes de sa vie. Le lecteur devient ainsi un peu voyeur. Je tiens à remercier Marine Le Pen, qui m'a fait découvrir ce livre.
Ann
May 26, 2010 Ann rated it really liked it
Shelves: memoirs
"You can never be too careful; nothing ever unfolds the way you expect it to"(25).
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Born in Paris, he is the nephew of François Mitterrand, who was the President of France from 1981 to 1995, and the son of engineer Robert Mitterrand (1915-2002) and Edith Cahier, the niece of Eugène Deloncle, the co-founder of "La Cagoule".

He went to the Lycée Janson de Sailly in Paris and studied history and geography at the Paris West University Nanterre La Défense, and political science at Scie
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