The Press: California, Me Voil

On a mission to discover what the U.S. is really like, two of France's ablest magazine reporters flew into Kansas City early this year. Pierre Gosset, 42, and his 35-year-old wife Renée, who write as a team for Paris' handsome, perceptive monthly Réaltiés, had previously explored 58 countries, from Argentina to Zanzibar. Last week, in the August number of Réaltiés' French edition (circ. 135,000),* the Cossets told their story of life in the U.S., as seen "through fresh eyes" on their two-month, 27-state journey.

On the Road. With the help of that "national...

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