In raising children as in making love, the French do it better, according to Pamela Druckerman, author of Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (Penguin, 25.95). When the American journalist living in Paris had her first child, she realized that certain parenting truths― sleepless nights, hectic meals, interrupted conversations―didn’t apply to many of her French counterparts. Fueled by journalistic curiosity and a touch of maternal desperation, Druckerman investigates the differences between French and American parenting styles. “What Amy Chua did for Tiger Mothers, Pamela Druckerman promises to do for French parents.”—Newsweek Daily Beast. Druckerman is a former staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered foreign affairs. She is the author of Lust in Translation, which was translated into eight languages.