Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong is on the top of the list of Expatica’s Top Ten Books on Figuring Out the French.

“The title is somewhat misleading; while ostensibly intended to explain Francophobia, this book is much more about France than about foreigners’ reaction to it. But this accessible yet scholarly approach from bi-cultural Canadian authors does a wonderful job of explaining French behavior in the context of recent French history.

It covers everything from the aftermath of the war in Algeria and the beginnings of the European Union to the more longstanding cultural traits like the French obsession with diplomas and why the country is run by les énarques.

What’s an énarque? Read this book and find out.