Corinne Maier

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Corinne Maier

Corinne Maier (born 7 December 1963) is a Swiss-born, French psychoanalyst, economist, and best-selling writer. She is best known for being the author of Bonjour paresse, a cynical critique of French corporate culture. In 2016, Maier was named as one of the BBC 100 Women.

Biography[edit]

Maier was born on 7 December 1963 in Geneva, Switzerland. She attended National Foundation of Political Sciences, studying economics and international relations, later earning a doctorate in psychoanalysis. The author of Bonjour paresse [Hello Laziness], Maier is a satirist who has been compared to Scott Adams.[1] She became employed by Électricité de France as an economist c. 1992.[2] In 2004, she wrote Bonjour paresse, which reached the number one ranking on Amazon's French-language bestseller list.[1] In 2016, she was chosen as one of BBC's 100 Women.[3]

Selected works[edit]

  • 2001, Le général de Gaulle à la lumière de Jacques Lacan
  • 2002, Casanova, ou, La loi du désir
  • 2002, Lacan sans peine
  • 2003, De Gaulle et le gaullisme : une mythologie d'aujourd'hui
  • 2004, Bonjour paresse : de l'art et de la nécessité d'en faire le moins possible en entreprise (Hello laziness! : why hard work doesn't pay)
  • 2004, Buenos días, pereza : estrategias para sobrevivir en el trabajo
  • 2004, L'Allemagne nazie : la haine au pouvoir
  • 2004, Saint Pasteur : marginal & révolutionnaire
  • 2004, Bon dia, mandra : estratègies per sobreviure a la feina
  • 2004, L'obscène : la mort à l'oeuvre
  • 2005, Le divan, c'est amusant : Lacan sans peine

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johnson, Jo (16 August 2004). "The slacker's new bible". NBC. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Smith, Craig S. (14 August 2004). "A French Employee's Work Celebrates the Sloth Ethic". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "BBC 100 Women 2016: Who is on the list?". BBC. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 

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