On the phone this Sunday night, Frederic Beigbeder is surprised reactions after the announcement by Laurence Bloch, director of France Inter, stopping his chronicle in the France Inter, is wrong, is false news! morning of the season. An exercise he has held every week since August 2016, then only every second Thursday since the beginning of the school year.
"It's getting harder and harder for me, who live 1000 kilometers from Paris, to go back and forth for 3 minutes while raising two babies at home," says the 53-year-old writer who now lives in the Basque Country.
By June, he had already planned to stop this humorous ticket Thursday morning. "So we agreed with Laurence Bloch every other Thursday, alternating with Chris Esquerre, and that was fine with me. Until last Thursday and a total improvisation that did not make anyone laugh.
A final chronicle on November 29
For lack of preparation, Frédéric Beigbeder launched a speech without a tail or head: "I had actually written a super-brilliant chronicle […] but I lost it last night at 3 in a new box, "he tried to justify himself.
"It's true that it was not terrible," he said, "and I told myself it was better to stop. But I'm not leaving France Inter, I'm still involved Mask and the Pityand let's think about other things, look for other ideas. I'll make one last report on the morning of November 29. It will be fun, "he promises.
In a statement released on Friday, Laurence Bloch told listeners: "You expressed your disappointment at hearing the last column of Frédéric Beigbeder last Thursday. He accepted his weakness and decided to stop the exercise, not having enough time to dedicate himself to it properly.
The writer is really busy. Following the publication on October 17 of the essay "Frivolity is a Serious Matter" (Observatory Editions) he is working on an upcoming novel, as well as his upcoming film, the adaptation of the book "Richie", the journalist Raphaëlle Bacqué. He dedicates himself to the double life of Richard Descoings, the emblematic director of Sciences-Po Paris, who died in 2012. Frédéric Beigbeder also continues to write literary columns in Le Figaro magazine.
"Actually, the thing that surprises me most in this story, the amusing Frédéric Beigbeder, is that France Inter let me do anything for two and a half years, to tell my jokes with complete freedom. I am very grateful to them!