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Born in 1980 in the south of France, Sophie Mazet took college preparatory courses in literature in Toulouse, then went on to study at the École Normale Supérieure in Cachan. With a degree in English, she has been teaching English at a “priority education zone” high school in Seine-Saint-Denis since 2007. On March 8, 2015, the French Ministry of Education recognized her course in “intellectual self-defense” by awarding her with the Ordre des Palmes académiques. In 2015, she published her Manual for Intellectual Self-Defense, and in 2017, The Joys of Being a Teacher, both with Robert Laffont.