The hidden truth about the French way of life: it's all about seduction--its rules, its pleasures, its secrets
France is a seductive country, seductive in its elegance, its beauty, its sensual pleasures, and its joie de vivre. But Elaine Sciolino, the longtime Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, has discovered that seduction is much more than a game to the French: it is the key to understanding France.
Seduction plays a crucial role in how the French relate to one another--not just in romantic relationships but also in how they conduct business, enjoy food and drink, define style, engage in intellectual debate, elect politicians, and project power around the world. While sexual repartee and conquest remain at the heart of seduction, for the French seduction has become a philosophy of life, even an ideology, that can confuse outsiders.
In La Seduction, Sciolino gives us an inside view of how seduction works in all areas, analyzing its limits as well as its power. She demystifies the French way of life in an entertaining and personal narrative that carries us from the neighborhood shops of Paris to the halls of government, from the gardens of Versailles to the agricultural heartland.
La Seduction will charm you and encourage you to lower your defenses about the French. Pull up a chair and let Elaine Sciolino seduce you.
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Posted July 07, 2011 by Marcia Stauber , Palm Beach Gardens FlWhat can one say about the French. This charming little book is wonderful reading for
anybody wanting to live or visit France and who wans to know more about the French soul and understanding how the French feel and relate to their country. Ms Sciolino shows us the differences in the thinking of the French and how we as Americans would react in the same situations, never suggesting one method is better than the other is what makes this book so enchanting. Certainly a good read:
June 07, 2011
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