La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life by Elaine Sciolino
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I'm a little conflicted about this book: overall, I loved the way the author talks about "seduction" not as being all about the sexy times but about enticement (physical, emotional, intellectual) and the myriad ways the French have perfected it. On the other hand, the people she talks to are not average by any stretch of the imagination and one is left wondering if the average Frenchman and Frenchwoman feel the same. It was also amusing to hear that DSK's womanizing is tolerated, knowing that shortly after the book was published his rape case (and now pimping case) started. And let's not talk about the love mess that President Hollande has... Perhaps a new chapter is needed?