But what do I know? Why not let Elaine explain it
Elaine Sciolino knows a thing or two about France. The former New York Times Paris Bureau Chief has lived there since 2002; last year she became a chevalier of the Legion of Honor for her “special contribution” to the friendship between France and the United States.
Currently a Paris correspondent for the Times, she also just wrote a book about the one thing that explains virtually all of French culture: Seduction.
In La Seduction: How The French Play The Game of Life, Sciolino posits that the key to understanding the French–in everything from politics and pomp to fragrance, food, fashion and flirting–is understanding how and why they wield the power of seduction.