Elaine Sciolino, “La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life” (Times Books, 2011)

New Books in Public Policy

24-08-2011 • 28 mins

In her new book, La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life(Times Books, 2011), Elaine Sciolino, Paris bureau chief of The New York Times, explores the role of seduction in the French way of life. Sciolino argues that seduction plays an integral role not only in romantic and personal relationships in France, but also in business transactions, intellectual debates, and political campaigns. In our interview, we talked about Jacques Chirac’s hand-kissing technique, how everyone in France knew about Dominique Strauss Kahn’s aggressive seduction techniques before most Americans had ever heard of him, and the romantic benefits of being lead groundskeeper at Versailles.Lisez tout et plus dans le nouveau livre charmant de Sciolino. (Read all about it and more in Sciolino’s charming new book). Please become a fan of “New Books in Public Policy” on Facebook, if you haven’t already. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/public-policy