Tips for Enjoying France and the French
was June Sawyer's Pick of the Week in the Chicago Tribune. Her headline:
is a fun and entertaining guide to French cultural do's and don'ts. Anyone
contemplating a visit to the City of Light and environs -- whether for business
or pleasure -- would be the wiser for picking up this book.
Read Ms. Sawyer's review.
Editor Harry Shattuck headlines Savoir-Flair! in the Houston
This season's best offerings include a fun-filled
treatise on survival in Paris ("Waiters won't humiliate you without a
reason," the author assures) ...
Read Harry Shattuck's review.
Conroy in the Philadelphia Daily News:
In Savoir-Flair! Polly Platt not only
offers practical information, but helps span the cultural divide by giving
explanations for what appear to be obscure and peculiar French customs.
Her advice can help visitors maneuver their way from Charles de Gaulle
Airport to an important business meeting in Paris.
Read Ms. Conroy's review.
Hertenstein in the Saint Louis Post Dispatch:
If you've ever wondered why you're treated differently
in France, this book will solve the mystery.
Ms. Hertenstein's column, "postcards".
Tomicki, in his Travel Q and A in the New York Times syndicate,
recommends Savoir-Flair to a reader who sent him this question:
"I am moving to France for business and am beginning
to get nervous about how well I will adapt. Are there books or newsletters
out there with tips that can help?"
is a hands-on guide for people who are thinking about settling in France.
It's filled with real-life anecdotes of just how accessible helpful and
delightful the French can be. The book is packed with tips on everything
from how to charm waiters into giving you a better meal to the etiquette
of hosting a business lunch. In a country where small gestures speak volumes,
this guide is indispensable.
Boatright, in the San Antonio Express-News:
One thing you'll need to do before you arrive in
France, or maybe even before you leave home, is to get a copy of Savoir-Flair!
Ms. Boatright's review.
New Orleans Times Picayune heralds Savoir-Flair! as the
indispensable friend for travelers to France:
Platt understands her adopted country and the things
Americans need to know. I'll put Ms. Polly's new book right up there with
the Paris Zagat restaurant survey as necessities on my next trip to Paris.