à la française
by Polly Platt
In her new book, Polly Platt delves into the intimate lives of Anglo-Saxons
who actually lived the dream, married French men and moved to Paris,
to live in the city that celebrates women... Why do some American
women in Paris fail, while others bloom and thrive?
Sex and the City with a French accent.
France-based Platt, former New York Post journalist turned
intercultural consultant, puts her investigative skills to work,
and Love à la française sparkles with bona fide reports from
the trenches. Bolstered with interviews and tidbits from local lady-killers
and charmers extraordinaire (including France’s answer to Brad Pitt,
Thierry Lhermitte), the result is Sorbonne-worthy tutelage on the
history of French seduction a no holds barred glimpse into
the French male psyche.
What are American women up against?
As Platt researches the challenges we face with French romance and
competition with the savviest and most elegant women on the planet,
she also reveals some universal secrets. Drawing upon the experiences
of historic seductresses and innovators, the Coco Chanels and George
Sands who shaped French femininity and gallantry, Platt ultimately
exposes the intricacies of French seduction and love in the City
of Light... and what makes French relationships tick.