Mme Dariaux offers no brash life-coaching, no abstract theories and not a breath of indignation; just clear-eyed, unsentimental but sympathetic observations of the behaviour of men and women. Her worldly-wise advice makes more recent self-help books seem embarrassingly immature. Written with charm and elegance, but also with a dash of mischief and a great sense of fun, the book is a delight.
on 3 January 2005
This isn't a how to guide with men. The advice it does have is of a traditional bent, most of which isnt't useful today but still it's a really fun read that gives you a few things to about. I liked her very practical take on marriages and affairs, still any ardent feminist would not be amused.