Talk to the Snail

Written by: Stephen Clarke


In “Talk to the Snail,” Stephen Clarke, the internationally bestselling author of “A Year in the Merde” and “In the Merde for Love,” shares his hard-earned wisdom on navigating the quirks and complexities of French culture. Drawing on his 12 years of living in France, Clarke offers a humorous yet practical guide to help you survive and thrive in the land of wine, cheese, and perplexing social customs.

Have you ever been turned away from a half-empty Parisian restaurant with a dismissive “complet”? Accidentally complimented someone’s physique while trying to say “thank you very much”? Or been overlooked at the bakery because you committed the foreign faux pas of waiting in line? Fear not, for Clarke has experienced it all and is here to help you avoid these pitfalls.

In this witty and informative book, you’ll learn how to charm the grumpiest of waiters into providing impeccable service, master the art of being politely rude (a essential skill in France), and navigate the nuances of French love and sex with confidence. Clarke’s insights, anecdotes, and practical tips will have you embracing the French way of life in no time.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to France, a seasoned expat, or simply a Francophile looking for a good laugh, “Talk to the Snail” is an indispensable guide to understanding the French and getting exactly what you want from them. With Clarke as your trusty guide, you’ll be ready to take on any challenge that French culture throws your way, one snail at a time.


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