No Vulgar Hotel

No Vulgar Hotel

The Desire and Pursuit of Venice

By Judith Martin; Eric Denker (Other)

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393059328, 330pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2007

Wishing that the movie stars in films set in Venice would move aside so that you can get a better view of the scenery Wondering why people ask if you had good weather when you were thereas if rain could dampen your love Thinking that people who go to Tuscany or Provence must be nuts Believing that the "Per San Marco" street sign with arrows pointing in opposite directions makes perfect sense Consoling yourself when you leave by remembering the generations of Venetian merchants who, as they were borne away from Venice, vowed to be back as soon as they had more money There is no cure for this affliction. This is a guide to managing it.

About the Author
Judith N. Martin is currently Herberger Professor of Communication in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. She received her Ph.D. in speech communication from the Pennsylvania State University. She also studied at the Universite de Grenoble for a year, and was involved in study aboard administration for a number of years. She also has experience in cross cultural training and has co-authored three books with Prof. Tom Nakayama. Her current research interests focus on: the role of communication in cross cultural transitions, white identity and and communication, and pedagogical issues in teaching intercultural communication.

Judith Martin, author of the "Miss Manners" columns, several best-selling books on etiquette, and two novels, lives in Washington, DC.