No Vulgar Hotel

No Vulgar Hotel

The Desire and Pursuit of Venice

By Judith Martin; Eric Denker

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393330601, 330pp.

Publication Date: March 2008

This is the definitive book for managing an incurable passion for a decaying, water-logged village. Whether you already have a raging case of Venetophilia or are among the fifteen million people who yearly put themselves in danger of contracting it, here is where you get your fix of Venetian wit, history, practicality, and enchantment.

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.