DruckermanNew York Times columnist Pamela Druckerman interviewed Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau again about their upcoming book on French conversation in her piece Decoding the Rules of French Conversation. “Jean-Benoît Nadeau, a Canadian who co-wrote a forthcoming book on French conversation, told me that the penchant for saying “no” or “it’s not possible” is often a cover for the potential humiliation of seeming not to know something.”