In this book with a title borrowed from both Shakespeare and Steinbeck the reader meets the officials of the Bulgarian Embassy in Paris at the time of the great political changes in Eastern Europe which gave birth to democracy and many absurdities. From the ambassador himself down to the counsellors, the attaches, second assistants and the cook, all have been portrayed and, as Rositsa Tasheva says, if someone has been ignored by chance, he should consider himself lucky. The truly ridiculous situations in which the characters appear, the funny stories told with an elegant sense of humour and an indulgent smile align the book among the best examples of comic writing.
They call the author the Bulgarian Woodehouse and compare her also with Jerome K. Jerome and Pierre Daninos, while “Of Diplomats and Men” is labelled as “the funniest text written in Bulgarian”. Her book received immediate praise and acknowledgement and has been reissued several times.