Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How Not to Look Old by Charla Krupp

Because looking great is critical to every woman's personal and financial survival, Charla Krupp offers a comprehensive plan to keep you in the game. Acclaimed by the press, her runaway bestseller has already help hundreds of thousands of women. Now updated with new product and salon recommendations, as well as lists of go-to experts, her book, more than ever, teaches you how to look younger and hipper - and still appropriate. Discover:

  • 10 things you can do in the next 10 minutes to take off 10 years
  • What's too young, what's too old, what's just right
  • When you should (and shouldn't) spend the big bucks
  • The top 25 clothes that just gotta go
  • High-, medium-, and low-price options
  • "Brilliant Buys" - shopping lists of products that really deliver
... and advice from Charla's A-list of hair pros, makeup artists, designers, dermatologists, cosmetic dentists, and personal shoppers.

I was not particularly impressed by this. The majority of the tips are common sense, really. There is no real new information. That said, the information is presented well and the tips are grouped into self-explanatory sections.

Although this proposes to be for all women, it is definitely written by a WASP for other WASPs, which is actually quite odd, considering that they probably already know it all. The author obviously has no clue about life outside upper middle class New York.

This one get six stars for at least organizing all the information in a single volume. It may be helpful to some people, but most of the fixes are moderately to extremely expensive (at least $50).

Rating: ★★★★★


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