Saturday, August 29, 2009

Review: How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World by Jordan Christy

Though fashions may change, certain things never go out of style- like your favorite little black dress that can take you from a business meeting to a dinner party to a night on the town. But what makes it work is not the dress, it's how you present yourself while wearing it. A woman who is polite, well spoken, gracious, charming, and thoughtful is always welcome- though such women appear to be in short supply these days! Despite the headline- grabbing antics of certain flashy celebutantes, most of us would rather have respect- for ourselves and from our family, friends, and colleagues.

Received from the publisher for review.

I have to preface this review with the statement that I have zero problem with Playboy or Hugh Hefner, both of whom the author seemed to intensely dislike.

This was obviously for a certain kind of girl. Think Charlotte from Sex and the City. The author was really preaching to the choir on this one. I think the following quote from the book summarizes the author's entire world view perfectly. I think she really is Charlotte's long lost twin!

"It's no secret that we girls start fantasizing about a fairy-tale wedding and happily-ever-after around the same time we start teething (I still have a wedding book that I compiled at age six!)"

Um, seriously? Who's the vapid "stupid girl" now?

This one gets eight stars. While I did not necessarily agree with everything the author suggested she did present valuable information in a cohesive, charming manner. It was a refreshing, intelligently written book.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆


Ryan G said...

Love the cover!

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