Wednesday, September 9, 2009

How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World

Author: Jordan Christy
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Center Street (August 13, 2009)
ISBN-10: 1599951835

Book Description:

In a society driven by celebutant news and myspace profiles, women of class, style and charm are hard to come by. The Audrey and Katharines of the world continue to lose their lustre as thongs, rehab and outrageous behaviour burn up the daily headlines. But, despite appearances, guys still want a girl they can take home to their mother, employers still like to see a tailored suit and peers still respect classy conduct. So is it possible to maintain old fashioned virtues in a modern world without looking like a starchy Amish grandma? Christy shows women how in this guide to glamorous style, professional success and true love...the classy way. Full of fun assignments, notable names and real-life examples, Christy offers a new look at seemingly 'old fashioned' advice. She covers diet, speech, work ethic, friends, relationships, manners, makeup and fashionable yet modest clothing, showing modern ladies how they can be beautiful, intelligent and fun while retaining values and morals

About the Author:
Jordan Christy is a publicist for Warner Bros. Records and has worked with dozens of artists and celebrities, in addition to various TV and media outlets. She has also written for local and national fashion magazines and music trade publications. She currently lives in Nashville, TN with her husband Drew.

My Review:

Jordan Christy has touched a nerve, and it screams the need to return to a time when women were strong, confident, intelligent, and classy. Many young women in today's society have been sucked into the notion that rude behavior, a lack of manners, and fantasy shapes and sizes will lead them to happiness and success. In my opinion, there has been a dumbing down of women. With the help of this insightful book, ladies can begin to break through the "glass ceiling" and use their own example for positive change.

How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World encourages women to embrace their true selves, dress tastefully, find meaningful relationships, polish their professional image, and remember to have fun in life. It also offers helpful quizzes, antidotes, quotes, make-up suggestions, a diet related chapter, and some really great recipes.

I loved the book and read it within 24 hours. I highly recommend it.
(Thanks to Hachette Book Group for my review copy.)


heather said...

The CONCEPT alone makes me want to buy it & support the author & whomever she is associated with! PROPS all round!

Marilyn said...

My daughter's would love this book. Whose poster do you think they had on their bedroom wall as a teenager? Audrey Hepburn.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

I agree with you Barbara. I can't help but shudder at my grandaughters some time. I will need to get this book for the older girls. Hope you are feeling better.