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.
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I am disgusted by the tramps traipsing Ah, what to say? I am disgusted by the tramps traipsing through the media as though they have a right to all of this exposure by virtue of their beauty and idiocy, and am terrified by the young women I see emulating their behavior. So, as a book for a younger woman- say high school or college age, this would probably get five stars. They may enjoy the how to get a man section more than someone already happily married- that said, all the author had to say was right on- good advice girls if you have a courage to take it, just remember that you don't need a man to be a complete person, be a whole and complete person first, then seek a companion who can help you be your best self, don't dumb yourself down to arm candy thinking that being arm candy for a man will bring you fullfillment and joy.
Mar 25, Sarah rated it did not like it. Ironically lacking in intelligence, wit, and basic entertainment. I have a deep affection for, and large collection of, terrible lifestyle advice books for women. I expected this book to be in a similar mold, and I was prepared to enjoy it for what it was. I wasn't prepared for an author with a revisionist history view of the 's apparently that was when men really respected women , a surprising love for unfo Ironically lacking in intelligence, wit, and basic entertainment.
I wasn't prepared for an author with a revisionist history view of the 's apparently that was when men really respected women , a surprising love for unfounded evolutionary psychology, and a tenuous grasp of the English language my favorite was when she confused "rubble" for "rabble". In other favorite moments: It was really not that long ago, but you would never know it from how often she mentions Myspace.
To all the people who think that this book is unoriginal and presents nothing new to the rules of etiquette and class, venture out to some public place. Just take a gander at teenage girls these days. Thongs hanging out, bra cups intentionally visible, overall obnoxious ignorance; we need a refresh. I, as a 14 year old, public high school-attending girl, have an inside perspective on what this generation considers polite and acceptable.
This self help is a breath of fresh air. I thought it To all the people who think that this book is unoriginal and presents nothing new to the rules of etiquette and class, venture out to some public place. I thought it was perfectly modern and relevant to today, but incorporated morals and virtues "of the past. Thank you, Jordan Christy! Nov 02, Bookish Jen rated it did not like it. In a world of D-list celebs like table-tossing Real Housewives, teen moms turned porn stars, and famewhores whose last name starts with K, it can be a miracle to find a celebrity we can look up to for her talent, compassion, elegance and all-around good manners.
Because if there is one thing we can use more in this world it is style, class and grace.
Throughout this book Christy cattily calls out women she deems cheap and low-class. What makes a woman cheap and low-class?
Apparently a woman is cheap and low-class if she owns a bedazzled cell phone, wears a mini-skirt and dances on top of tables at nightclubs. Gee, Christy those two horrible bitches could have grown up to be perfectly nice people who live responsible, decent lives. Did you even think of that? Well, I guess not. Instead she name drops celebrities, and behooves the reader to invest in pricey, materialistic items. Christy just has to brag about one of her designer handbags and how everyone is jealous of it. She also intersperses this book with vapid, pointless personality quizzes that make those quizzes you find in Cosmo look like the New York State bar exam.
When it comes to our jobs we should work hard, take on challenging projects and exude a professional attitude. Audrey Hepburn is not a brand to sell books; she was a complex human being. She barely survived World War II as a child. Her parents divorced when she was young. She was estranged from her father and had an icy relationship with her mother. She was married and divorced twice and suffered from several miscarriages. On-screen, Hepburn was so much more than a fashionable gamine. Off-screen, Hepburn could be bawdy, admitted she sometimes cussed, smoked, and enjoyed a glass of Scotch.
She was a devoted mom to her sons Sean and Luca, loved to garden, paint and cook, and spent her final years with the love of her life Robert Wolders. And what was truly inspiring about Hepburn, was her tireless work for UNICEF to help children in third world countries obtain proper nutrition, healthcare and education. Originally Published at the Book Self Blog: The subject is an interesting one, which is why I picked up the book.
However, I have a few issues with it, which is why I have not finished it yet. First of all, the tone of the book, as mentioned by other reviewers, is somewhat annoying. It's written in a very casual manner, almost too casual to accept it as a guide on acting classy. It's as if you can hear the author speaking her words as part of a conversation with a friend. I guess some people like that kind of thing, but for me, it almost t The subject is an interesting one, which is why I picked up the book. I guess some people like that kind of thing, but for me, it almost took away its credibility.
Second, and the reason why I put the book down last night with little intention of picking it up again, is the chapter on relationships with men. There are so many flaws in this chapter. For example, her main argument for the chapter is that men are biologically programed to be hunters, so we should just let them do their thing instead of pursuing relationships ourselves. Hmmm, sounds a lot like the arguments of male superiority that kept women in the back rooms of history for centuries.
She refers to the guy pursuing the girl as being "natural," "old-fashioned," and being "around since the beginning of time. My biggest issues are with the section where she uses anecdotal evidence from ten married men. Clearly, the entire male population is represented by them! What's most upsetting to me is that 4 out of 10 mention that the women had no desire for a relationship with these men, but were eventually worn down.
Maybe it ended up well in these relationships, but for other women, such behavior feels like harassment and stalking. It's sad how many people seem to share Jordan Christy's opinion here. I've heard someone say, "if the guy likes you and treats you well, what more do you want?
View all 4 comments. The thing is, you have to take it with a grain of salt, because the writer is straight up telling you how she thinks you should live your life. Living the Savvy Life: This would be a great book for a girl who is just starting at college Christy shows women how in this guide to glamorous style, professional success and true love At the end of the day, this book is horrible, and I sure hope that people don't think that classy women really walk around thinking they're better than everyone else. The chapter about choosing friends and finding ones that can make you laugh so hard that a soft drink would shoot out your nose was pretty much the nail in the coffin for me.
I guess being classy means allowing yourself to be worn down into a relationship with someone you find unattractive. Some of what she says is good advice, because there definitely is a difference between a woman pursuing a relationship with some one in whom she is interested, and a woman being desperate and borderline crazy. Still, some of those things really should be a given.
It's not a terrible book, but I would by no means call it feminist, as another viewer has.
Maybe if I'm bored I'll pick it back up and finish it. Apr 19, Missy rated it it was amazing. In the introduction, Christy acquaints the reader with the "Stupid Girls," who epitomize the antithesis of living with "It won't be pretty for a while, my friends, but we'll get through it together," from page 73 of Jordan Christy's "How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World" sums up Christy's approach to mentoring women who want to live "with style, class and grace.
In the introduction, Christy acquaints the reader with the "Stupid Girls," who epitomize the antithesis of living with style, class and grace. Christy's aim is to "make intelligent look attractive! Can we do it? Again, I say YES! But first, you must know what you're up against in a Stupid Girl world. It's easy to slide into stupidity with just a few small, bad choices, so we need to be on the lookout for them ahead of time. Her advice may not cover new ground, for example one of her key points is the importance to maintain eye contact during conversation, but what is unique is her ability to convey valuable life lessons in a non-preaching manner.
Instead of lecturing on how a woman should act, Christy shares her insight on how a woman can respect herself. Jordan Christy inspires the reader to demonstrate self respect from how you spend your time to the people you spend time with, from your words to your actions. In a flawless manner, "How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World" nudges the reader into being a stronger woman.
Unforgettable is the best description for "How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World," as well as this reader's rating. This is a fantastic gift for a high school graduate! Oct 29, Gina Denny rated it did not like it. I expected something in the vein of "Girls Gone Mild" - a well-researched exploration of a subculture that encourages women to respect themselves, their partners, and teach their daughters to do the same.
What I got instead was a an extended Cosmo article, complete with quizzes I'm so not kidding , exploiting the Madonna-Whore dichotomy. Sep 07, Grace rated it really liked it Shelves: Our culture is in desperate need of real women with brains, beauty, and self-respect--women who aren't afraid to take risks, dream big, and order.
If we don't do it, who will? Oct 22, Katrina rated it liked it. This little gem is a self help guide for all of those stupid girls in our lives. You know the ones, girls that dress like a street walker, wear far too much make up and drop the f-bomb with, like, every sentence. This books can help them realize the "value of manners, responsibility and modesty.
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Some great women and entertainment if you ask me. Although I don't claim to be a stupid girl, I still learned a few things from this book. A fun look at women. Dec 29, Guarina rated it did not like it Shelves: The author of this book needs some desperate research. The title does not fit at all the contents of the book. It barely discusses HOW to be an Audrey and it is actually very biased.
The book discusses topics like the actions of today's Hollywood society, not to make the first move in a relationship [which in my opinion, is retarded no other word to describe it considering we don't live in the 19th century anymore and it has nothing to do with class], how to "choose your friends", among other The author of this book needs some desperate research. The book discusses topics like the actions of today's Hollywood society, not to make the first move in a relationship [which in my opinion, is retarded no other word to describe it considering we don't live in the 19th century anymore and it has nothing to do with class], how to "choose your friends", among other topics that are, again, not related AT ALL to the topic.
It's overrated and the author discusses more what her grandmother was like [literally, she mentioned her grandmother like 30 times throughout the book] and how she had met many "stupid girls" throughout her life. I think Audrey will revolt in her grave for having her name used for such book.
I wouldn't recommend it at all; the author is clearly no expert in the area, just a girl who had a nice upbringing and thinks she can give society a lesson on class and grace. Sep 13, Amy rated it did not like it. Normally I dont bother to review a book as a star rating kind of says it all for me, but my God did this book piss me off. I say heed the multiple terrible reviews this book has recieved. This is not a book that tells you how to be classy on modern society but rather how to have women go 50 years into the past and lose all the freedoms our grandmothers worked hard for W Normally I dont bother to review a book as a star rating kind of says it all for me, but my God did this book piss me off.
I'm sorry but I cannot be the only one who cried when Angel died in Collins arms, and what was glorious about Maureen finding Mimi in a park nearly frozen to death? Then the author suggests we all throw out our Converse tennis shoes without really justifying that.
After this I must say I stoppes reading so I cannot comment on the second half or so of the book but I can say save your money and skip this one. How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: Book , Genre , nonfiction , Review Tags: Audrey Hepburn , book , Book , christy , class , fashion , genre , how to be a hepburn in a hilton world , how to be a hepburn in a hilton world: Comments 0 Trackbacks 0 Leave a comment Trackback. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email required Address never made public.
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