The Art and Power of Being a Lady

The Art and Power of Being a Lady

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by Noelle Cleary, Dini von Mueffling, Dini Von Mueffling
     
 

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"Lady." Let's face it: the word brings to mind a host of associations‚ many of which call to mind costume dramas or tea-sipping debutantes. That is, until The Art and Power of Being a Lady‚ the book that brushes the cobwebs off and makes "lady" relevant to every girl and woman — whether her role model is Audrey Hepburn, Oprah

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"Lady." Let's face it: the word brings to mind a host of associations‚ many of which call to mind costume dramas or tea-sipping debutantes. That is, until The Art and Power of Being a Lady‚ the book that brushes the cobwebs off and makes "lady" relevant to every girl and woman — whether her role model is Audrey Hepburn, Oprah Winfrey, Madeleine Albright, Lauryn Hill, or Mia Hamm. In an era when looking out for one another and taking the high road is too often lost in the shuffle, today's lady has not forgotten what's important. She is kind and considerate without being a doormat. She's assertive, but never a bully. She is sexy without being vulgar. She has great style but is never superficial. She gives back without asking for kudos. And from now on, the perfect word to describe her is "lady."

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According to the authors, the grace and dignity of a true lady are to be revered, not dismissed as remnants of some previous sexist age. Discussing the elegant civility of ladies such as Audrey Hepburn and Rosa Parks, they show that such genial self-possession has always been a sign of empowerment.

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ISBN-13:
9780802139412
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
173
Sales rank:
663,979
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 7.24(h) x 0.20(d)

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The Art and Power of Being a Lady 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the book, as these days it seems that so many women are concentrating on rudeness and think that is cool. Nice to know that the lessons I learned as a young woman still apply. We get so caught up in dealing with life that we forget that some of us have a learned gift of being both womanly and a real lady. Wish they had a high school or college class on how to accomplish this level of social intelligence for young women today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Noelle and I, the co-authors of this book, are overwhelmed with all the positive feedback we are getting and the amazing media coverage. We are delighted that our readers 'get' the book - that a lady is a modern woman who is above all considerate of others, has grace, dignity, style, a sense of humor about herself and is socially responsible. Think Oprah, Audrey Hepburn, Venus Williams, Julianna Margulies, Madeleine Albright, Rosa Parks, Christy Turlington, Mia Hamm, Michelle Yeoh and Candice Bergen and you'll understand what we're trying to say - a lady is not the least bit the image of a stuffy marm. Nor does she have to be famous as the 200 respondents who participated in a survey that was a basis for the book knew and told us. A lady is who you are, inside and out; someone others want to know and who succeeds, whether she's a stay at home mother or a ceo. We hope you enjoy The Art and Power of Being a Lady!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Summary of book: 'What is a lady? A lady is a woman who conducts herself with grace, charm and dignity. Ladies are graceful and have self-respect. A lady is treats people with charm and respect, because they have dignity and pride. We surveyed a bunch of ladies and they all agreed that a lady has confidence, grace, and dignity. Oprah, Candice Bergen, Julia Roberts and Juliana Margulies are all ladies they respect themselves and act with grace. Juliana Margulies loves to wear pants.' I cannot finish it.