How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living with Style, Class, and Grace

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In a society driven by celebutante 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 luster as thongs, rehab and outrageous behavior burn up the daily headlines. But, despite appearances, guys still want a girl they can take home to their mom, 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 ...
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Overview

In a society driven by celebutante 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 luster as thongs, rehab and outrageous behavior burn up the daily headlines. But, despite appearances, guys still want a girl they can take home to their mom, 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599951836
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Publication date: 8/13/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 53,489
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet 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.
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  • Posted November 11, 2009

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    Very useful!

    Jordan Christy uses her experience of the music and media business to create a guide for girls that want to resemble Audrey Hepburn and acquire her class and charm. Jordan explains that kindness is a necessity for finding and keeping real friends, taking care of your responsibilities will get you that job promotion, and that by keeping your virginity until marriage, your boyfriend will respect you even more. These things may be hard to understand at first glance, but Jordan teaches them in a simple way and you will soon catch on. So open this book! And see how to be and act like a real woman.

    In How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World, it was sometimes hard to be respectful of the author and what she was trying to teach when she talked nastily about "stupid girls". She could have went about writing the first part of the book in a different way that included all the girls that wanted to become classy, even ones with a not-so-pleasant past, but after the first 15 pages, she started to ease off a bit. I enjoyed a lot of things from this book, ones that I had to share with everyone that crossed my path, and I thank the author for using such an easily understood yet classy vocabulary. My favorite thing to read was the true short stories of how couples became married couples. It was really cute! The tips on how to dress made me feel a lot better about shopping, about how I'm not the only one with the problem of fitting into the right pair of jeans. This book really taught me how to become more of a graceful and respected, classy young adult. I recommend every teenage girl to read it before that first date or first job interview!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2011

    Great Read!!

    This book was easy to read and also gave helpful little tips about everything you need to know about how to be a classy lady. Very funny and filled with interesting quotes and advice. I loved this book!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2012

    Author is extremely judgemental

    An easy read and I should anticipate it to be judgemental but some of the things the authors states is completely out of line. For half of the book I was completely pissed at the author to still have 50's stereotypical mindset. She calls herself a feminist but do things that are against "feminism" making her a hypocrite, shallow human being, and other words she'll consider too "Paris". Waste of money DO NOT BUY!!!!

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 10, 2009

    This Book is Excellent and Overdue!

    I loved this book and believe it should be mandatory reading for any females (ages 15-50) who think it's attractive to drop the "F" bomb, not pick up a newspaper, use the words "umm" and "like" and who believe that playing dumb makes her more appealing to others.

    The first chapter is "Stupid Girls" and we all know afew of them. The women and girls who have a limited vocabulary and come off as uneducated.

    The chapters get better and better and I believe that every smart, classy , educated female should purchase this book and pass it on to someone who can benefit from it (and we all know someone who can). I actually finished my copy and left it on the desk of a 42 year old colleague who thinks it's "cool" to drop the "F" bomb everytime she opens her mouth. She also dresses like a 12 year old slob, brags about all of the rock concerts she needs to take off of work to attend (yes, she's 42) and constantly feels the need to compromise every conversation! Hopefuly, she will read this book and improve herself.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

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    No real advice

    Most of the book is the author ranting about why we need to be Hepburns instead of Hiltons, but she doesn't really give any concrete advice on how to do so. It's more of a call to action than a "how to" book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2012

    It..

    It kinda changed my life. I look at things differently and think about things twice now.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

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    Excellent advice

    Overpriced for the money. Only 138 pages on my nook. Too much celebrity name dropping and quotations for my taste. If we're not to care about celebrities or even popular opinion, then why all the quotes? Better to affirm your advice with concrete examples than nice-girl celebrity quotes. Otherwise, a commonsense book explaining that classic virtues never go out of style. Nice gift for a teenage girl or collegiate woman.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2010

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    A fun and useful read

    Christy does an excellent job of being timely and relevant in her examples and resources. How to Be a Hepburn isn't meant to be authoritative but motivational, and I think she achieves that balance.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2010

    A Must Read

    A good book for any woman today. Let's bring back class!

    Oh, but I didn't know there was an age limit to going to rock concerts....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Not what I expected

    This book is awful! It's just quotes from other authors/people mixed with this authors observations. Unless you are a "Hilton" girl this book is not going to interest you. I'm pretty sure "Hilton" girls this book refers to do not read books. Would not recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Good!

    This is actually a really good book! The book gives great advice and it is an easy read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    Good light read but for younger crowd.

    I took this book with me along with another along the same genre on vacation. This one is geared to a bit younger crowd than my other Hepburn pick. If you are over 23 pass on this one. If you are giving to a teen or young adult, it is very readable but can be a bit on the preachy side. I recommend "What Would Audrey Do?" instead of if you must choose.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Definitely a must read for both, mother & daughter

    I love everything about this book. My daughter received it for Christmas from us and I bought my own copy to read along with her. As she would finish each chapter we reviewed it together to ask/answer any questions. Girls today need more class in their lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Loved it!

    This is a book that mothers should require their teenage daughters to read! I'm in my mid-twenties so i feel like i may be a bit old for this book. I aleady have discovered a lot of the points that the book makes. But other than that awesome book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Great book!

    I bought this book for a friend, and she loved it! It was a little smaller sized than I expected, but not smaller in value :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    Read me

    Anyone wanna have nook sex

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Lantern

    I know that you are cody

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Charlie to cody and donny

    Dont be mean to her jerks

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Lea to luke

    Go to friendship res 1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Its

    Lee ahh

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