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

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

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by Jordan Christy
     
 

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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

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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 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:
08/13/2009
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
131,087
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

As author of How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World, Jordan Christy has been featured everywhere from The Today Show to the London Times. She has traveled around the country and spoken to thousands of young women about living with style, class, and grace. Jordan continues to write and lives in Nashville, TN with her family.

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How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living with Style, Class, and Grace 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
GirlwiththeBraids More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It kinda changed my life. I look at things differently and think about things twice now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Hthr39 More than 1 year ago
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....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is actually a really good book! The book gives great advice and it is an easy read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
TexasStarVA More than 1 year ago
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.
JennyMcLean More than 1 year ago
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.
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This book is absolutely darling and such an easy read! :)
HepburnBA More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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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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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