The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum

The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum

by Kim Izzo, Ceri Marsh
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The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum by Kim Izzo, Ceri Marsh

Good manners will make you fabulous. Good manners will make you sexy. The well-mannered get invited to more dinner parties, see their career aspirations blossom, and have a wider array of friends and eligible suitors. So if you want to become your most fabulous self, read on–The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum is your ticket to becoming the girl you want to be.

Authors Kim Izzo and Ceri Marsh know first-hand that today’s young women require etiquette advice that speaks to their modern sensibilities. Yes, we girls need to know how to write a perfect thank-you note and set a proper table–but we also need to know how to handle a one-night stand, how to ask for a promotion, what to wear at an art opening, and when a budding romance should move from supper to sex.

With The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum, Izzo and Marsh have written the etiquette guide for the new millennium and created the ultimate icon of style for the 21st century: The Fabulous Girl. She’s liberated but chic, impeccably mannered but never a snob, confident but compassionate, full of verve instead of vanity. She’s the epitome of Audrey Hepburn-esque style and savoire faire at the workplace, at a dinner party, and even in the bedroom.

The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum addresses all aspects of urban life, including careers, friendships, families, entertaining, socializing, romance, and sex (these days they don’t necessarily go hand in hand!) and provides invaluable advice on how to navigate these tricky waters with unfailing grace. From what to wear at a power lunch to how to behave at a film premier, Izzo and Marsh address topics such as:
· Coping with an office backstabber
· Taxi and door-holding protocol on dates
· How to handle an affair with the boss
· Hosting the perfect dinner party
· How to handle fair weather friends
· Protocol for first-night sex
· The 10 things an FG will always have in her handbag
· Saving face when a male buddy has become too attached
Charming, witty and eminently practical, The Fabulous Girl’s Guide to Decorum is as essential as the little black dress and a must for every young woman’s bookshelf.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385259903
Publisher: Doubleday Canada Limited
Publication date: 04/24/2001
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kim Izzo is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to various newspapers and magazines including The Globe and Mail, Report on Business magazine, Style, FASHION magazine and Flare. She has also worked in television as a field producer for several years on series such as Harrowsmith Country Life, Flare TV, Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood. Kim currently divides her time between Los Angeles and Toronto.

Ceri Marsh is the fashion news director at FASHION magazine, and was previously fashion editor at The Globe and Mail. Her articles have appeared frequently in magazines such as Toronto Life, Saturday Night, Report on Business magazine and Flare.

Marsh and Izzo currently write a weekly etiquette column for The Globe and Mail entitled "Urban Decorum."

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Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Great gift for the 20 something crowds. Especially for those who need it. Fun to read and you learn too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book for all women. The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum is entertaining and stands as a guide to life as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definitely a must-read for any woman who is self-aware and has a lot going for her but just might need to be clued in to seemingly inconsequential etiquette conundrums. I don't understand how anyone wouldn't love the advice this books gives, after all, who knew how easy it could be to throw a flawless dinner party?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!! This is the definite how to guide for the modern woman!!! I recommened this book to any young women in need of a real good book!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an avid reader of etiquette books of all sorts, I was quite disappointed with this one. In fact, this one is so smutty that there are pages I have actually torn out for fear my dear niece might think their advice is indeed 'fabulous' (NOT!). It reads more like a story and less like a how-to. While somewhat entertaining, the overuse of profanity was shockingly matter how seemingly liberating. Don't waste your money on this can buy mine!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderfully realistic and inspirational approach to modern living. Finally, an etiquette book for the woman of today! It is practical, witty, sexy, and "fabulous" as one can get!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What should have been a witty and smart book on etiquette based on the cover and the editorial review turned out to be a smutty book on getting away with being bad. There's nothing clever or unique about being a bad girl and it certainly isn't 'fabulous' being without a sense of what's really proper. These girls haven't thought out the long-term consequences of their advice. Fortunately, others have so pass on this one and go get a real book on how to behave with dignity, grace, and charm.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first few chapters and the last few were worthy reading. That's why they got two stars. About 65% of the book was a bit much to bear. The target audience seemed to be pretty narrow -- single women with a New York city type attitude. Personally, I prefer the New York style of dressing but they probably should have found a way to carry their views over to the majority of the population -- like women in the suburbs, married women, women with children. Each of these groups could use some fabulous girls, right? The title of the book is a little deceiving. I was less than impressed with their free use of four letter words and bathroom terminology. The authors obviously forgot that a 'fabulous girl' should probably also be a 'classy' girl. I'm still pained by my purchase of this book. It was probably the biggest waste of my reading time yet. Sorry girls!