Class With the Countess

Class With the Countess

How to Live With Elegance and Flair

Book - 2009
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The glamorous star of Bravo's hit show The Real Housewives of New York City makes it easy to be elegant, with contemporary etiquette tips and a complete course in the art of sophisticated living.

Countess LuAnn de Lesseps knows firsthand that class is a state of mind, not a birthright. Raised in Connecticut-half French Canadian, half Native American-she worked as a nurse before she started modeling. On her first trip to Europe, she was awed by the lifestyle of the Italians and stayed, eventually becoming a television personality. At a dinner party in Gstaad, she began a fairytale romance with Alexandre Count de Lesseps, a French aristocrat of the Suez Canal dynasty, who made her a countess.

Through all of her experiences, she learned that class comes from within - and that elegance and taste can be acquired. Now she shares her savvy advice and her inspiring story in Class with the Countess , featuring:

*The Art of Being Yourself (In Any Situation): with tips for making a stellar first impression, exuding self-confidence, and dressing with style
*The Art of Making Other People Comfortable: covering dazzling opening lines, table manners, and how to entertain with ease and grace
*The Art of Seduction: brimming with ways to make yourself alluring to everyone you meet, including how to make a man feel good about himself
The twenty-first century's answer to Emily Post, the Countess gives a new generation of women a lively and incomparable guide to modern social graces.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781592404681
Branch Call Number: 395 LES 2009
Characteristics: xiii, 258 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Reverand, Diane


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Jul 14, 2013

I like the idea of learning about how to handle oneself in social situations, but most etiquette books are too antiquated and formal to be applicable to real life. I checked this book out because it seemed like it would suit a more modern lifestyle- I was rather disappointed.

The focus of the book seemed to be more on how the author felt the world should behave. Some of her points were fair and honest, I'll admit, but her overall nagging tone and self-righetousness really bothered me. A lot of her advice I will not be taking to heart.

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