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Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Ladyby Derek Blasberg
Synopses & Reviews
If you've ever wondered how to climb the social ladder with grace, how to feel confident in every situation, or even how to make a lasting impression (but not the kind that lands you on the latest "Worst Dressed List") — Derek Blasberg is here, with quotes and secrets from all the socialites so girls everywhere can learn how to have class.
This hilarious handbook will provide everything you need to know about fashion, socializing, dating, and etiquette. With tons of practical tips and tools for learning to flaunt what you've got, dozens of specific how-tos, common no-nos, and huge blunders that even smart girls make, this tongue-in-cheek book will train you to be a lady, and not a tramp
"'I can categorize the young women I've met through my trials and travails into two groups: ladies and tramps,' writes Blasberg in the introduction to this modern manners book. With a clean design that makes excellent use of line art and photographs, the book discusses dressing properly ('Unless you're a cheerleader or prepubescent little girl, there is no reason to run around town in a half tee'), social graces, making friends, finding love, and facing temptation, as well as works of art, film, and literature ladies should know. Blasberg acknowledges the mixed messages directed at young women, while encouraging levelheadedness and precaution (readers might want to double-check certain claims; he states that herpes 'can be communicated through toilet seats'). But underlying Blasberg's arch (and entertaining) voice are good intentions — and decent advice. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
With tons of practical tips and tools for learning to flaunt what they've got, dozens of specific how-tos, common no-nos, and huge blunders that even smart girls make, this tongue-in-cheek book will train readers to be a lady, and not a tramp.
Essential (and emotionally intelligent) etiquette tips are packaged here alongside hilarious "Dick and Jane"-style illustrations. Laugh and learn.
On the one hand, nobody wants to be a dick. On the other hand, dicks are everywhere! They cut in line, talk behind our backs, recline into our seats, and even have the power to morph into trolls online. Their powers are impressive, but with a little foresight and thoughtfulness, we can take a stand against dickishness today. How Not to Be a Dick is packed with honest and straightforward advice, but it also includes playful illustrations showing two well-meaning (but not always well behaved) young people as they confront moments of potential dickishness in their everyday lives. Sometimes they falter, sometimes they triumph, but they always seek to find a better way. And with their help, you can too.
Derek Blasberg is back with more brilliant commentary on what makes a lady truly classy. With all the razor-sharp insights of Classy plus new, never-before-seen pages packed with Derek's signature wit and timeless tips, VeryClassy is the best - and the only - resource for the up-to-the minute, modern young woman.
Today's fast-maturing youth culture is confounded by a whole slew of classy conundrums. Like, "Is a funeral an acceptable place to meet a guy?" (No, the point of a funeral is to ponder how someone has touched your life, not how you hope someone is going to touch you later that night). And, "Should I wear my Wonderbra to the gym?" (No! Gyms are for exercise, not cleavage.)
Even if you're so confident, you've been attracting guys like a honey-dipped man magnet for years - VeryClassy still has something for you. This illustrated volume is packed with advice for the girl who doesn't want to be a Relationship Chameleon, the girl who understands that skinny fat is worse than just plain fat, and the girl who needs a little help discovering the silver lining of a hangover. Very Classy is the ultimate guide for discerning this generationÕs ladies from the tramps.
About the Author
Blasberg is currently the editor of VMAN, the Editor at Large of Harper's Bazaar, and the Senior Special Projects Editor at Vmagazine. Blasberg also regularly contributes to additional publications, most often the several international editions of Harper's Bazaar, Interview, 10 and London's Sunday Times.
Blasberg is currently based in New York City, where he lives with a dachshund named Monster.
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