Synopses & Reviews
Every Fabulous Girl knows that elegant manners, proper thank-you notes, the perfect pair of shoes, and basic social savoir faire
will get you through many, if not most, of lifes occasions. But what about those special situations that every girl encounters—the wince-inducing, hair-curling dilemmas and debacles that can rattle even the most fabulous woman to her core? For those times when perfect table manners wont save the day, The Fabulous Girls Guide to Grace Under Pressure
offers a crash course in extreme etiquette—a scenario-by-scenario, must-have manual for surviving the stickiest, trickiest situations that come your way.
What should you do if you catch your boyfriend in bed with another woman? What if that woman is your best friend? What happens if you get a bit too tipsy at your company party and make an inappropriate comment to your boss? Tackling all areas of urban life—from the workplace, to friendships, to sex and courtship—authors Kim Izzo and Ceri Marsh show you how to overcome even the most excruciating circumstances with the Audrey Hepburn-esque style and finesse that are the hallmark of the Fabulous Girl. Youll learn how to gracefully handle predicaments such as:
• Your ex-boyfriend becomes famous
• Your credit card is declined while youre dining with a client
• Your assistant is trying to get your job
• You get caught having broom-closet sex with a coworker
• You catch your friends complaining about you
• Your shopping buddy gets caught shoplifting
• You decide to call off your wedding at the last minute
No matter how poised and well-mannered you are, the adventurous life of a Fabulous Girl inevitably leads to a few high-stakes dilemmas. Charming, witty, and eminently practical, The Fabulous Girls Guide to Grace Under Pressure arms you with the know-how to stylishly deal with whatever insanity life throws your way—and remain fabulous throughout it all.
"Think of it as an owner's manual for those Sex in the City DVDs: this book allows 'Fabulous Girls' to get under the hood of do-me feminism and fine-tune their own engines with an emphasis on how the FG 'rallies to the cause of decorum.' A follow-up to the popular Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum, the volume continues the first person urban exploits of a young female associate editor at 'Smack!' magazine, which yield charming object lessons in style and manners. What to say after a particularly bad work gaffe, how to communicate clearly with a boyfriend or a booty call, how to let an on-again, off-again paramour (here named 'Nice') down easily about not being ready to live together these are just a few of the situations that Izzo (features editor at Canada's Flare magazine) and Marsh (editor-in-chief at Fashion) handle with aplomb. The book exudes a kind of scrappy elegance and ease in its writing and in its advice, allowing the inner Carrie and Samantha in the souls of 'cubicle dwellers' to emerge with dignity and joy even when money and time are in short supply. As tough and realistic as it is encouraging and supportive, this is a self-help guide for the club-hopper who does not want to forgo a rewarding emotional life." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum meets The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook savvy etiquette for maintaining elegance in the stickiest, trickiest, most outrageous situations in a girl's life.
About the Author
Kim Izzo (right) is the features editor at Canadas Flare magazine and frequently contributes to other major fashion publications. Ceri Marsh is the editor in chief at Fashion magazine. Friends since college, Izzo and Marsh are the authors of The Fabulous Girls Guide to Decorum, an international bestseller. They write a weekly etiquette column, “Urban Decorum,” for Canadas national newspaper The Globe and Mail, and have appeared on numerous radio and television programs.