Synopses & Reviews
Princesses come from all walks of life. Who doesn't love to be pampered and indulged? Now there's Princess: You Know Who You Are,
a charming, witty, and irresistably stylish guide for the inner princess in every woman. Based on the author's wildly successful 'zine by the same name, Princess
celebrates the shopping habits, jobs, parties, dating, beauty, and personality of the princess in all her crowning glory. Beginning with a handy PSAT (Princess Self-Assessment Test), you can determine whether you are a "Half Carat" or an "If I Can Lift My Hand, It's Not Big Enough" Princess through questions such as: “I'm always late for . . . (a) work; (b) dates; or (c) parties thrown in my honor." Sophistication maven Francesca Castagnoli then puts the glitter on such gems as:
•Princess at the Workplace: The Art of Profashionalism
•Effective Entertaining: How to Use Parties as an Opportunity for Dressing Up, Guilt-Free Redecorating, and Orgasms
•Tiaras: Not Just for Weddings Anymore
•Prince Charming: How to Tell Whether Your Current Lover Is an Impulse Buy or a Luxury Item.
Whether she’s funky, crunchy, geeky, or chic, inside every woman is a princess ready to pursue the highest possible standards for herself. With sparkling illustrations and hilarious how-to insights, Princess is her special invitation to the ball.
In the tradition of "The Preppy Handbook" and "The BAP Handbook," here is a charming, witty guide for the inner princess in every woman.
Welcome, Your Highness.
If youve picked up this book, you know who you are. You have a taste for lifes finer things: champagne with breakfast, custom lingerie, and kitten heels—even in the snow. At the office, youre a corporate merger of style and substance, flawlessly handling the most difficult clients or performing life-saving surgery wearing snakeskin stilettos. Your romances play out like De Beers moments (well, in your mind anyway). And above all, you know instinctively that the real road to enlightenment begins with entitlement.
Princess is a celebration of the princess in every woman—a witty, delightful handbook for building your own happily ever after. Youll learn (and raise!) your PQ (Princess Quotient), tackle the PSAT (Princess Self-Assessment Test), and answer the age-old princess question: Is having it all ever really enough? Paying homage to the fine art of pampering, the princess rules of entertaining, the princess pooch, and of course, Prince Charming, Princess is sure to be a favorite. After all, its about you.
About the Author
FRANCESCA CASTAGNOLI is a senior writer for Self. In addition to launching the successful Princess ‘zine, she has held staff positions at Harper's Bazaar, Cosmo Girl!, and Mademoiselle. She lives in New York City. Illustrator IZAK ZENOUs work frequently appears in advertising for Barneys and Henri Bendel.