Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum

Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 142 x 206 x 22mm | 358.34g
  • Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
  • Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 20 B/W DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT
  • 0767910109
  • 9780767910101

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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-holdingprotocol 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.show more

About Marsh Ceri Izzo Kim

Kim Izzo is the features editor at Canada’s Flare magazine and frequently contributes to other major fashion publications. Previously, she worked as a field producer for “Entertainment Tonight” and “Access Hollywood.” Ceri Marsh is the fashion news director at Fashion magazine. Friends since college, Izzo and Marsh write a weekly etiquette column, “Urban Decorum,” for Canada’s national newspaper, The Toronto Globe and Mail. They have been guests on numerous radio and television programs and live in Toronto, Canada.show more

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