The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Grace Under Pressure

The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Grace Under Pressure : Extreme Etiquette for the Stickiest, Trickiest, Most Outrageous Situations of Your Life

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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 life's 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 won't save the day, "The Fabulous Girl's 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. You'll learn how to gracefully handle predicaments such as:
- Your ex-boyfriend becomes famous
- Your credit card is declined while you're 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 Girl's 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.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 146.3 x 206.2 x 25.1mm | 458.14g
  • BROADWAY BOOKS
  • English
  • 0767915488
  • 9780767915489
  • 2,262,713

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Praise for "The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum
"Bright and snappy, witty as well as wise . . . "The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum hauls Ms. Manners into the new millennium." --"Elle
"Charming and whimsical." --"USA Today
"In a world filled with random acts of rudeness, it is refreshing to read a book that dares young woman to be 'grand'--in the same way that Jackie Onassis, Holly Golightly and Coco Chanel were models of taste and diplomacy." --"Toronto Globe and Mail
"["The Fabulous Girl's Guide to Decorum] assumes the voice of a truly excellent girlfriend, who gently advises but never reprimands, no matter how shocking the situation." --"Toronto Star
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A worst-case scenario survival guide for every Fabulous Girl--how to navigate the craziest, most outlandish situations you encounter and remain poised and elegant throughout it all
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 life's 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 won't save the day, "The Fabulous Girl's 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. You'll learn how to gracefully handle predicaments such as:
Your ex-boyfriend becomes famous
Your credit card is declined while you're 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 decideto 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 Girl's 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.
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About Kim Izzo

Kim Izzo (right) is the features editor at Canada’s 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 Girl’s Guide to Decorum, an international bestseller. They write a weekly etiquette column, “Urban Decorum,” for Canada’s national newspaper The Globe and Mail, and have appeared on numerous radio and television programs.
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