How to Be Lovely

How to Be Lovely : The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life

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A beloved icon who put the 'haute' in 'couture' and found success as an actress, a mother and a humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn was an expert in the art of being a woman. The waifish star and muse of Givenchy was quite the sage as well, turning out insightful quotes on topics of concern to women the world over: careers, love lives, motherhood, relationships and ageing gracefully, among others. Writer Melissa Hellstern has spent five years collecting some of the late icon's most remarkable words in this beautifully designed and produced book filled with rare photos, behind-the-scenes stories and insights from the friends who knew Hepburn well.

Enduring the challenges of womanhood - miscarriages, divorce and the balancing act of career and family - Audrey Hepburn exuded dignity and humility through her successes and failures, and women of all ages will find inspiration among these pages. More philosophy than biography, 'How to be Lovely' revisits the many interviews Audrey gave over the years, allowing us to hear her voice directly. 'How to be Lovely' uncovers the real Audrey, in her own words.

Audrey Hepburn perfected the art of gracious living and is an enduring, relevant and inspiring role model for women today. She found her way into the hearts of millions who grew up wanting to be just like her. A 'Los Angeles Times' bestseller, the book is supported by

More philosophy than biography, Hepburn perfected the art of gracious living
Includes rare photos of the Rat Pack's 'Princess'
Hepburn is an enduring - and commercial - icon
The real Audrey - in her own words
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 138 x 182 x 22mm | 421.85g
  • Portico
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Black & white photography throughout
  • 1861059329
  • 9781861059321
  • 36,899

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This hybrid mini-biography/female empowerment manual goes down like a soothing tonic for the 21st-century woman attempting to juggle life, career, family and, if there's time, fashion.' - 'Publishers Weekly'
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About Melissa Hellstern

A writer in Chicago, Melissa Hellstern spent five years researching the life and words of Audrey Hepburn. 'How to be Lovely' is her first book of this kind.
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