Author: Jordan Christy
Publisher: Center Street
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
Genre: Self-Help, Guides, And Advice
I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley in return for an honest review
From the moment I started reading How To Be A Hepburn In A Kardashian World, I was left a little confused. First of all, the Author mentioned a book she had written before with a very similar title – this is supposed to be the updated version. She made it sound like an awfully distasteful book, which left me curious enough to consider trying to find a copy after I finished reading this one. But I chose against it, after reading this book.
Which brings me to the second confusing point: What exactly was the target audience in mind? The info presented in the book – however useful was packaged for the older teenager, maybe young twenties, but contained information that should be directed toward a young teen – who really needs to hear the message of self-respect, courteous behavior, and social media self-discipline. By the time someone reaches the age of an older teen or a woman of just 20, they will either not care about this type of info, or have (hopefully) already heard all of that from home.
The last point I want to make is, that I doubt that many teens and young adults know who she is referencing when choosing a title mentioning Kathrine Hepburn (unless they are a movie buff), or in some cases even Princess Diana. It makes the book sound dated and out of touch.Book Review: How To Be a Hepburn In A Kardashian World by Jordan Christy Click To Tweet
Keep in mind, I am a good 20 years older than the Author, she could be my daughter, in fact, I have a daughter that would fall intended audiences age range, which is what interested me in this book in the first place, so I am familiar with their mindset.
This book would bore her.
2.5 out of 5 Stars
Though fashions may change, certain things never go out of style–like your favorite little black dress that can take you from a business meeting to a dinner party to a night on the town. But what makes it work is not the dress, it’s how you present yourself while wearing it. A woman who is polite, well spoken, gracious, charming, and thoughtful is always welcome though such women appear to be in short supply these days! Despite the headline-grabbing antics of certain flashy celebutantes, most of us would rather have respect–for ourselves and from our family, friends, and colleagues.
In this fully revised and updated edition, you will learn how to:
Appear polished without sacrificing your personal style,
Develop skills and discover interests to boost your self-confidence,
Find your true friendships and make them stronger,
Date Mr. Right instead of hooking up with Mr. Right Now,
Land the perfect internship and your first job,
Have a fun night without the risk of a social media faux pas.
With this insightful guide, you’ll be loving life with style, class, and grace in no time!