Friday, September 4, 2009

Giveaway: How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World by Jordan Christy

This book needs to win a prize just on the title alone!

My friends over at Hachette Book Group have been too kind in putting up with me this week. I'm a little punchy -- it's a whole puppy/lack of sleep thing, which I'll get to another day -- but I think they are trying really hard to get me out of my funk (and out of their hair) by allowing me to give away two books this month. Actually, I think her words might have been, "Alison, if we give you TEN books to give away this month, will you stop bugging my assistant?"

Of the TEN books, there are FIVE copies of Jordan Christy's new book, How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living With Style, Class and Grace. Nothing makes me happier than sharing the gift of reading. Hopefully, you people won't be doing it at 3am while smelling dog farts. Ok. Enough about my week. On to the sweet smell of the printed page!

Considering this book has something to do with grace and class, I probably shouldn't be talking about dog farts. My bad. Let's hope I learn something from Ms. Christy that would make my Aunt Betsy proud.

About the Book:

How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World: The Art of Living With Style, Class, and Grace by Jordan Christy
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Center Street (August 13, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1599951835
ISBN-13: 978-1599951836


In a society driven by celebutante news and myspace profiles, women of class, style and charm are hard to come by. The Audrey and Katharines of the world continue to lose their lustre as thongs, rehab and outrageous behaviour burn up the daily headlines. But, despite appearances, guys still want a girl they can take home to their mother, employers still like to see a tailored suit and peers still respect classy conduct. So is it possible to maintain old fashioned virtues in a modern world without looking like a starchy Amish grandma? Christy shows women how in this guide to glamorous style, professional success and true love...the classy way. Full of fun assignments, notable names and real-life examples, Christy offers a new look at seemingly 'old fashioned' advice. She covers diet, speech, work ethic, friends, relationships, manners, makeup and fashionable yet modest clothing, showing modern ladies how they can be beautiful, intelligent and fun while retaining values and morals.

Here's How the Giveaway Works:

- The giveaway will run from today through Friday, September 18, 2009
- Winners will be chosen at random and announced here on Saturday, September 19th
- To enter, leave a comment below. Don't forget to include your e-mail address!
- For an extra entry, mention my giveaway on your blog, and link the post below.
- For an extra-extra entry, answer me this: Have you ever owned an etiquette guide? If so, did you read/reference to it?
- Contest is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada
- No P.O. Boxes!

Many thanks to Hachette Book Group for making me so happy on such a rough week. I am one lucky book blogger!

Check out my other super-cool September Giveaway: The Blue Star by Tony Earley


Wanda said...

Please enter my name in your wonderful draw. Thanks.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Wanda said...

No, I don't think I've ever owned an etiquette book.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Chad Sayban said...

That really is a great title!

Jessica said...

Count me in for your giveaway please. Thanks.

etirv said...

I would like to be entered!


etirv said...

I referred to my Emily Post etiquette guide!


Loreleispirit said...

I'm not sure if it really counts as an etiquette book, but I just finished A Season of Splendor - The Court of Mrs. Astor and it was chock full of etiquette lesson for the Gilded Age. In any case this giveaway book seems quite charming and I'd love to enter.

coldshot_78 at hotmail

bookbliss said...

This looks really good! I think if I don't win, I'll see if my library has it. I haven't ever owned such a guide.

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Dog Farts LOL, I really enjoyed your post :) We have kitties at my place so I could use a little Hepburn in my life - especially since I seem to spend half my life vacuuming up hair balls :P

Anyway, I'd so love to get to read this - thank you and the Hachette Group for such a generous giveaway.

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

In answer to your Q: No, I've never owned an Etiquitte Guide - but I think my mother must have LOL - she was HUGE on manners and etiquitte (am I even spelling this right haha?). To this day I still cringe when I hear children interrupt adults in conversation, oh - we were ALL ABOUT manners at my house. :)

Anonymous said...

Count me in!

Jenn V

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in your drawing.

newchick at gmail dot com

Barb said...

Please count me in this giveaway. Thanks

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

Barb said...

I owned a book about etiquette (Emily Post) during my teenage years, a longlong time ago. I read it and referred to it occassionally.

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

Judi at THE FAITH GROUP said...

Hook me up, sister!


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