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on January 9, 2002
With charisma and style also comes confidence and refinement, and there is an old adage that says, "if you do not have style, you do not have class." There are those who think they posess class but, alas, do not even know the meaning of the word. Class has nothing to do with wealth, social standing, or power. There are many among the rich and famous who would not know class and style if it fell upon them, and those living in poverty who exude as much, if not more, class and style than princes and princesses.
These authors certainly know how to be liberated, chic, sophisticated and vivacious but well-mannered, warm, down-to-Earth and human. They can tell you how to set a formal table just as professionally as any restuarant known for it's fine cuisine. Are you afraid of asking for that raise or promotion you feel you deserve, or not sure how to go about it? You may find the answers in this book. The authors even help you improve you social skills and personal image. This is an absolutely fantastic book, and one any woman who wants to improve her image will be happy and thankful to own. The authors even offer advice on that romantic interlude, that is, when to turn from that cozy, intimate dinner scene to the bedroom. Personally, I still believe each woman, if she is using her head rather than her hormones, is her own best judge. I think it is important, not only as a woman myself but one who counsels women, that women do not sell themselves short. I have seen that happen far too often. As the book quickly points out, with confidence, compassion, super social skills, respect for others and an outgoing, but not snobby or vain, personality, one can work towards the goal of reaching their full potential. Why settle for average or good, if you know you have the potential to be great at whatever your aspirations may be? If you are truly into self-improvement and are committed to achieving your goals, read this book for it contains a ton of useful and important information.