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Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons From The World's Most Elegant Woman Hardcover – September 1, 2009
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“Anyone with a good sense of humor should hugely enjoy, or should I say enjoie, Karen Karbo's funny and stylish take on Coco Chanel. Like a little black dress, this handy life guide will take you from day into evening. K.K. on C.C.: oui, oui!”―Henry Alford, author of How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They are Still on This Earth)
"Wise, witty, and refreshingly colloquial, The Gospel According to Coco Chanel is an enchanting tour through the complex, often controversial life of fashion icon Chanel. Filled with relevant life lessons for the modern woman, this book is Karbo at her irrepressible best."
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―Henry Alford, author of How to Live: A Search for Wisdom from Old People (While They Are Still on This Earth)
“Wise, witty, and refreshingly colloquial, The Gospel According to Coco Chanel is an enchanting tour through the complex, often controversial life of fashion icon Chanel. Filled with relevant life lessons for the modern woman, this book is Karbo at her irrepressible best.”
―Hilary Black, editor of The Secret Currency of Love: The Unabashed Truth About Women, Money, and Relationships
- Publisher : skirt!; First edition (September 1, 2009)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 225 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1599215233
- ISBN-13 : 978-1599215235
- Item Weight : 0.952 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.6 x 1 x 7.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #103,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Author, Karen Karbo, respects her subject and her audience. With humor and reverence, she reminds us of who brought us the clothes, accessories and perfume, that we love, and that enhance our existence even today. Karbo recognizes that Chanel was and is a lifestyle package that is just as relevant today in the 21st Century as it was in the 20th Century. She imparts the historical facts and wisdom of this fashion icon with a fun and very readable writing technique. It was interesting to hear how Chanel influenced the writer. The writer sympathetically and honestly brought Chanel to life for us to enjoy. Thanks, Ms. Karbo.
I'm amazed at some of the reviews, and that such reviewers would actually pick up a book about Coco Chanel. This woman was a wacky little creature. Karbo dissects such wackiness with humor (very dry, some may not get it) and MUCH insight. She wasn't so much as saying that in this day and age you might as well shoot yourself if you're not married by 31..(according to one reviewer, New York is different), she was saying that with societal norms as they were (and are), it takes a certain personality to NOT choose the traditional route and forge ahead with your dreams. Chanel had many suitors and could have easily chosen one to marry, but we probably wouldn't be reading books about her now. Yes, she CHOSE to stay single. She was married to her dresses, as Karbo says. Would Oprah be Oprah if she had ever married Stedman? Who knows? Would Martha Stewart be who she is had she stayed married? Again, we don't know, but marriage may not be an option for some of our greatest and most creative women.
Karbo doesn't so much write about her life, as some reviewers have stated. This book is ALL about Coco Chanel. However, Karbo adds her little side stories about her trying to acquire an actual Chanel jacket, which I think is cute. Her writing style makes her seem like she could be your funniest girlfriend. And I'm jealous she had a grandmother that designed Hollywood costumes!
By Shelby on July 11, 2017
"The Gospel" did give me a few laughs and I did learn a few things about the woman behind the suit and LBD which is all I ask for or require from any book. I do recommend this to anybody that wants an interesting read. I only have one suggestion for the author the next time she sits herself down in front of the computer: don't take the competitors of Chanel personally. She fought all of Chanel's battles all over again as if she, Karbo, had been directly spoken to.
On the whole, Karbo did a great job. Thanks for the education and best explanation of a very mystical woman's life.
It is extremely poorly written. It reads like a bad conversation with someone who is trying too hard to be funny and isn't really saying anything in the process.
I love books, never have I regretted buying one up until now.