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What Would Audrey Do? Hardcover – April 10, 2008
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This utterly charming book is a clever blend of biography and commentary that is meant to show us how we can emulate one of the all-time style icons not only in her fashion sense, but also in the remarkable way she lived her life.
The book travels somewhat chronologically through Audrey's life: through her childhood experiences in the war, her fantastic rise to stardom, her failures and successes in love and marriage, her dedication to charity, and finally to her passing from cancer in 1993. Woven into the elucidation of the many chapters of Audrey's life are author Pamela Keogh's observations on how we can apply Audrey's wisdom to similar situations in our own lives.
I especially enjoyed reading about how Ms. Hepburn insisted on being professional in all her work sitations, and was noted for being gracious and charming with all the people she came in contact with. Unlike much of Hollywood today, Audrey was a model of decorum.
This is much more than a book on Audrey's style...so much so that if you are interested soley in information on Ms. Hepburn's wardrobe choices, you may be disappointed. While there are nuggests of fashion advice throughout the book, the real focus is on how to live a remarkable life. In this sense, Ms. Keogh has created a fascinating and remarkably original book that anyone, regardless of their interest in fashion, can learn from and enjoy.
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I expected that this was going to be a witty, informative book, loaded with little-known Audrey stories and information about how readers could practice Audrey-like style and manners, in today's world. However, it turned out to be poorly constructed and repetitive, utilizing barely-helpful guidelines and anecdotes. The author's text is conflicted; sometime modern, other times old-fashioned, sometimes reaching for humor, other times taking itself too seriously. She begins the book by demeaning herself and the reader by talking about how much better Audrey Hepburn is than all of us and mentions that of course, we could never achieve Audrey's level of beauty, but we can try. She often speaks in a tiresome Royal "we" as though she exists within Audrey's inner circle.
Despite all of these issues, I did learn some interesting things about Audrey to which I might not have otherwise been made privy. Unfortunately, there weren't enough of them to keep me interested in the read. If you are a person who values the written word and the intentions that lie within, you will probably not enjoy this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
But I didn't want to believe that a book about Audrey would not be worth the read. It was quite repetitive and often times pinned Audrey against Jaqueline Kennedy. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Shaina
Really cute for Audrey fans. It was a gift for my daughter, she really liked it!Published 13 months ago by E. Stanisz
I was very disappointed in this book. I've seen it listed on many suggested reading lists and was excited to dig into a good book. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Terri Jo Carrier