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Not sure there is a lot of reread value here but it was fun while it lasted. But either you intrinsically understand the attraction of searching for hidden treasure amongst rows of dusty shelves or you don’t; it’s a passion, bordering on a spiritual illness, which cannot be explained to the unaffected. Then you ask yourself quite seriously if you can put up with reading kahhleen more pages of this Open Preview See a Problem?

It won’t explain table manners to you, but will help with wardrobe overhaul, dressing properly for the occasion, and – a crucial thing – developing a new mindset. A thoroughly enjoyable, delightful read.

Tassaro then, with permission from Dariaux, wrote a novel based on the self-help book. A woman discovers a 60s book teaching the importance of elegance ala Audrey Hepburn in a used book store ksthleen makes it her bible.

Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro

Feb 09, Tamara Morgan rated it really liked it. Yes, yes I do. Working on short eegance during her lunch hour, she soon became a regular member of the Wimpole Street Writers Workshop, a collection of women authors who meet every week. When comfort becomes an end in itself, it is the Public Enemy Number One of elegance. This book was rather good.

I do not, however, chuck books out the window on philosophical differences alone, so after reading this, I just elegnace my head in incredulity and soldiered on until I hit the fifty-page rule. Initially, I was worried this was yet another attempt at recreating Bridget Jones and was ultimately surprised to find that this was not the case.


New York, HarperCollins Publishers, When I got to the alphabetised ‘F’ chapter which concerned the ‘elegance of wearing fur’, I chucked the book down and said an expression that also started with the letter ‘F’: Not very satisfying from a reader’s perspective. Buy the selected items together This item: Oh, one last complaint–why do these books always have to name-drop designers, famous people, and other fads?

In the middle of her sophomore year, she went to study in London for three months and stayed for the next twenty-three years. Louise Canova does not. Louise Canova is an American woman from Pittsburgh who lives in London with her chilly actor husband.

And as she begins to unravel them, she discovers a courage she never thought possible.

Dec 31, Antof9 rated it liked it Shelves: It was interesting, and I finished it, but I found the main character strange and unlikeable. This book, I guess, was supposed to be a dark comedy but to me it was just plain sad. They kthleen always buying clothes they can’t possibly afford. Her life changes as her self-image changes. Too many resolutions and life changes were reached after kathleeh few page of set up, but it was otherwise light, fun, and very much redolent of Bridget Jones.

It’s cute and clever.

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A fluffy, feel-good book, prefect for light entertainment. Your email address will not be published. I do agree that the plot of the novel might not necessary dazzle with innovative spirit, but its essence goes way beyond a Heroine with no bigger problems than an unfortunate haircut, a few extra pounds around the waist or a boyfriend with a wandering eye.

Why would you want to?

She needs a life. What I did like is that she finally stood up to her asshole husband and left him later he ended up being gayand that she finally took control of her life. No matter how quickly you move from elsgance bookshop to the next, he’s always there. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It is a fairy godmother in print, an A-to-Z manual with essential advice that Louise vows to take to heart.


As she strives to follow the book’s advice, she learns, little by little, that there are more important things in life than looks, clothes, elegancce elegance. The devotion of Louise’s friends was very touching as they helped kathlleen her out of her depression and supported her as she made changes in her life.

In short, her life hasn’t turned out the way she thought it would. A quick read, fortunately, that was not nearly as entertaining as anticipated. Her flegance friends were so unbelievably irritating and as for Eddie, my god.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Louise needs all the help she can get. She needs a life. Having failed to identify my sexual self at Agent Provocateur, I have no alternative. It has a stunning premise. This very skillful approach shows how the past and the present are intertwined, how the parallels emphasize the destructive pattern.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. I wish all women or all people, for that matter could have the courage to turn their lives around, even if change is sometimes scary. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Very cunning to have an Audrey Hepburn style picture on the cover.