The Art and Power of Being a Lady

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Grove Press, 2002 - Reference - 192 pages
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Lady. Let's face it: the word brings to mind a host of associations many of which call to mind costume dramas or tea-sipping debutantes. That is, until The Art and Power of Being a Lady the book that brushes the cobwebs off and makes "lady" relevant to every girl and woman -- whether her role model is Audrey Hepburn, Oprah Winfrey, Madeleine Albright, Lauryn Hill, or Mia Hamm. In an era when looking out for one another and taking the high road is too often lost in the shuffle, today's lady has not forgotten what's important. She is kind and considerate without being a doormat. She's assertive, but never a bully. She is sexy without being vulgar. She has great style but is never superficial. She gives back without asking for kudos. And from now on, the perfect word to describe her is "lady." "An homage to women who exude dignity, confidence, and social responsibility ... A little book with a big message." -- Fern Siegel, Avenue .".. if the authors are coming from another time and place, so be it. You might want to visit there sometime." -- Houston Chronicle "It's OK to be smart, graceful, fearless, stylish, outspoken, compassionate.... Now that's etiquette for the twenty-first century." -- Donna Ladd, Gotham "Noelle Cleary and Dini von Mueffling's ... modern lady has grace, self-confidence, independence, ethics, style and humor ... [and is] ready to take on today's unique challenges with grace and strength." -- Kansas City Star

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User Review  - bolgai - LibraryThing

This book wasn't really what I expected. It was more about a being strong, independent, self-sufficient woman who knows how to change the spark-plugs on her car than about impeccable manners and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ruth - Goodreads

Any discussion of what makes a lady that does not deal with the spiritual issues or inner qualities required to produce the external shows of grace, beauty, poise, wit, confidence, etc. really misses the mark in the end. Read full review

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the portrait of a lady today
manners that matter
a ladys style authentic and undisputed
friendship a lady delivers
in the workplace ladies set the standard
entertaining a lady is a hostess with the mostest
romance ladies in love like and lust
social responsibility a lady pays attention
the power of a lady
a lady is

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About the author (2002)

Von Mueffling is a journalist who has written for major newspapers and magazines and has produced for television news. She cofounded the nonprofit AIDS education foundation Love Heals.

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