Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?: Timeless Lessons on Love, Power, and Style

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Penguin, Oct 28, 2010 - Reference - 272 pages
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An irresistible guide to modern-retro style, celebrating the legacies of two iconic women.

The hit TV show Mad Men recently featured an ad campaign with two images of a model in her underwear. As a brunette, she sips from a china teacup. As a blonde, she swirls a cocktail. Debutante or bombshell? Sometimes women want to be both. On the surface, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Marilyn Monroe could not be more different, but they had more in common than just JFK. Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? is a fun way to explore the classic madonna/ whore conundrum while becoming fabulous in all aspects of life.

Readers start by taking the definitive quiz to determine where they fall on the Jackie/ Marilyn spectrum, and then it's on to customized advice on beauty and style, sex and marriage, power and career, decorating and entertaining, and more. Any woman who has aspired to Marilyn's sultry allure or Jackie's unstoppable elegance (or who wants to balance sexy and serious) will love these entertaining lessons on channeling your inner Jackie or Marilyn in any situation, from throwing a dinner party to penning a love note. Sidebars compare Jackie's and Marilyn's dating tips, lists of favorite books and music, diet plans, and even makeup know-how. Packed with charming two-color illustrations, this is the book that gives every woman her own star power.

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This sexpot versus good girl competing for the attention of the most powerful man in the world dichotomy has sparked intrigue for more than a generation. Ms. Keogh does not attempt to fuel the ... Read full review

Contents

J+M LIFE LESSONS
DECIDE WHO YOU WANT TO BE
JUDGING CHARACTER
STYLE IS EVERYTHING
J+M FIELD NOTESTHE FIVE ESSENTIALS
FOR MM A HEEL ALWAYS
TO FUR OR NOT TO FUR
THE MARILYN RXCARING FOR YOUR JEANS
JACKIES SCHOOL DAYS
MARILYNS EDUCATION
ZEN AND THE ART OF ABSOLUTE FABULOUSNESS
JACKIE AND MARILYN DIDNT JUDGE
J+M GALSLIBRARY OF TODAY
HEAD GAMES
JACKIE VS MARILYN
GET OFF THE WWW ONCE IN A WHILE

STUNNING IN A POTATO SACK
JACKIE AS MATERIAL GIRL
BEAUTY IS TRUTH TRUTH BEAUTY
THE DIET PLAN
AT THE GYM
THE EXHIBITIONISTS
BODY TYPE
THE JACKIE THE MARILYN HAIR RX
WHAT YOU CAN TELL FROM A WOMANS HANDS
MARILYN COULD MELT YOU WITH HER EYES
JACKIE WAS THE BETTER KISSER SHE WAS ALSO THE BETTER POKER PLAYER
MARILYN KNEW HOW TO TURN IT ON AND OFF
ADORABLE DISHABILLE
STRAITLACED SORT OF
MARILYNS POWER OVER MEN AND SOME WOMEN
JACKIES POWER OVER MEN
WHEN EVERYONE WANTS TO SLEEP WITH YOU
AND WHICH ARE YOU?
THE JACKIE AND THE MARILYN REALWORLD DATING TIPS
NONE
THE J+M LIFE LESSONBELIEVE WHAT HE TELLS YOU
THE JKO DATING MO
DATING DEAL BREAKERS
JKO CONVERSATIONAL GAMBITS
HOW TO WRITE A LOVE LETTER
WHO PAYS FOR DINS?
HOW TO SEND A MAN FLOWERS
A REALLY GREAT MM DATE STORY
THE J+M LIFE LESSONMAINTAIN YOUR CENTER
MARILYNS STARTER MARRIAGE
MARILYN AND THE MAN WHO SOLD HER OUT
JACKIE AND JFK
JACKIE AND ARISTOTLE ONASSIS
MRS OS SHOPPING ALLOWANCE
THE ART OF CONVERSATION
CLOSING THE DEAL
FUNNY GIRLS
ON THE COUCH WITH LES GALS
THE FAME GAME
J+M WORK RULES
MAKE SURE YOUR HEART IS IN IT
JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS EDITOR
JACKIE AND JACKO
MARILYN KNEW WHO HER FRIENDS WERE
SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ACTRESS
ON YOUR DAY OFF DO SOMETHING OUT OF CHARACTER
THE JACKIE GAL AS STEVEN SPIELBERG
JACKIES INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
DOES IT CHANGE THEM?
MARILYN AS GIFT GIVER
THE FINAL FRONTIER
HOME NOTES
JKO FLOURISHED IN THE DRAWING ROOM
JACKIE AND MARILYN IN THE KITCHEN
HOSTING A DINNER PARTY JACKIE VS MARILYN STYLE
JACKIE AND MARILYN STOCK THE BAR
JACKIE AND MARILYN AS HOUSEGUESTS
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF TODAYS JACKIE GAL VS THE MARILYN GAL
LES CHIENS AND OTHER PETS
MARIAHS WHITE PIANO
J+M HOUSEKEEPING TIP
WHY THEY GOT AWAY WITH IT
THE DIVAS PERSONAL PRESENTATION
IN POPULAR CULTURE
BEHIND THE CURTAIN
IS IT WORTH IT?
ADVICE TO MEN LIVING WITH TODAYS DIVA
JACKIE AND MARILYN HAD COURAGE
THE POWER OF FEMININITY
MM CONNECTS WITH PEOPLE STILL
THE TAKEAWAY
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Pamela Keogh is the author of the international bestselling illustrated biographies Audrey Style, Jackie Style, and Elvis Presley, as well as What Would Audrey Do? Her work has been featured widely in the media, including on the Today show and Larry King Live, and in Vanity Fair and The New York Times. A graduate of Vassar College, she lives in New York City.

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