Better Than Beauty: A Guide to Charm

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Chronicle Books, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 164 pages
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Chronicle Books resuscitates the long-lost art of charm with this classic compendium of hints, tips, and tricks guaranteed to boost anyones charm quotient. First published in 1938, this delightful handbook is overflowing with timeless advice to guide readers through a maze of social interactions with wit and grace. More than an etiquette or personal grooming book, Better than Beauty tackles complicated social situations with delicacy: How to be kind to atrocious people How to avoid the gossip mill How many drinks is too many drinks How to deflect unwanted advances from married men How much to tip And much, much more With good humor, authors Helen Valentine and Alice Thompson offer straightforward charm counsel, making it a cinch to win the admiration of friends, family, and suitors. Featuring original artwork, Better than Beauty proves that charm never, ever goes out of style.

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User Review  - renrav - LibraryThing

I read this a few weeks ago and cannot remember anything concrete about it to put into a review. It was a quick read with some good advice and some dated advice. Read full review

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User Review  - eightambliss - LibraryThing

Better Than Beauty was originally written in 1938 (for example, one section mentions having a date under three dollars-someting that would be difficult to pull off today), and thus this explains why ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Alice Thompson is an award-winning, high-profile author with an international reach and extensive publication record as a novelist and reviewer; she is also an experienced tutor in both creative writing and literature. In the eighties she toured the world in the successful pop group The Woodentops; recorded three albums, six singles, and two videos; performed on stage and often gave interviews, both on TV and radio. This is her sixth novel.

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