How to be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life

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Penguin, Jun 3, 2004 - Reference - 208 pages
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"Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book and remembering- because you can’t take it all in at once." —Audrey Hepburn

On many occasions, she was approached to pen her autobiography, the definitive book of Audrey Hepburn, yet she never agreed. A beloved icon who found success as an actress, a mother and an humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn perfected the art of gracious living.

More philosophy than biography, How to Be Lovely revisits the many interviews Audrey gave over the years, allowing us to hear her voice directly on universal topics of concern to women the world over: careers, love lives, motherhood and relationships. Enhanced by rarely seen photographs, behind-the-scenes stories, and insights from the friends who knew her well, How to Be Lovely uncovers the real Audrey, in her own words.

While she would have been the last to say so, Audrey Hepburn was an expert in the art of being a woman. How to Be Lovely imparts whatever wisdom and insight she found along the way to the millions who grew up, or will grow up, wanting to be just like her.

Published to coincide with Audrey Hepburn’s would-be seventy-fifth birthday, How to Be Lovely offers a rare glimpse into the woman behind the mystique and the definitive guide to living genuinely with glamour and grace.


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User Review  - AquariusNat - LibraryThing

This is a lovely tribute to a true film legend . Audrey Hepburn always did her best to maintain dignity and grace in public . This bookcollects some inspiring quotes from the many interviews she gave throughout her career . It also has beautiful photos of her too . Wonderful keepsake for any fan . Read full review

How to be lovely: the Audrey Hepburn way of life

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A breezy but sometimes insightful read, this hybrid mini-biography/female empowerment manual goes down like a soothing tonic for the 21st-century woman attempting to juggle life, career, family and ... Read full review


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two Success
three Health
four Love
five Family
seven Fulfillment
eight Style
nine Fame

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About the author (2004)

An avid Audrey Hepburn fan, Melissa Hellstern is a freelance writer living in Chicago. How to Be Lovely is her first book of this kind.

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