The Art of Living Well: Looking Good, Feeling Great

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Sourcebooks, Oct 1, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 224 pages
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Joan Collins is quite simply one of the most glamorous women in the world. In The Art of Living Well, she reveals the secrets of how to look amazing whatever your age. Joan shares many of her life experiences and the methods she has learned about how to deal with the bad and the good things in life. She will show you how to feel better about yourself inside and consequently you will look better.
The Art of Living Well includes:
--Glamour and how to achieve it. Joan writes about the women she admires, including Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich and her own mother.
--Exercise. Joan's program is suitable for women of all ages. She is photographed step-by-step as she works out with her daughter, Katy. Looking good takes discipline and organization and Joan does these exercises several times a week wherever she is in the world.
--Joan's make-up secrets. Joan is photographed from bare faced to fully made up. She reveals tricks she learned from leading Hollywood make-up artist Whitey Snyder, who also worked closely with Marilyn Monroe.
--Relationships, love and sex. Joan speaks frankly about everyone's favorite subject, including her relationship and marriage with Percy Gibson, tips on finding the right man and her views on sexual freedom for women.
--The art of assertiveness. How to speak your mind, how to say no and mean it and how to avoid being manipulated. Also, Joan's views on financial independence and how she handles difficult people and situations.
--Achieving happiness. Joan has seen many highs and lows in her life and she reveals what makes her happy, how she handles conflict and bad times, plus her personal advice forhappiness.
Frank, insightful and delightfully entertaining, Joan Collins will show you how as the years go by you can be glamorous and stylish, look stunning, be sexy and have masses of energy--you can be just like Joan

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About the author (2006)

Joan Collins was born in London, England on May 23, 1933. She studied for two years at the British Academy of Dramatic Art. She is the sister of novelist Jackie Collins. She began an acting career at the age of nine with an appearance in A Doll's House at the Arts Theater in London. She has appeared in more than 65 films. She received the most success playing Alexis Carrington in the primetime soap opera, Dynasty which ran from 1981 to1988. She received a Golden Globe Award in 1983 for this role. Her first book, Past Imperfect, was a kiss-and-tell autobiography published in 1978. Her first novel, Prime Time, was published in 1988. Her other fiction works include Love and Desire and Hate, Too Damn Famous, Infamous, Star Quality, and Misfortune's Daughter. Her other nonfiction books include The Joan Collins Beauty Book, My Secrets, My Friends' Secrets, Joan's Way: The Art of Living Well and Second Act. In 1997, she was honored with an O.B.E. title in recognition of a lifetime of contributions to the arts, culture and charitable causes.

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