The Art and Power of Being a Lady

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Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Aug 27, 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, untilThe 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."
 

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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

The Art and Power of Being a Lady

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This is a must read by all women of all ages. A perfect gift for the younger generation and a great review for those 50ish and over !!! Heres to the ladies !!!! Read full review

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Contents

the portrait of a lady today
15
manners that matter
33
a ladys style authentic and undisputed
55
friendship a lady delivers
77
in the workplace ladies set the standard
91
entertaining a lady is a hostess with the mostest
109
romance ladies in love like and lust
125
social responsibility a lady pays attention
141
the power of a lady
161
a lady is
163
bibliography
167
acknowledgments
173
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Noelle Cleary is the director of convergence at CRIME channel (a division of USA Networks). Dini 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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