How To Be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way Of Life

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How To Be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way Of Life

by Melissa Hellstern

DUTTON ADULT | June 7, 2004 | Hardcover

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 pages, 7.57 × 5.55 × 0.74 in

Published: June 7, 2004

Publisher: DUTTON ADULT

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525948236

ISBN - 13: 9780525948230

Found in: Reference and Language
Appropriate for ages: 14

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How To Be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way Of Life

by Melissa Hellstern

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 208 pages, 7.57 × 5.55 × 0.74 in

Published: June 7, 2004

Publisher: DUTTON ADULT

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0525948236

ISBN - 13: 9780525948230

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Introduction When it comes to elegance and style, few women surpass Audrey Hepburn. She has become an adjective-ôso Audreyö-describing some ethereal combination of grace, elegance, charm, and wisdom. While her clothing style remains a grounding influence on fashion, it is her character that is certain to withstand the test of time. Audrey taught us that being a woman is as simple as knowing who you are, and who you are not. And somehow we suspected that if anyone would have the right answers, it would be her: ôAmazing the questions they will ask characters like us . . . the questions-all the way from what do I think of love or how does it feel to be a star, to enormous ones, even political, with as many prongs as a pitchfork. Here I am, an innocent little actress trying to do a job, and it seems that my opinion on policy in the Middle East is worth something. I donÆt say I donÆt have an opinion, but I doubt itÆs worth.ö To the world, she represented all that a woman could be, and we wanted in. We still do. By looking at her words from interviews over the years, we may just find a new revelation or two, and certainly some we knew all along. May the light she shared with the world shine on in the lives of those of us she continues to inspire. one Happiness ôThe most important thing is to enjoy your life-to be happy-thatÆs all that matters.ö A happy life has been pursued in every culture, in every country, in every generation. Bu
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Table of Contents

Contents

introduction ix
one Happiness
How to Find Your Bliss 1
two Success
How to make your mark 23
three Health
How to be beautiful 47
four Love
How to get what you deserve 69
five Family
How to nurture those you love 89
six Friendship
How to build relationships for life 103
seven Fulfillment
How to make the most of it 119
eight Style
How to be an icon 143
nine Fame
How to handle celebrity 161
ten Humanity
How to change the world 173

Continue the legacy 189
Acknowledgments 190
Sources 191
Photo credits 195

From the Publisher

"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.

About the Author

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.

Appropriate for ages: 14

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