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A Review: Classy by Derek Blasberg

  Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 7:42 PM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:, 
For the first time since reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (okay, maybe since Brisingr in September) I was not able to put down a book until I finished reading AND I stayed away from my computer most of the day.  What is the name of this book that performed such miracles, you ask? Classy, by Derek Blasberg!  I read it all this weekend, I did take some time out to eat and watch a couple movies ;)

At first I was a bit nervous about buying the book, after all it was just a book on how to be a lady.  But when I started reading I could not stop. The book tells you everything you need to know about being a modern lady. It is funny, a nice easy read, and very educational.  I must admit that I did know a lot of what I read in the book, but it was good to actually read it.

I particularly enjoyed the pages where Derek demonstrates the differences between being a lady and a tramp with photos of his friend Byrdie Bell.  The end of the book even has suggestions on what books to read, artists to know, documentaries and movies to watch and lots more!

This will surely be a classic book in the future as the new etiquette book for girls, since it is updated to include cell phones, computers and more new technology.

The people that will read this book are most likely those young women that do not need to be told how to be a lady.  The "tramps" as Derek calls them, that should be reading this book have probably never heard of it.  A few of my "friends" should read the chapter on being good friends and how to act around people.  But I will not name names, not like any of my real life friends know about this blog anyway.
If you want a bit of a preview of the book before purchasing it yourself, you can check out these samples from when he was a Guest Blogger on Teen Vogue:
And once you do that, Buy the book: Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady

UPDATE: hmm...after reading this it sorta seems negative at some points, but here's the bottom line:  
I LOVE THIS BOOK! It is so awesome and everyone should buy it!
P.S. Thanks Derek for actually reading this! :D :D 

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    1. I feel the need to buy tons of these & send them to people

    2. Haha I know what you mean, especially since those who need it won't be buying a copy :P

    3. No. Way. Blasberg read your review ??

      Anyway, there what I think. It's mostly the samples he made for Teen Vogue you linked that made my mind :

      It's some pretty nice advices that I would have loves to read when I was still a teenager. I would have felt way more better, mostly when you know how apparence can get so important in France. I think I might offer this book for one of my younger relative if I have the occasion. It would be a nice gift.

    4. YEA! :D He retweeted it on Twitter :)

      And yea, definitely perfect for younger kids since they are growing up with all the bad stuff and don't know the good things :)

    5. this book looks amazing! I want oneee!!!!
      kisses from Brazil


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