How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World

"It won't be pretty for a while, my friends, but we'll get through it together," from page 73 of Jordan Christy's "How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World" sums up Christy's approach to mentoring women who want to live "with style, class and grace." Unlike a self help book, Christy has written a reference manual of modern etiquette that draws on the wisdom of old-fashioned advice.

In the introduction, Christy acquaints the reader with the "Stupid Girls," who epitomize the antithesis of living with style, class and grace. Christy's aim is to
"make intelligent look attractive! Can we do it? Again, I say YES! But first, you must know what you're up against in a Stupid Girl world. It's easy to slide into stupidity with just a few small, bad choices, so we need to be on the lookout for them ahead of time."
The ensuing chapters provide concrete examples of how one can make the choices that will reap huge benefits towards building the character of a woman who emulates style, class and grace. Her advice may not cover new ground, for example one of her key points is the importance to maintain eye contact during conversation, but what is unique is her ability to convey valuable life lessons in a non-preaching manner. Instead of lecturing on how a woman should act, Christy shares her insight on how a woman can respect herself.

"How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World" reads almost like a diary complied of advice from a woman who with a strong sense of self respect. Jordan Christy inspires the reader to demonstrate self respect from how you spend your time to the people you spend time with, from your words to your actions. In a flawless manner, "How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World" nudges the reader into being a stronger woman.

Unforgettable is the best description for "How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World," as well as this reader's rating. This is a fantastic gift for a high school graduate!

How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World
Jordan Christy
Center Street
ISBN-13: 978-1599951836
196 pages
Hardcover - August 13, 2009
Rating: Unforgettable


  1. I finished reading the book a few weeks ago, and it's become one of my all time favorites. Jordan Christy's voice is constantly in the back of my mind now -- in a good way! I truly hope she decides to publish more of her work!

  2. Keren-- I couldn't agree more! Since finishing her book, I find myself much more aware of my posture and eye contact. Small steps, but worthwhile!

  3. I came across your site on the 24 hour read-a-thon list and thought I would wish you luck.. so GOODLUCK!! but now I am also going away with a book to add to my TBR list.. lol

  4. Thanks Rachel! I'm starting the Read-a-thon with "The Kitchen Tsar."

    Whenever you get to read "How to be a Hepburn..." I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I did!

  5. O I am positively itching to read this one.

    Side note: Can I just say how badly I need this outfit?

  6. Juju - I couldn't agree more about the outfit! I think it's the sunglasses that add the ooh-la-la factor for me. :P

  7. Oooh, this one looks so good!! I'm definitely putting it on my to read list :) Love how the cover is Tiffany blue!!


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