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If Audrey Hepburn Says So…Then It Must Be True!

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How to be lovely – Review

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How to be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life by Melissa Hellstern

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Divided into ten chapters: Happiness, Success,  Health, Love, Family, Friendship, Fulfillment, Style, Fame and Humanity, we learn how to abide by Audrey’s rules of life via Melissa Hellstern’s collection of quotes and phrases. Told mostly through Audrey Hepburn’s quotes about herself, we get a little insight into the mind of one Hollywood’s most influential stars. Each chapter begins with a brief message from Hellstern about Audrey about the topic of the chapter. The rest of the space is filled with quotes from Audrey, quotes from her friends and cast members and pictures from movies and her personal life.

The book isn’t really a detailed guide on how to be like Audrey Hepburn. Its more of a glimpse into her mind, I guess. The collection of quotes only reinforce what I always loved about her. She is humble, compassionate, and very true to herself. Audrey Hepburn has always been one of my favorite actresses. Not really for the style, but more for the characters she portrays in the movies and the poise with which she carries herself. She is never the damsel in distress, or the ditz searching for a husband. She is the intellectual, the conflicted and the charmer. We see how insecure she felt about her acting ability, how attuned she is with nature and how naturally she fits into any surrounding. I do love that the book is filled with Audrey’s quotes, rather than a strict interpretation of her way of life.

This book would make a cute gift for an Audrey Hepburn fan especially if coupled with a DVD of one her movies. For those that just want a “What would Audrey do?” type of book, then this would be the one for you.

The world has always been cynical, and I think I’m a romantic at heart. I hope for better things, and I thank God the world is so full of people who want to be genuine and kind. –Audrey Hepburn

How to be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life
by Melissa Hellstern
Penguin Group, 2004
ISBN 0525948236
189 pages


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Audrey Weekend

I think that the next time there is a 3 day weekend, I’m going to spend one of those days off holed up in the living room, bundled under some blankets with a steady supply of coffee and snacks. I’m going to have an Audrey Hepburn movie marathon, watching each and every one of her movies from the very first one, to the very last one.

This might be a better 2 day marathon event though.

I’m watching Roman Holiday right now, and it is my favorite movie of all time. Not sure what that says about me, my adoration of this lopsided love story w/o the happy ending. My boyfriend says its the realist in me. I think its just the caged bird syndrome the princess feels that I relate to sometimes when I feel bogged down with work, family and other obligations that keep me stationary in California.

Until I have the funds to actually go through with my travel plans, I’ll live vicariously through Audrey Hepburn in Rome.