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It’s fine, an easy read woth a good start but nothing more. Ended up re-reading this one because I wanted to revisit a single chapter about finding the perfect hat. No matter how quickly you move from one bookshop to the next, he’s always there.

I liked Louise, I liked the fact she wasn’t perfect. What was the point? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A moderately interesting book, we walk through a self-made makeover as the main character I’ve forgotten her name and the book is at the hotel goes through a transformation after finding an old copy of a book on elegance from the 40s? You’ve seen me a million times, and yet I am still supposed to entertain you!

Audrey Hepburn had it. I found a lovely used copy and did a reread. Description The Sunday Times bestseller and one of the most talked-about novels ofnow in paperback. May 17, Camille Maio rated it it was ok Shelves: Read for a book club. The laugh-out-loud humor serves to create a vivid contrast between the writing style and the tackled issues, making the disturbing parts somehow stand out even more.

It won’t explain table manners to you, but will help with wardrobe overhaul, dressing properly for the occasion, and – a crucial thing – developing a new mindset. This slim volume was written by the French fashion expert Madame Dariaux in the s and Louise starts taking the A-Z guide to heart–changi I picked up Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro from the library primarily to help me fulfill one of the Take a Chance 3 Challenge requirements.


As Louise whips through the encyclopedic style manual,we are treated to excerpts in all 26 chapter headingsshe sheds not only her excess weight, but her scared-to-come-out-of-the-closet husband. A woman discovers a 60s book teaching the importance of elegance ala Audrey Hepburn in a used book store and makes it her bible.

Such disgrace begins Louise’s journey to fashion and confidence nirvana with a used book by a French fashion expert as her knowing guide. Nov 23, Sharon rated it did not like it Shelves: There’s nothing wrong with jeans or hanging out at home in sweats and that after she fucked things up with the cute guy at the end, she realized it and went back and made it better.

Preview — Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Because by pursuing the goal of acquiring a sense of style, Louise finally learns who she truly is, how to live a fulfilled life, how to realize her own dreams and ambitions.

Elegance is quite an enjoyable read. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The result is a charmingly collaboration of two very unique voices. Sorry, but that’s just too absurd.

Not sure there is a lot of reread value here but it was fun while it lasted. For those of you who do not subscribe to the fifty-page rule, let me offer you an explanation of the mental process that goes along with it.

Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro

It’s like a beauty elegwnce where each chapter is a letter from A hessaro Z. And from Pittsburgh to boot, imagine that! They keep regular hours, have central heating, and are staffed by freshly scrubbed young people in black T-shirts. Not really the etssaro of someone aspiring to elegance. Louise Canova does not. He spends his time working on their perfect house and she spends her time sleeping.

Do I agree with the philosophy of Elegance? Pentru o carte de debut e OK. But at times there was surprising depth to Elegance. This is a book about Louise Canova–thirty-something, unhappy with her looks, her life and her marriage. I guess the bottom line for me is my need for comfort outweighs my secret desire.


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Everything changes, however, when Louise discovers Elegancea fashion guide from written by Genevieve Dariaux, a legendary and fictional Coco Chanel—like arbiter of taste. She wears a dress from her closet that she’s never worn and suddenly she’s beautiful and men I wanted to like this book more than I did.

Perhaps with age, we discover a different set of priorities? But I suppose that not all authors are trying to write books that will be relevant years from now. T I thought this book would be just another Bridget Jones knock-off.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Do I believe that the right clothes and make-up can alter your quality of life? For true elegance cannot be attained until she is comfortable in her own skin: Lawrence must constitute no less than 55 percent of all stock in any shop. Refresh and try again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

After reading it years ago, I revisited it recently and found that I still appreciated the humor. And as the old Louise gives way to the stunning new, she’s about to find out that there’s more to every life than what appears on the surface But secondhand bookshops have pilgrims. The story was so predictable as soon as he asked for a light it became ridiculous.

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