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19+ teosta 1,186 jäsentä 33 arvostelua

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Tekijän teokset

Minerva Clark Goes to the Dogs (2006) 218 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Minerva Clark Gets a Clue (2005) 124 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
How to Hepburn: Lessons on Living from Kate the Great (2007) 116 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Stuff of Life: A Daughter's Memoir (2003) 43 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Motherhood Made a Man Out of Me: A Novel (2000) 37 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Diamond Lane (1991) 37 kappaletta
Minerva Clark Gives Up the Ghost (2007) 24 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Trespassers Welcome Here (1989) 22 kappaletta

Associated Works

Portland Noir (2009) — Avustaja — 107 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most (2013) — Avustaja — 98 kappaletta, 18 arvostelua
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Avustaja — 86 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
Cooking as Fast as I Can: A Chef's Story of Family, Food, and Forgiveness (2015) — Tekijä — 66 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Because I Love Her (2009) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta

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This was a nice, conversational book. It told about Coco Chanel's life and how she lived it, and drew lessons from various points in that life. It did provide a balanced look, not all Chanel-could-do-no-wrong, which I liked. The author told stories about herself as well, as they related to the chapters and Chanel.

Not a heavy philosophical tome, but a nice read.
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Bookladycma | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 18, 2024 |
A little dry in places and she tends to veer off on tangents, but it kept my attention to the extent that I read it all in one sitting. Overall, an interesting read about a fascinating woman.
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jewelledfrog | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 26, 2023 |
I'm hoping to finish reading this book in the next day or so, but felt the itch to sing its praises early. I grew up watching the classic films of my parents' era. Katherine Hepburn was revered in our house as one of the greats; so I was surprised to discover that early in her career she was considered box office poison. Philadelphia Story is one of my all time favorite films; I'd never heard of Holiday until just a few weeks ago. Pity that Hepburn and Grant didn't make more pictures together, they are a terrific duo. Karbo's book, How To Hepburn puts the spotlight on how truly unconventional Hepburn was by talking not just about her but the culture in Hollywood and the U.S. in her era. A time when women were to be ultra feminine, demure, domesticated --educated was fine as long as it was to support the man's career and goals. And here came a brash, pants-wearing intelligent woman who refused to be molded into a June Cleaver.

My favorite section from the book so far: "Hepburn loved nothing more than pulling the pin out of the grenade with her teeth and hurling it unto the accepted mores of the time. Her attitude toward marriage was complicated, which in those times was tantamount to saying antimarriage. In the middle of the last century, when every girl was supposed to regard marriage as her highest achievement--… Hepburn said that if it wasn't bloody impractical to love, honor, and obey, you wouldn't have to sign a contract." Quoting Hepburn, "If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married!"

This is a quick yet insightful read--short but meaty. While I got this from the library, I'm sorely tempted to buy a copy to keep on hand as reference.
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JEatHHP | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 23, 2022 |
I appreciate the theme of this book and that it brought certain women to my attention whom I want to learn more about. I feel like the author tried to hard to prove that these women were 'difficult'. She could have used her words to greater effect without saying "needless to say, this made her a difficult woman" every chapter. I wanted to love this book, but I think it's a spring board to other books similar to this.
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ArcherKel | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 17, 2022 |


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