How to Hepburn

How to Hepburn

Lessons on Living From Kate the Great

Book - 2007 | 1st U.S. ed
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Paying tribute to one of America's leading film icons on the centennial of her birth, a portrait of the inimitable Katharine Hepburn shares some unexpected lessons from the life of the independent, free-thinking actress, featuring Hepburnesque commentary on such topics as the importance of being brash and facing fear, learning why and how to lie, and the power of forgiving your parents.

McMillan Palgrave

How to Hepburn, Karen Karbo's sleek, contemporary reassessment of one of America's greatest icons, takes us on a spin through the great Kate's long, eventful life, with an aim toward seeing what we can glean from the First Lady of Cinema. One part How Proust Can Change Your Life and one part Why Sinatra Matters, How to Hepburn teases some unexpected lessons from the life of a woman whose freewheeling, pants-wearing determination redefined the image of the independent woman while eventually endearing her to the world.
This witty, provocative gem is full of no-nonsense Hepburn-style commentary on subjects such as: making denial work for you; the importance of being brash, facing fear, and always having an aviator in your life; learning why and how to lie; the benefits of discretion; making the most of a dysfunctional relationship; and the power of forgiving your parents. Thrilling fans of the notoriously independent actress, award-winner Karen Karbo presents a gusty guidebook to harnessing your inner Hepburn, and living life on your own terms.
Karen Karbo is the author of three novels, two works of nonfiction, and a memoir, all of which were named New York Times Notable Books. The Stuff of Life was a People Critic's Choice, a selection of the Satellite Sisters Radio Book Club, and winner of the Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. A past winner of the General Electric Young Writer Award, Karen is in addition the recipient of an NEA grant. Her essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in the New York Times, Redbook, Elle, Vogue, Esquire, the New Republic, and Self. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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A guide to success in life borrows lessons from the life of the independent, free-thinking actress, covering such topics as the importance of being brash and facing fear and learning why and how to lie.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bloomsbury, 2007
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781596913516
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 Hepburn KAR
Characteristics: xiii, 191 p. ; 19 cm


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Sep 09, 2018

A fun and enjoyable read. This hommage to the great Katherine Hepburn is one she would have appreciated. Highly recommend.

Feb 01, 2010

Author is a little too into herself.


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