By Karen Karbo
How to Hepburn, Karen Karbo's glossy, modern reassessment of 1 of America's maximum icons, takes us on a spin throughout the nice Kate's lengthy, eventful lifestyles, with an goal towards seeing what we will glean from the 1st girl of Cinema. One half How Proust Can swap Your Life and one half Why Sinatra Matters, How to Hepburn teases a few unforeseen classes from the lifetime of a lady whose freewheeling, pants-wearing decision redefined clone of the autonomous lady whereas ultimately endearing her to the area.
This witty, provocative gem is filled with no-nonsense Hepburn-style statement on matters resembling: making denial give you the results you want; the significance of being brash, dealing with worry, and constantly having an aviator on your lifestyles; studying why and the way to lie; the advantages of discretion; benefiting from a dysfunctional courting; and the ability of forgiving your mom and dad. exciting lovers of the notoriously autonomous actress, award-winner Karen Karbo provides a gusty guidebook to harnessing your internal Hepburn, and residing lifestyles by yourself terms.
Katharine Hepburn, who could have grew to become a hundred in could this yr, used to be recognized for doing issues her personal means. Her offerings have been famously unconventional—rejecting kin lifestyles in desire of her profession, residing as Spencer Tracy's mistress for many years, donning slacks rather than skirts. confident there are classes the following for contemporary girls, journalist and novelist Karbo (Motherhood Made a guy Out of Me) determined to attempt to determine how Hepburn made all of it paintings. for example, whereas Hepburn rejected marriage, maybe she received every thing she rather sought after (love and companionship) with out the luggage she didn't wish (fights over doing the laundry or cooking dinner). Karbo recognizes "you don't continuously need to understand what you're moving into with a view to succeed"; Hepburn knew that to "go ahead blindly" frequently works simply in addition. additionally, Hepburn came across denial labored simply fantastic, permitting her to disregard early feedback that she couldn't act or that she had a negative voice. Karbo provides all this heterodox recommendation with nice humor, yet there's some degree she's making to sister Gen-Xers: Hepburn broke all of the principles girls have been speculated to stick to and nonetheless had a wonderful life.
-- Publishers Weekly