How to Be a Hepburn in a Kardashian World by Jordan Christy is an upbeat etiquette book for young women. The book covers the topics of social media etiquette, self-respect, using words wisely, working hard, choosing friends well, dating, choosing clothes and make-up, having a positive self-image, and making changes in the world.
What does it mean to be classy? Audrey Hepburn was classy in many regards, but she was also a chain-smoker. It seems like this book would be a better fit for a woman who already has a firm idea of what is classy and what is not, rather than an impressionable young girl. Christy’s chapter on dating holds to a very John Eldredge type of philosophy, and I hope that young girls will not read this chapter and feel like all relationships should look this way; classy relationships come in many different forms.
I enjoyed reading this book, and found Christy’s advice to be positive and thoughtful. The book would be a fun beach read. In each chapter, Christy even includes a cute quiz, such as “What Kind of Bookworm Are You?”