One of my favorite parts of summer is having the free time to read for pleasure. The first book I decided to read this summer — and one I believe you’ll all enjoy — is How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World.
Jordan Christy‘s guide to style, class, and grace is a fun read with an inspiring message: Every woman can change the world and be completely fabulous doing so.
As you may have remembered from a previous post, I am a student and sorority member at the University of Tennessee. There’s no place in the world where you will hear about class and gracefulness more than from the belles here in the south. (Jordan is a Tennessee girl too!) However, one thing about the word “class” that has always bothered me is that it’s almost always associated with being wealthy. Jordan cleared that assumption up — and made me fall in love with her book — very quickly.
The great thing about living with class, style, and grace is that is has nothing to do with wealth. Being classy is an attitude and outlook on life; the art of gracefulness is how we behave and act when no one is watching; being stylish is how we present ourselves to others.
When I read this passage I thought, “Yes! Finally! Someone gets it!” Realizing that our dignity comes from something other than our wallets is a lesson that so many girls need to learn, and this book is a fantastic way to do so.
Not only does it deliver a great message, but it’s fun to read! Jordan includes fantastic tips, some of her own favorite recipes, and even a few quizzes to help you determine your own personal style.
How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World ends with a call to action that is so important for women everywhere to hear. Jordan inspires women with one of my all-time favorite quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt: “It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.”
This quote perfectly describes the amazing people who have sponsored students through She’s the First. You CAN change the world around you; by lighting one small candle, giving one small dollar, and sponsoring one small girl.
So, grab your copy and get to reading! I promise you won’t have to write a book report, but I would love for you to leave some comments about what you think!