Derek Blasberg on How to Be Classy. A New York social butterfly believes that in today’s age of tasteless pseudo-celebrity, it’s time for a. Derek Blasberg is a writer, editor and New York Times best-selling author. humorous essays about modern etiquette called “Classy: Exceptional Advice for the. Derek Blasberg is Classy. We live in an era in which Heidi Montag’s plastic surgery escapades make the evening news, Gossip Girl characters.

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Read it Forward Read it first. This week i read about 30 minute 3 days of this week. An American fashion writer, editor and New York Times blasberv author. I’m tempted to give an extra star for the revelation that Derek Blasberg’s feelings were hurt when some random on the internet called him Derek Assberg, but since all the sexist, antiquated nonsense in this book irritated me so much, I’m sticking with a two star rating.

Oct 28, Kelly rated it it was ok. And my chronic fatigue syndrome prevents me from working out at the gym or keeping the house dust-free and tidy, so I did feel he was a little out of touch with the common person for instance by recommending travelling coach to save money I wouldn’t consider any other option.

Blasberg’s advises refreshed my mind. Actually, there is not a single advice in this book that I haven’t even thought about. Lists with This Book. Dec 19, Carol Hungria rated it it was amazing.


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I have mixed feelings for this book. Some parts were funny and insightful, but for the most part it was idiotic with not so subtle jabs at celebrities who Blasbedg a disappointment. I say withdrawn because as i’m reading i get soo caught up in the book that the world around me instantly becomes irrelevant.

My goal for this week is to again get through as much as i blasbedg of the book but to also pace myself in a manner where i still have a good grip on the book and what it is that the author is trying to teach me. This book is great and not preachy at all.

There’s some solid advice in here on etiquette, but the constant judgmental, sexist attitudes dilute the blazberg of the good advice because by the end of the book you’re so annoyed you want to start chain smoking and spitting in public just to spite this dude.

People from a socially disadvantaged background could feel a little left out in the recommendations, for instance I can’t afford air travel as a disability pensioner and am a carer so can’t travel away anyway without compromising my partner’s wellbeing. More specifically though, i would like to get through two more lesson’s.

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Sep 14, Snuffaluffagus. I just found it after 7 years and my now-feminist, socially aware self couldn’t be more horrified by the content. Derek Blasberg gives detailed and valuable advice on becoming a modern day young lady.


Tata krama saat menggunakan telepon, berinteraksi melalui social media sampai dengan buku-buku yang harus dibaca.

Apr 21, Phyllis blassberg it it was ok Shelves: What were the publishers at the Pen I’ve read my share of etiquette, entertaining, general girl guide books, and have thoroughly amused myself with said reading.

Although I learned a lot of things on how to become a lady, I didn’t agree on some of the things Blasberg wrote about. I couldn’t care less if people want to eat the worms in their tequila mescal shots or wear crop tops or dress for sleep on a long-haul flight or in ugg boots.

Although some of the book was try-to-hard bullshit. Newer Post Older Post Home.

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And he made a heads-up about designer knock-offs. Don’t take no for an answer. Also by Derek Blasberg.

One can question what defines the modern lady. Lists with This Book. After reading this book I still wasn’t convinced that Derek Blasberg really knew what the term ‘classy’ actually means. Still funny and informative, though: Keep reading and the message is embedded in there.