Dear reader, life is too short for crap books.

Thursday, June 15, 2006


What Would Jackie Do?: An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living by Shelly Branch and Sue Callaway

For once I agree with Publishers Weekly, who asks in their review of this book, "what would Jackie think about having her name attached to this...?" Still, I, for one, am glad this book is out there. Effortless etiquette is a skill that too few of us possess.

Plus, as style icons go, no celebrity or First Lady can touch her.

Take this, for example. Then think about every celebrity you've seen wearing oversized sunglasses in the past two years. While Jackie O looks classy, yet trendy, the same look on Nicole Richie just makes you want to reach for a can of Raid.

And Laura Bush might be the closest thing to a classy-looking First Lady we've had since 1963, but it doesn't change the fact that she has crazy eyes (and yes, if you do a Google image search for "laura bush crazy eyes" you get results).

If you like...: Go Fug Yourself, or quirkily amusing self-help books like Nerve's Guide to Sex Etiquette for Ladies and Gentleman (a very funny and useful book peppered with hilariously prim etiquette book-speak like "only the vulgarian would..."), this book is for you.

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