Polish your Poise With Madame Chic

Polish your Poise With Madame Chic

Lessons in Everyday Elegance

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"The New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic and At Home with Madame Chic revives the timeless quality of poise and shows how to cultivate it as a daily practice and a life-long endeavor. Just step out your door today and you will notice that poise is a rarity in our wired, fast-paced, and unmannerly world. As uncivil behaviors like flip-flops at Broadway shows and digital oversharing proliferate, this timely book reminds us of the quiet power of behaving with dignity, kindness, and grace. Jennifer Scott's Parisian mentor, Madame Chic, embodied poise, and not just with the good posture, stylish attire, and natural manners that made her extraordinarily elegant. She also demonstrated steady assuredness and graceful calm in everything she did--from interacting with her family and receiving guests at home to presenting herself in public. Jennifer L. Scott passes on the lessons she learned as well as some of her own hard-won wisdom, addressing topics such as proper attire at social events, good grooming, communication skills, hospitality and being a good guest, our interactions with neighbors and strangers, role models, self-discipline, and self-image. This charmingly illustrated, practical, and inspiring book, full of tips, lists, and ideas, is certain to start a new conversation about the timeless art of poise"--
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015
ISBN: 9781501118739
1501118730
Branch Call Number: 646.76 Sco846P 2015
Characteristics: x, 271 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm

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Jan 25, 2021

I absolutely love this book! Going to read it for the second time! So inspiring and beautiful.

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nimbus_sandal_0
Sep 17, 2020

I couldn't continue reading it. I would lose my mind if I had to read word "poise" again for the umpteenth time. Some of the reasons to do so-and-so is illustrated by saying the alternative is this-this-and this. "You should dress up well, because you don't want to look like you just got out of bed in your sweat pants." It has a strong "not-like-other-girls" vibe, and I don't feel right reading books to build myself up by putting down others. Live your best life, but don't judge others for how they live theirs.

For a book about Poise, the delivery seems decidedly *not,* for me.

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8863032lib
Feb 05, 2019

2nd book

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AmandaKerr
May 16, 2017

This book is much more than a simple how to appear graceful book. Rather, it encourages the reader to value each aspect of their life and treat it as an occasion. I am grateful to the author for valuing intellectual growth and grace more than just the physical appearance. A very good and encouraging read for sure.

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