I was initially a little sceptical about this book. The title struck me as one of those ghastly please-like-me-I'm-quite-nice-really self help books.
Ignore the title. It's actually a rather wonderful lifestyle guide. The premise is how to be a sophisticated woman, loved by all. Advice is based on tips and techniques from famous women of the stage & screen, both past and present, who've been adored by millions. Topics range from make-up to relationships.
The book is full of laugh out loud pearls of wisdom from the author;
'Don't wear Uggs, have platinum blonde hair extensions, use lipliner and carry a chihuahua - this is the working wardrobe of the Wannabe Wag and best avoided if you have any kind of I.Q.'
'NEVER date a footballer, they may be as rich as Croesus but they will make you look cheap'.
Fantastic stuff. It's a real tonic in today's shallow, celebrity obsessed world where knickerless girls falling out of cars are held up as role models.