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Title:
Swell : a girl's guide to the good life
Author:
Rowley, Cynthia.
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Publication Information:
New York : Warner Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
137 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780446524568
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The American embodiment of the French expression joie de vivre is to be a "swell" shows them how to combine style & spirit with the panache of a modern day Holly Golightly. Today's girls (age 18 to 50) need to navigate life with a little swagger & a lot of grace & this book shows them how to combine style & spirit with the panache of a modern day Holly Golightly.


Author Notes

Cynthia Rowley is a fashion designer from Barrington, Illinois.


Table of Contents

Introduction: What a Life, What a Word!p. 7
Chapter 1 Break Some Eggs: Enter the imperfect hostessp. 10
Chapter 2 Say Thank You: Gratitude and gratuitiesp. 26
Chapter 3 Love: Go ahead and take a gamble. So what if you lose your shirt?p. 35
Chapter 4 Get Around: A top-down girl in a hard-top worldp. 50
Chapter 5 Have Fun: Two words a swell should never utter: "I'm bored."p. 65
Chapter 6 Style: Not just another pretty dressp. 85
Chapter 7 Be Lucky: When it comes to luck, a swell leaves nothing to chancep. 97
Chapter 8 Look Pretty: Just because a girl's got a big caboose doesn't mean she can't be a lookerp. 102
Chapter 9 Indulge: What to do when dieting on a first date? Cheat!p. 114
Conclusion: That's Not All, Folks...p. 135
Sourcesp. 136