12.07.2010

Booky Book Books

Realizing that I've never done a book blog post before, I've taken a look back at all of the books in my life from the past year - a retrospective Lizz Library of sorts. Mostly I stick to reading my fashion mags each month (all 29342347 of them), but sometimes you just need something with more narrative, a story that builds on itself. The books I read aren't exactly Cold Mountain or Catcher in the Rye, but they certainly brought me joy in their own little ways.

I started the year off with this little ditty by famed heiress Ivanka Trump called The Trump Card: Playing To Win in Work and Life. Ivanka has always been a big inspiration to me (she's the daughter of a real estate tycoon and she's not in jail, coked up, or clubbing every night? shocking...) So I thought it would be nice to hear the words straight from her mouth. She's so young and her career is already soaring, her motivation unmatched by others with famous fathers and fed with the silver spoon.


3 Stars | The girl gives great advice for work and life. It's certainly interesting to hear about her upbringing, how she has handled different situations in her life thus far, and how she got to where she is now - the top. But the book starts to loose steam after the middle, and some of her stories seem a bit redundant. (To be honest, I had to put the book down for a few weeks and come back to it.) Still a great read for other young, driven and like-minded women.

Then I completely switched gears and started reading the Chelsea Handler books, starting with the first, My Horizontal Life...

4 Stars | A hilarious recount of Chelsea's most memorable one night stands. The whole time she has you thinking, "Oh my gosh, can it get any worse?"

Then the second, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea


3 Stars | Still funny, but very similar to the first book. You'll love how she talks about her dad.

And her most recent book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

? Stars | I've just started reading this one, I'll let you know how it goes...

I'm also simultaneously reading a passage at a time of the hottest coffee table book titled CLASSY by Derek Blasberg.


It's less of a story and more of a how-to book for young women. "How to what?" you may ask. How to be just that - classy. How to be a lady in a world full of Jersey Shore and Bad Girls Club (uuggh). How to be Taylor Swift versus Lindsey Lohan. Kate Middleton versus Snooki.

Essentialy, the book is about making wardrobe and style choices that are Classy versus 'Tramp'. Blasberg discusses how to behave, how to date, how to attend a party, and on and on.
It's such a fun and light book. I found a few online images to show you...

  Kesha, is that you?




 Heehee, the thong...


This page made me giggle.

4.5 Stars | If nothing else, Classy is a great conversation starter for your coffee table at home, a light and fun read, and a lovely reminder of the elegant femme that us young dames aspire to be.


All books bought from Amazon

2 comments:

  1. I'm adding Classy to my xmas list. Thanks, as always, for the quality opinions. :o)

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  2. Yay Billi! You'll love it. It's a great gifty-gift for the women in your life too. ;)
    xoxo

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