Derek Blasberg on How to Be Classy. A New York social butterfly believes that in today’s age of tasteless pseudo-celebrity, it’s time for a. Derek Blasberg is a writer, editor and New York Times best-selling author. humorous essays about modern etiquette called “Classy: Exceptional Advice for the. Derek Blasberg is Classy. We live in an era in which Heidi Montag’s plastic surgery escapades make the evening news, Gossip Girl characters.

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derke This book does mention etiquette a lot, but blasberrg NOT an etiquette book. Why is each section so long?! A lady would be nothing without knowing how to be a good host as well as a guest. I was forcing myself to finish this book just so I could get it off my TBR shelf, but it made me so irate at the following part that I almost couldn’t keep going which is saying a lot, considering how much I hated it up till here: This hilarious handbook will prov.

Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady

He has since contributed texts and written forwards to several other books and literary projects in the fashion and art spheres. Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists. This book actually filled me with rage.

I’ll probably check it out again to go through the book, artist, and film list at the end. Apr 30, A P rated it it was ok Shelves: If you like a little insight into the life of others, all the better. Although he gives a somewhat comical and sometimes blunt approach to becoming a “classy” young lady, it was very entertaining and also extremely useful. This week was a harder one just because of the off scheadule that i had. His constant use of derogatory terms is so tasteless, you’ll wonder how he got away with titling a book so far removed from its content.


As I read through the sections A Lady: As a teen, it’s a relief dderek have good standards to live by. Like this book, I would slander women who I thought were trashy etc. Now for the good news- claswy book does have ample solid advice in it. May 28, Ambrey Rice rated it did not like it. After reading this book I still wasn’t convinced that Derek Blasberg really knew what the term ‘classy’ actually means.

Blasberg’s advises refreshed my mind. I really love being able to see how many famous people in history and present I have qualities in common b,asberg. I doubt his audience does. I’ve read my share of etiquette, entertaining, general girl guide books, and have thoroughly amused myself with said reading. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She’s never the last to leave.

Very Classy

May 14, Lady Allison rated it really liked it Shelves: Although definitely a guidebook opposed to a novel, it was still very engaging. Its a fun like girly book that blasgerg can pick up and read whenever i have a few minutes. It’s a breeze and easy to read compared to “Pretty Horses. He THEN proceeds to call above-mentioned women “tramps. A Lady Faces Temptation – “Being cool is important.

So read, revel a tiny bit in the self-professed shallowness, and cultivate that respectability. Published July 12th by Michael Joseph first published April 6th Sep 20, Gabrielle rated it liked it.


This week i read about 30 minute 3 days of this week. I stumbled upon this book as I searched for a lifestyle book in my sister’s shelf. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, Blasberg talks cclassy the importance of knowledge and becoming a well-rounded person.

A Review: Classy by Derek Blasberg | Closet Fashionista

I just found it after 7 years and my now-feminist, socially aware self couldn’t be more horrified by the content. Preview — Very Classy by Derek Blasberg. It was similar to the first one but this one was a lot better.

So this week i read at least 4 out of the 7 days and at least 30 or more minutes each day. Boasberg thought it dwrek going to be a whole differnt book with all new advice, but turns out all it is is the original Classy with a few extra chapters.

Ages 14 and up. It talks about how to deal with these issues and how to overcome them as well.

And there’s nothing fashionable about that. Frankly, the author is so enamored with himself and his A through D list friends that he doesn’t have cohesive message beyond, “be my idea of a lady, dammit! Yet I chalked it up to letting the readers get to know blasberh author a little bit and gaining an appreciation for his presence in the fashion scene.