The glamorous star of Bravo’s hit show The Real Housewives of New York City makes it easy to be elegant, with contemporary etiquette tips and a complete course in the art of sophisticated living
Countess LuAnn de Lesseps knows firsthand that class is a state of mind, not a birthright. Raised in small-town Connecticut-half French Canadian, half Native American-she worked as a registered nurse before she started modeling. On her first trip to Europe, she was awed by the lifestyle of the Italians and stayed, eventually becoming a TV personality. Before long, she began a fairy-tale romance with Alexandre Count de Lesseps, of the Suez Canal dynasty, and married into a world of aristocrats.
She learned during her time in Europe that panache comes from within- not from an antiquated manual. Now she shares her savvy advice and her inspiring story in Class with the Countess, including:
-Elegance can most certainly be acquired.
-All of life is a seduction.
-You don’t have to be rich and famous to have an unforgettable presence.
-Being interested is what makes you interesting.
-An alluring woman makes everyone want to be near her.
The twenty-first century’s answer to Emily Post, the Countess gives a new generation of women an exuberant and incomparable guide to modern social graces.