The Truth About Style: The Book Report
Stories of real women
Author: Stacy London of "What Not To Wear." Publisher: Viking 2012: Hard cover; $32.95US. Lots of good photographs, but not too many; the book has substance, as well as style.
Author's stated purpose: As in her television program "What Not To Wear," the author's purpose is to provide confidence to women by showing them how to package themselves for life.
Description: The book includes a selection of real women in before and after dress and grooming, including descriptions and pictures illustrating why changes were selected and made. Ms. London includes biographical material of her previous ugly duckling status, increasing the credibility of her recommendations and analysis.
Discussion: Unless you have been under an unfashionable rock, you know who the author is. The book is pure Stacy, with the warmth and care that she can generate. Although my taste in clothes does not always coincide with Stacy's, I find her analysis interesting, useful and fun. If you don't know the author, but are in search of fashion and style help, you definitely will want to get a look at this book.
The Book Report’s rating: Readability: Just plain good. Achievement of purpose: Achieved. Recommended: Yes.
If you have read it, what do you think?
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