Book Ideas: Audrey Hepburn

So Audrey: 59 Ways to Put a Little Hepburn in Your Step by Cindy De La Hoz
Product Description: “So Audrey” is the most coveted of compliments among women who emulate Audrey Hepburn. To her legions of female fans, from teens on up, she is a paragon of class and style.
Little black dress? That’sSo Audrey!Ballet flats?So Audrey!of you! A generous spirit? Well, it doesn’t get any moreAudrey! than that. Legendary superstar, trendsetter, and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn remains the epitome of style, charm, and humility in the face of enviable beauty for women of all ages. Filled with fashion and beauty advice inspired by Audrey, paired with gorgeous photos, this book imparts 59 little ways to put someHepburnin your step.”
$10.17 at amazon.com

How to Be Lovely: The Audrey Hepburn Way of Life by Melissa Hellstern
Product Description: “A charming guide to finding elegance in every aspect of life, featuring rarely seen photographs and revelations about the actress who perfected gracious living. Propelled by popular titles such as Swell: A Girl’s Guide to the Good Life and Three Black Skirts: All You Need to Survive, the decorum category touts plenty of trendy advice. But no one has demonstrated the power of poise as memorably as Audrey Hepburn, whose enchanting essence on and off the screen has easily withstood the test of time. Inspired by a beloved icon who balanced sensibility and sex appeal, celebrity and humanitarian efforts with evident ease, How to Be Lovely examines the art of being a woman. More philosophy than biography, Hepburn fans will uncover the deeply thinking, deeply feeling woman who found success on the silver screen, in her own home and in the world at large. Through Hepburn’s own words from interviews, what her friends said and behind-the-scenes stories, readers will develop a new outlook on their own careers, love lives, families, wardrobes, finances, health concerns, friendships, and the world at large. Published to coincide with Audrey Hepburn’s would be 75th birthday, How to Be Lovely features an elegant design worthy of the book’s namesake. For the millions who continue to delight in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Roman Holiday, and the woman behind them all, this is the guide to living genuinely with glamour and grace.
$12.89 at amazon.com

Life: Remembering Audrey Hepburn by Bob Willoughby
Product Description: “A stunning collection of more than one hundred images by celebrated photographer Bob Willoughby captures Audrey Hepburn`s legendary film career, personal life, and tireless activism in support of children and animals around the globe, accompanied by the photographer`s personal reminiscences of the much-loved star.”
$10.17 at amazon.com

Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit: A Son Remembers by Sean Hepburn Ferrer
From Publisher’s Weekly: “Hepburn’s son (with actor Mel Ferrer) shows his mother as a compassionate, emotional woman who searched for and offered love above all. He traces the roots of his mother’s longing in her experiences with her distant father and the destruction of her native Belgium during WWII. Via photos and stories, he notes how Hepburn (1929-1993) aimed to live an everyday family life of home, school and holidays. Rendering her husbands respectfully and without off-color stories, Ferrer doesn’t offer lascivious behind-the-scenes dramas or quips about directorial injustices. Instead, he lets designers and composers who worked with Hepburn talk about the actor’s inimitable talents. Composer Henry Mancini believes her “quality of wistfulness” inspired the songs he wrote for her, especially Breakfast at Tiffany’s “Moon River.” Designer Cecil Beaton calls her an “authentic existential Galatea” with a voice containing the “quality of heartbreak.” Ferrer also details Hepburn’s influential friendship with clothing designer Hubert de Givenchy, including the dressmaker’s generosity in Hepburn’s final days. Directors William Wyler and Billy Wilder also appear, as do actors Gary Cooper and Fred Astaire (the latter was Hepburn’s co-star in her favorite movie, Funny Face). Movie-related photos abound, but the most memorable images are of Hepburn’s family and the children she met in her work with UNICEF. Her 1989 speech to members of the United Nations staff on the millions of dying children in developing countries concludes the book. What began as a son’s remembrance and selective movie survey becomes a call to action. In this way, the work differs greatly from standard self-important star bios.”
$16.16 at amazon.com