Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman

I am a huge Audrey Hepburn fan so I was delighted when I received a copy of Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman from St. Martins Press.  Kriegman was also the creator of a favorite childhood television show Clarissa Explains it All.  If you are a fan of Audrey or love a story with a fun, strong female at the heart of it then you will love this book!

The book centers around Lizzie aka Lisbeth who is fresh out of high school and thinking about where to go next.  One night she has a chance encounter with a piece of Hollywood history and her life is forever changed.  The story takes you from the working streets of New Jersey to the glamorous nightlife of New York city.  With a cast full of colorful characters and Audrey fact sprinkled without, Being Audrey Hepburn is much more than a glossy, fashion read.  It depicts real family relationships and the struggles we face when we are put into the real world and searching for our true self.


A few of my favorite Audrey quotes:

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!


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