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Publisher's Summary

Fan-favorite Bravolebrity Patricia Altschul from the primetime show Southern Charm finally brings fans her eagerly anticipated opus on etiquette and living a glamorous Southern lifestyle. Patricia provides advice on every situation, from hosting a memorable cocktail party, to decoding the dress code for any event, to handling a drunken boor at the dinner table, to delivering the perfectly phrased insult - like her now iconic "shameless strumpet". The Art of Southern Charm takes listeners inside the world of Charleston's most captivating grande dame, who (with Michael the Butler) offers a blueblood's blueprint for curating and celebrating life at its best.

©2017 Patricia Altschul with Deborah Davis (P)2017 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Patricia on #SouthernCharm, like lookin' in the damn mirror. Cheers queen." (Lady Gaga)

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Don't do it!

Wasted credit. Author is a bore, just brags about her extravagant lifestyle. I thought this would be similar to "Being Dead is No Excuse " and a have some real tips about hospitality & entertaining. It was nothing like that. If you are a fan of this author her show you may have more appreciation for this.I couldn't make it through till the end.

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Pleasant

Pleasant but not as much meat as I would have hoped for. I know she has more to teach than this.

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I absolutely loved the book and love the show Southern charm. Patricia is a character and someone I aspire to be. I wish, though, she would have read the book herself because I love to hear her speak. I wish they would have found a different narrator, however if you set the speed at 1.25x she sounds much better.

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Narrator is horrible

I could not keep up with story, the narrator kept randomly dropping her fake southern accent. Based on content this book would be better as a physical version and non an audio book.

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Condescending

I found it rather insulting and had to turn off at chapter 4 after repeated vocabulary definitions explained mid story.

Unpleasant fake southern narrator accent was too much as well.

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We can all take a page from this book!

A must read for anyone with or without Southern roots. Patricia captures and explains so eloquently what true class is in a modern day world of casualness and disregard for social graces.