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The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman By Karen Karbo The Gospel According to Coco Chanel Life Lessons from the World s Most Elegant Woman Delving into the long extraordinary life of renowned French fashion designer Coco Chanel Karen Karbo has written a new kind of book exploring Chanel s philosophy on a range of universal themes from
  • Title: The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman
  • Author: Karen Karbo
  • ISBN: 9789380069531
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman By Karen Karbo Delving into the long, extraordinary life of renowned French fashion designer Coco Chanel, Karen Karbo has written a new kind of book, exploring Chanel s philosophy on a range of universal themes from style to passion, from money and success to femininity and living life on your own terms.For a live viewing of Chesley McLaren s illustrations you can visit The 4th Wall GaDelving into the long, extraordinary life of renowned French fashion designer Coco Chanel, Karen Karbo has written a new kind of book, exploring Chanel s philosophy on a range of universal themes from style to passion, from money and success to femininity and living life on your own terms.For a live viewing of Chesley McLaren s illustrations you can visit The 4th Wall Gallery.Click here for info.
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    1. Karen Karbo

      Karen Karbo s first novel, Trespassers Welcome Here, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and a Village Voice Top Ten Book of the Year Her other two adult novels, The Diamond Lane and Motherhood Made a Man Out of Me, were also named New York Times Notable Books The Stuff of Life, about the last year she spent with her father before his death, was an NYT Notable Book, a People Magazine Critics Choice, a Books for a Better Life Award finalist, and a winner of the Oregon Book Award for Creative Non fiction.Karbo is most well known for her international best selling Kick Ass Women series, which examines the lives of a quartet of iconic 20th century women Julia Child Rules 2013 , How Georgia Became O Keeffe 2011 , The Gospel According to Coco Chanel 2009 , and How to Hepburn 2007 Her short stories, essays, articles and reviews have appeared in Elle, Vogue, Esquire, Outside, O, More, The New Republic, The New York Times, salon and other magazines She is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, was a winner of the General Electric Younger Writer Award, and was one of 24 writers chosen for the inaugural Amtrak Writers residency.In addition, Karbo penned three books in the Minerva Clark mystery series for children Minerva Clark Gets A Clue, Minerva Clark Goes to the Dogs, and Minerva Clark Gives Up the Ghost.She is the co author, with Gabrielle Reece, of Big Girl in the Middle, and the New York Times bestselling, My Foot is Too Big for the Glass Slipper A Guide to the Less than Perfect Life.Karbo also contributed to the anthologies, The Bitch is Back and What My Mother Gave Me Thirty one Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most.Karen grew up in Los Angeles, California and lives in Portland, Oregon where she continues to kick ass.

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    1. If biographies were coffee, then Karen Karbo s book would be a mocha cafe latte It s mostly sweet with froth on top It does have some of the dimensional coffee flavors underneath, but all in all, it s a social drink that you probably don t think much about Things I liked Anything biographically related to Coco Chanel s history, story and rise to fame The book gave me a peek into the fascinating personality of an influential person I might actually try to read on the woman There were also some [...]


    2. This book is three parts biography, one part self help, along with a few of the author s related personal experiences on her quest to acquire a Chanel jacket Chanel led an interesting and inspiring life, so I m not sure it s possible to write a book about her that s not at least somewhat interesting I particularly enjoyed the various anecdote s about Chanel and her famously sharp wit However, I was somewhat put off by the sweeping generalizations often relating to gender that Karbo makes th.This [...]


    3. The reason why i really like the book it s that the Karen Karbo writes is very different of many biographies In this book she shows her point of view of this amazing woman who was Chanel, including self experiences It is amazing how she was able to put the Chanel s rules into the modern society, not only telling the story of Coco, showing as well the story of Maison Chanel, as, for example, the difference between the actual Chanel and the old one The focus in this book is basically all the thing [...]


    4. Since the closest I will ever come to the world of couture is being addicted to Project Runway, I really enjoyed this peek into the rise of Coco Chanel Truly a self made woman, it she we have to thank for freeing women from corsets and upholstery fabric dresses It is also her fault that fashion now favors the ultra thin and boyish figure, because she looked like that and made clothes for people who looked like her She was quite a fascinating creature, and I give you a sample of her aphorisms her [...]


    5. I liked this book a lot I started smiling on page 50 and am still smiling Karbo combines self aware criticism with fashion history, weaving her search for genuine Chanel original with Coco s own inventive quest for fashion premierdom Not sure about the life lessons stuff, but if you were raised in an orphanage, change your story with each telling, and proclaim yourself queen loudly and often, than Chanel has something to teach you.


    6. Why I read it After reading about Steve Jobs and his obsession with the appearance of Apple s gadgets, wanted to read about another icon who defined how things should look.My review If you can get past the author s fangirl tone, this is a well researched biography with some interesting insights on the fashion business and living a full life There were parallels to Steve Jobs than I anticipated For example, on using others ideas She was shameless when it came to taking credit for innovations tha [...]


    7. For the most part, I m on board with Karbo s spin on Chanel Part biography, part guide to life and a smidge of self help, I can let myself believe that I m just chic enough follow Chanel s rules of engagement while reading What threw me was Karbo s section on femininity Specifically, when she declares that any good relationship needs some irrationality And not just your run of the mill whacky misunderstandings but plate throwing, tear inducing, dramatics flying irrationality Karbo even goes so f [...]


    8. Really a two and a half Three stars for the biographical info on Chanel, two stars for the writing, evens out to two and a half stars.I read this at the same time as I was reading The Paris Wife and A Moveable Feast for book club It was a fun little synergy, as passing references to Hemingway are made in this book and passing references to Chanel were made in both of the Hemingway related books.I really liked learning about Chanel and some of the life lessons made sense, but too often the author [...]


    9. It feels reasonable to presume that a work called The Gospel According to Coco Chanel Life Lessons from the World s Most Elegant Woman might be clearly organized into life lessons such as with a list or, at the very least, have a straightforward assessment of how Chanel became a style icon This book is repetitive, poorly copy edited and weakly written Yes, author Karen Karbo did talk about how Chanel s style differed from that of her contemporaries and the fabrics she favored But she kept making [...]


    10. I never cared much about Coco Chanel before About a year ago my fianc and I made an early night of an evening in San Francisco and caught the Lifetime movie Coco Chanel There were mixed reviews about the movie but I enjoyed learning the life of this creature of fashion The other day, I stumbled across this book After reading it I am completely enad Her story is compelling, her achievements great and what I like best about her is her persistence She never once gave up She took it easy from time t [...]


    11. En g n ral, je n ai pas examiner les livres parce que je ne suis pas une personne critique Cependant, je dois vous dire, c est un livre tr s agr able Je l ai lu en vacances et c tait le livre id al pour voyager Mademoiselle Chanel ne d oit jamais S il ya un culte de Chanel, je suis un disciple Mme Karbo ne soit diappoint.Le seul point n gatif que j ai, c est que le livre a une erreur puntuation Sinon, je recommande ce livre comme un amusement, lumi re, lecture int ressante.


    12. Z tytu u s dz c my la am, e przeczytam o regu ach stylu Coco Chanel Mia am wr cz nadziej , e dzi ki ksi ce poznam pewne zasady, kt rymi si kierowa a, e b dzie to ksi ka o modzie Jest to jednak bardziej ksi ka o yciu Coco Chanel, cho te bez szczeg w Wi c to taka ksi ka dziennikarki, kt ra dosta a zlecenie napisania lekkiej ksi ki i ikonie mody, dla czytelniczek kobiecych magazyn w.


    13. I can t say much for the writing, but the story was interesting I enjoyed reading about who Chanel was than about the fashion though because one thing that would have really helped this book would be actual pictures of the clothes that were discussed Fun read you can put down and pick back up again weeks later like I did.


    14. I loved this book It was witty, and I learned much about Coco Chanel which I did not know about before It made me love her and her classic clothing collection I don t appreciate what has been done to her design house since her death, but this book does give some perspective of how designers must keep to the times to remain relevant.


    15. An easy fun read, with light and colorful info on the iconic woman who shaped the fashion industry, who most love and wish to own a piece of her vintage designs Definitely a read for anyone who is interested in fashion and history of fashion.



    16. I wanted to love this book It s part biography, part life lessonsemed like a great concept But I found that I was forcing myself to just get through it I would have given up, but I m not the type to leave a book unfinished First, the book is so poorly put together, as though no one bothered to actually organize it Although Chanel s life story is quite interesting and the only reason it gets two stars , there is so much jumping around It makes you dizzy You re never quite sure when in Chanel s li [...]


    17. Although I think the fashion world is ridiculous than most soap operas, I nonetheless do view certain designers as true artists Coco Chanel may not have been Galliano tastic or have the quirkiness of Gaultier, but she created a baseline of elegance that few designers have reached The book is less about fashion, I feel, and about creating the self Chanel, like most designers, was her own biggest fan She would have to be in the cut throat arena of fashion Her iconoclastic and legendary status of [...]


    18. Cut to the chase, don t waste time doing stuff that seems to be essential to your life and business, just because other people do it I read this book when it was first published It s a quick read But believe me, it s packed with goodness This time through, I actually started to take notes Which, by the way, made me enjoy it less I guess for some reason I thought I was going to write some compelling, witty, professorial review of it Until it hit me I read for enjoyment Perhaps other people do too [...]


    19. A Fun Take on ChanelThis book is a humorous reminder of Chanel s life story and how this one woman single handedly created the modern woman through her example as a woman who did it her way, as well as through her designs Chanel dressed the contemporary woman as Chanel, herself, wanted to be dressed For the first time in eons, women s comfort was taken into consideration, allowing the active, responsible, busy woman a wardrobe that reflected 20th century sensibilities, while still infusing luxur [...]


    20. I bought this for a fashionista friend s birthday, and thanks to s timely delivery, had time to read it before I wrapped it up in some pretty paper and handed it over Shameless of me, yes I know I have to say I did not expect this to be something I would find even remotely interesting, but it turned out to be a fun and quick study It is not the best biography, but as the title suggests it is not aiming to be such anyway, which makes its foibles easy to forgive I found its charming little factoid [...]


    21. I almost didn t pick this book up because the title was a little cliche and gave me the impression that this would be some sort of religious book It s not I think that if I were going to re title it, I would go with something like Life Lessons from the World s Most Elegant Woman Coco Chanel though catchy I really felt like the subtitle did for me what the title did not Lucky after reading the first few pages in the bookstore I felt like it would be a good book despite it s title And it really w [...]


    22. Gabrielle Chanel, born poor, invented herself and left some of her history a mystery, as the author explains how Chanel often fabricated ha stories about herself For that reason it was hard for me to take this book too seriously The topical chapters, each devoted to a life lesson and some developed from Chanel s own quotes, seem admirable yet lack a spiritual depth and accountability that left me empty I defined Chanel a creative, shrewd, motivated yet calculating, mean woman who didn t live or [...]


    23. Mademoiselle Chanel is a very strong, opinionated woman I would have loved to read details of her fashion collections or see pictures, but that is not what this book is about It shows the story of Chanel s life the choices she made It was a very good read The thing I didn t understand is how Chanel could disregard her past so easily in the beginning being awful, losing her parents and growing up in a orphanage then wonderful and creating beautiful works of high fashion art The past is what make [...]


    24. A good overall view of Chanel s life with life lessons some tongue in cheek, some not thrown in throughout This book would have been stronger if either the story of Chanel or the lessons took center stage, but instead it wandered back and forth between the two, never making the focus of the book clear With that said, Karen Karbo has a sometimes irreverent tone that keeps the book a fun read I m taking her list of books in the Acknowledgements section and adding most of them to my to read list I [...]


    25. This is a biography of Coco Chanel It seems that there was not a lot of factual information available, so there is speculation on the part of the writer It ends up being charming, though Ms Karbo mixes old fashioned elegance with modern wit And of course there is her search for the perfect Chanel jacket Read the book to find out if the author obtains one This book gave me a hankering for Chanel No 19, but I am pretty sure they don t sell that at T.J Maxx so I probably won t be buying any soon On [...]


    26. I ve always been a huge fan of Chanel her house, her entrepreneurial spirit herself Therefore I m so happy that I was given this book as a Christmas present which I gobbled up right away because I now have the privilege of knowing what kind of person the world s most elegant woman really was Frankly, she was a bitch And to be honest, I m kind of okay with that Karen Karbo is definitely going onto my imaginary list of authors I love and appreciate, and this book is definitely recommended by me to [...]


    27. A girl should be two things classy and fabulous Coco ChanelHave to say that I was a little exceptical at first, because I ve read Ms Karbo s previous book about Katharine Hepburn and wasn t too crazy about it, but since a friend gave it to me as a present why not give it a chance I was pleasently surprise Ms Karbo did such a good job introducing Coco Chanel to us, her sense of humor, personality and believes.This book should be reminder to women to live life the way we choose, no matter what eve [...]


    28. I was so excited when I started reading this book My excitement eventually faded and I struggled to go through the end I expected information about Coco s life I thought I would learn so much about her philosophy and style but I was very disappointed I haven t learned anything that I haven t seen in the movies about her or read about her on line and the author s style was at times pretentious and it seemed unnatural Not sure I would read any other book by her


    29. I have been so interested in the history of Coco Channel ever since I saw the movie Avant Channel This book is so great because it combines history of Coco Channel with her ideas and successes It compares her opinions of fashion to her rivals of the time, also to Karl Lagerfeld designs, who has been chief designer of Chanel s fashion house since 1983 The book is fascinating because Coco lived a radical, scandalous, but beautiful life.


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