You know when you pick up a book and can just read it over and over again? This is that book for me. I picked it up on the recommendation of my cousin and I can't thank her enough for this find. The subtitle is "Etiquette for a Lady, from a Gentleman." And this book is just that.
One thing you will learn about me is I'm very flamboyant, but still old school in morals. This book is the perfect juxtaposition of that. Enitan addresses etiquette in a manner that's less "salad fork on the left," and more truth for a disillusioned generation of women who seem to have missed the memo on being "ladies."
A lot of these lessons are common sense in my book, however, I love Mr. Bereola's manner of addressing modern day challenges with a swagger that makes it undeniably agreeable. This book not only speaks on etiquette, it speaks to the essence and spirit of a woman. The book opens as follows: "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown... Have you ever witnessed a Lady? Not a woman, but a Lady. She’s a girl by birth, woman by maturity and Lady by choice. Do you remember how the sight of a Lady made you feel? Did she smile at you? Could you feel her warmth? Do you remember her scent of comfort and truth? Can you recall how difficult it was explaining what you witnessed when she strolled by? Her high heels were music; her stride was a song. She walked in greatness influencing nations with each step. Do you remember the first time you saw a Lady? Well, when was the last time you saw her? Her story isn’t being told. Her legacy is being watered down and society is taking notes. She’s much more than a victim with hips.“
This book is more poetry than prose, both medicine for the soul of a lady buried within us all and simple wisdom from the eyes of a man for the women of today. This is a MUST read, ladies.