There's a slew of young female celebrities who probably should invest $22.50 in a copy of Pamela Keogh's book "What Would Audrey Do?" — which arrived in bookstores last week. Instead of being photographed for the gossip sheets looking drunk or flashing body parts that ought to be kept hidden, the Britneys, Parises, Lindsays and Mischas of the world would do well to consider how a real lady like Audrey Hepburn would conduct herself.
That's the gist of Keogh's guide to living a thoughtful, mannered Hepburnian lifestyle. Find yourself in a sticky social jam? Simply ask yourself, "What would Audrey do?" The answers — whether they be about dating, dressing, raising a family or volunteering — should all come with the perfect style and effortless grace that was Hepburn's trademark.
But more interesting is the title of Keogh's new book, which is take on a simple question that has prompted dozens of titles. In the 1990s, pop culture witnessed a "What Would Jesus Do?" trend that came with a wristband to remind Christians to follow the teachings of Jesus in their daily life. "What Would Jesus Do?" also became a book.
Here are some other examples of books that followed in that vein:
The author, a Buddhist spirituality expert, applies Buddhist teachings, practices and rituals to modern problems. What would Buddha do about credit card debt? Or road rage? Buddha has the answer.
You thought "Buffy" was just about a hot teen chick snuffing out the undead? Riess looks at the show's moral message and finds examples of familial bonding, deep friendship, altruism, self-sacrifice and personal spirituality that run through the show.
Founding Father lit had a good run for a while. In his look at what Thomas Jefferson wrought, the author shows why democracy, the most universal form of government, works.
We can't all have bulletproof bracelets and lassos of truth, but we can take a few helpful hints from a helpful superheroine. This book outlines secrets to acing your job interview and moving up the corporate ladder by channeling your inner Wonder Woman.
Anyone who watched the TV show "MacGyver" marveled at the way the resourceful secret agent got himself out of jams by using everyday objects. The authors have rounded up 45 true stories celebrating the MacGyverian use of improvised genius to solve everyday problems.
Iconic characters such as Maude, Murphy Brown, Roseanne, Ally McBeal and Carrie Bradshaw, TV's most popular characters have advice for the lives of everyday women.