About the Book
In Beverly Hills, fame and wealth can buy everything--except class, grace, and sophistication. In 24 Karat Etiquette, Lisa Gaché offers a behind-the-scenes look at Beverly Hills residents' unique social dilemmas through the eyes of an etiquette expert, tasked with transforming her awkward, boorish, and sometimes challenging clients into social virtuosos. Not only does Lisa rule the roost at her in-town manners school, but her services are also in demand across the globe. From Saudi princesses to Oscar winners, talent agents to intelligence operatives, child actresses, butlers, and football players, Lisa has amassed an astounding roster over the years.
In today's technological world, Lisa counsels clients on more than their table manners. Thanks to the explosion of social media, netiquette is a vital new discipline. If a tweet hits the fan, it doesn't matter if you're a "nobody" or a "somebody"; repercussions are real and sometimes devastating. Everyone, regardless of their proximity to the Hollywood stars, can pick up something to apply to their own lives through the stories Lisa shares about her experiences with her most amusing, clueless, and stubborn clients. The inquiries never cease to amaze her.
- Teaching an Oscar nominee how to successfully navigate the red carpet
- Instructing sixty sorority girls how to use a fork and knife properly
- Tutoring a child actress requiring formal instruction on interacting with "normal" people
- Counseling an overnight rags-to-riches success story without a clue how to fit in
- Training soldiers specializing in interrogation how to assimilate back to their home lives
About the Author: Lisa Gaché, founder and CEO of Beverly Hills Manners, is a nationally recognized lifestyle and etiquette expert, often featured on television (The Today Show, Dr. Phil, Anderson Live) and in print (Vanity Fair, USA Today, Los Angeles Times). Lisa's formal training includes certification as a corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant from the Protocol School of Washington. She resides in Beverly Hills, California.