Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Woman You Want To Be: Margery Wilson's Complete Book of Charm” as Want to Read:
The Woman You Want To Be: Margery Wilson's Complete Book of Charm
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Woman You Want To Be: Margery Wilson's Complete Book of Charm

0.0  ·  Rating Details ·  0 Ratings  ·  0 Reviews
Hardcover, 423 pages
Published 1942 by J. B. Lippincott
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Woman You Want To Be, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Woman You Want To Be

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-25)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
janel.m
Mar 21, 2016 janel.m rated it really liked it
Shelves: charm-school, 2016
Margery Wilson, who retired from the film industry in her late twenties, was also a diction teacher, writer, and radio personality. _The Woman You Want To Be_ grew out of a Los Angeles area radio show written by Wilson in the 1920s.

There are all the exercises one would expect from a former actress/diction coach: advice on facial expressions, body language, and use of the voice. Wilson was also a proponent of New Thought, and much of her advice walks a fine line between high-mindedness and high a
...more
Lee
My grandmother gave this to me recently with a note that read, "You already possess a charm all your own, but these books do hold 'extra' avenues to charm." Wee bit of a backhanded compliment! Given its original copyright date of 1928, the advice within wasn't particularly relevant (and was, at times, offensive from a modern viewpoint), but was a really interesting historical read. Also apparently the term "bug-a-boo" was extant in the 1920s.
Larissia
Larissia rated it really liked it
Oct 17, 2013
Hannah Norton
Hannah Norton rated it liked it
Dec 31, 2013
Kelli
Kelli rated it really liked it
Feb 12, 2010
Michele P. Olender
Michele P. Olender rated it really liked it
Jul 10, 2014
Celia
Celia rated it really liked it
Feb 21, 2016
Lisa
Lisa marked it as to-read
Nov 22, 2009
Yasmin
Yasmin marked it as to-read
Dec 29, 2010
Terryheckel
Terryheckel marked it as to-read
Jan 11, 2013
Jessie
Jessie marked it as to-read
May 09, 2013
Allison C. McCulloch
Allison C. McCulloch marked it as to-read
May 15, 2013
Ann
Ann marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2016
Allison
Allison is currently reading it
Dec 26, 2013
Loronce
Loronce marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2014
Sarah
Sarah marked it as to-read
Jun 14, 2014
sarah rose
sarah rose marked it as to-read
Nov 25, 2014
Jude Carpizo
Jude Carpizo marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2014
Andrea
Andrea added it
Mar 19, 2016
Becki
Becki marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2015
Debra
Debra marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2016
Lady Tsundoku
Lady Tsundoku marked it as to-read
Jul 06, 2016
Barbara
Barbara marked it as to-read
Oct 12, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book