Real Housewive LuAnn de Lesseps shares how to live with elegance and flare.

Apr 15, 2009 - The Dish0

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Countess de Lesseps is adding a new title to her name. Author!

Class with the Countess, written by our very own modern day Emily Post and star of Real Housewives of NYC, hits bookshelves TODAY. Class features 272 pages of proper etiquette, on everything from gift giving to table manners. If your life needs more elegance and flair, then pick up a copy of Class and get ready to be schooled by NYC's Miss Manners.

Go here to read the free book excerpt, then visit check out our "Ask the Countess" blog here to ask LuAnn your questions on etiquette and manners!

21 comments
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i was willing to overlook luanns class issuses till she told that young girl that she could be a model after she lost weight! how dare she!! i think bethenny is the only one who isn't fake on that show. drop kelly. ramona has psych issuses.jill is a real housewife of new york.

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I like Luann also, she is the most down to earth person.

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This show is the funniest thing going. I lay in bed and LOL at some of the ridiculous things these women do. They are so full of themselves its unbelievable. They all need to get a real life. I’m just waiting on Luann to have everyone bow or curtsey before they speak. And that new twit, where in the world did she come from and why!

eym
eym

This Countess talks with food in her mouth! Am I the only person seeing this? It's disgusting to watch! And how dare THE COUNTESS insult and embarrass that little girl for wanting to be a babysitter- maybe she meant au pair(sp?) or daycare owner, who knows but there was NO reason to laugh out loud at this child in front of her peers about her goals. Geeze Luann! And did it ever cross THE COUNTESS mind that the little girl wanting to be a model was possibly thinking full figure model? This classy countess had NO problem shooting down that child also. That segmont was so EMBARRASSING!

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She's very unaware of herself while playing the "class" card on others. As for "taking time out" to "help the girls," that was embarrassing. Hope that school/club/whatever screens its' presenters more fully in the future, and makes sure their presenters have a really valuable program to present, not just hang out and let their "light" shine on the less fortunates, and in a crazy, tacky way, I might add.

Redhead
Redhead

Ugghh. Enough already about how refined and polished you think your manners are Luann. My "pet peeve" is women who think they are classy because they spend too much money on their lifestyle(keeping up with the Jones). Real class is being a person of substance.Bethany you rock. Your the class act.

Linda
Linda

It's elegance and FLAIR, you boobs, not FLARE! Spellcheck puh-leez, darlings.

Shirley
Shirley

LuAnn means well, but she needs to take an honest look at herself. One thing is, always giving advice about manners is very tacky! STOP ALREADY!!

MzLaLa
MzLaLa

Luann, I truly hope you do something nice for the young ladies you laughed at. I wonder how you would feel if your daugther told someone her dreams and they not only laughed at her but laughed at her on national TV?? Those poor young ladies, I hope thier follow schoolmates didnt watch and gave them a hard time. I wonder if you even aware of the way you are behaving ??

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I think LuAnn is the only down to earth person on the show. She has class and intelligence.

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Agreed- Luann is condescending. I think she is gorgeous and undoubtedly has a good heart, but Countess or Commonfolk, sister needs to step off the soap box and back to reality.

Linda
Linda

LuAnn is elegant & refined---not condescending. The other Housewives--including Atlanta's & OC's--should take etiquette lessons from her! Too bad class can't be taught---all except LuAnn & Kelly need some of that, too! I can't wait to buy her book!

amanda
amanda

I think Luann is beautiful inside and out and she is my favorite nyc house wife. Work it countess.

ann witman
ann witman

I do too--last person and I mean last person I would follow advice from----who will spend money on this silly book---her life is a lie--I'd rather buy Bethanny's book

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I don't think the cover picture with the view down her shirt is very classy.

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Isn't that the truth!

lika
lika

marrying a title doesn't give one class...the countess is a perfect example. those who have it, don't have to continually announce to the world that they do...they walk the walk.

Cat
Cat

Luann is my least favorite person to see on tv ... she is full of herself, and it's not really even herself ... she is full of the title she got because she married a count, so she's not even a real one which makes TOTAL sense.

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I think Luann is condescending.