May 18, 2010 6:33 AM
In a world of Hiltons, Lohans, sex tapes, panty-less car exists, "Juicy" written across booties, and a laundry list of other trashy trends, it's hard to imagine a time when "classy" wasn't a lost concept. In Derek Blasberg's Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady ($12) he takes on topics like drinking, how to dress, when to put down the Crackberry, dining, and social behavior. For those of us less inclined to pick up Emily Post, this is the perfect taste of etiquette. Blasberg lays down what comes across as attractive, and more importantly what does not - an invaluable tool for the lady of today!