Kelly wrote in about what it means to be a Hepburn in high school – which, let’s be honest, is not easy! Go Kelly!
My name is Kelly. I am currently a high school senior in Massachusetts. I read your book, How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World, while I was a sophomore. Ironically around the same time, I was having trouble being bullied by girls in school. Reading your book taught me that I was not the problem, they were. They were the ones that did not have a high self image and had to project a negative self image on other people to make them feel better about themselves. They wore the tight clothes, short skirts, and had boyfriends who only valued them for one thing. From the book I actively to the advice to “Keep my Chin Up and My Skirt Down” to a whole new meaning, and I also made my grandmother proud by not using “like, um, idk. . .” in every sentence. I even invested in a pearl necklace! I am currently taking a Creative Writing class this year, and the first assignment in the class was to write about how something or someone influenced our life. I wrote about how, How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World, changed my life the most. I also submitted the piece for a writing contest at a local college. I hope I win! And thank you for taking the time and energy for writing How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World, it really has inspired me to be my own person, find my voice, and not give in to the high school peer pressure.