The Unqualified Hostess: I do it my way so you can too!

The Unqualified Hostess: I do it my way so you can too!

by Whoopi Goldberg


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The legendary actor and comedian shows how to set a great table, shares ideas for unforgettable celebrations, and says, "It's about fun, not perfection!" In her own words...

"It's Whoopi here and I've written this book that, frankly, is the last book anyone would expect. You would never think of me as someone with the courage to say, 'You have everything you need to be fantastic in your own house, apartment, or trailer to set a great table.'

Let's face it, you look at a lot of books on Entertaining and think 'I could never do this in my house, I don't have this stuff and it's not going to look like what I'm seeing.' That's not what's going to happen here! I want to show you there is great heart in setting the table. For two or four or the kids or Halloween or tea just for you. For dinners with friends or the holidays. I'm going to tell you stories about what I do when people come over and give you ideas about what you're seeing because Honey, everything in this book is what you can do in your house.

You got a bodega or a 7-Eleven near you? They sell flowers. Take those bad boys and put them on your table. You got some crazy old plate from your grandmother (or a fancy silver one)? You got little kids' toys that have been annoying you forever, put them on the table too. Who's going to tell you it's wrong? Not me! I'm going to tell you it's right and I'm going to take you on a journey. And don't forget the bathroom; decorate it too, people are going to see it. It's all at your house. Come with me. I'll show you!

P.S. I know the glass on the cover is broken. Accidents happen!"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847866984
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 16,031
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Whoopi Goldberg is one of only fifteen winners of the EGOT, with three Emmys, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony, as well as two Golden Globes, numerous NAACP Image Awards, several People's Choice Awards, and many other honors for her work as an actor, producer, host, comedian, and humanitarian activist. She is a host of The View.

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The Unqualified Hostess: I do it my way so you can too! 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AnneSmythe 5 months ago
I so loved this book! It was precisely what I needed! I'm very rigid and formal and have been searching for an option...preferably written by someone who has intelligence and wisdom. This filled my needs perfectly. One of a kind lady and book Thank you, Whoopi!
DaleDK 6 months ago
Oh my....I'm so sorry to leave this review. I am a lover of table setting books, and I love taking a creative approach to entertaining and making guests feel special by setting a nice table for them. But this book was such a disappointment for me. High quality photos, but everything looks like a mish mosh. Whoopie (and I love her!) talks her way through the book in a very casual and friendly manner, but I felt like she was saying just grab stuff off your shelves and whatever you have and lay it all out and it will be lovely and special...and it wasn't. I guess maybe someone like me wasn't the intended market. I don't know. So sorry Whoopie...I didn't love it. In fact, I returned it.