Tatiana Boncompagni Hoover’s Tips for Socialites

It's not that we're quibbling with the tips Tatiana Boncompagni gives for being a successful socialite in the above promotional video for her chick-lit novel Gilding Lily; after all, she knows from whence she speaks. As HarperCollins Website duly informs us, "Yes, she knows Tinsley Moritmer [sic] and Fabiola Beracasa," and that she "truly is descended from an Italian Princess." But she is kind of leaving out the most important rule of all? As Tatiana might put it, "The best way to ensure you will never have to clean your own house is to marry the heir to a vacuum-cleaner fortune."

What "It" Takes [You Tube via Park Avenue Peerage]
Tatiana Boncompagni's Bio [HarperCollins]