The surprise breakout star of Bravo's hit reality show, Southern Charm, introduces an essential lifestyle guide as refreshing and fun as a gin martini.
"Patricia on #SouthernCharm, like lookin' in the damn mirror. Cheers queen."—Lady Gaga
Fan-favorite Bravolebrity Patricia Altschul from the primetime show Southern Charm finally brings fans her eagerly anticipated opus on etiquette and living a glamorous Southern lifestyle. Patricia provides advice on every situation, from hosting a memorable cocktail party, to decoding the dress code for any event, to handling a drunken boor at the dinner table, to delivering the perfectly phrased insult—like her now iconic "shameless strumpet." The Art of Southern Charm takes readers inside the world of Charleston's most captivating grande dame, who (with Michael the Butler) offers a blueblood's blueprint for curating and celebrating life at its best.
"Some viewers might watch the Bravo reality show Southern Charm to witness the escapades of Charleston's young elite, but at T&C we watch just to see Patricia Altschul in action . . . She's the show's resident expert in decorum, manners, and entertaining."—Emily Selter, Town & Country
"Since Southern Charm premiered in 2014, Mrs. Altschul, 78, has emerged as a tart-tongued matriarch doing the work of a Greek chorus for a cast in which half the members can barely figure out how to get out of bed before noon (and once there, how to proceed without a beer) . . . Some of Mrs. Altschul's points of view may seem out of touch . . . But her commentary can also be incisive and funny, sparking roundups of her zingers across the internet."—The New York Times