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Pippa Middleton understands spoofs
Dec 12, 2012, 12:02 GMT
Pippa Middleton can understand why her book has been the subject of ridicule.
The 29-year-old party planner insists it was necessary to state the obvious in her party guide 'Celebrate!' so some of the mocking she has been subjected to is unfair.
She wrote in a column for Spectator magazine: 'I have been much teased for my book.
'Lots of journalists are saying that my advice is glaringly obvious. A spoof Twitter account called @pippatips offers such pearls as 'enjoy a glass of water by getting a clean glass and pouring in water from a tap or bottle'.
'If I were to write a cookery book, for instance, I would be compelled to say that, to make an omelette, you have to break at least one egg. Actually, that's not a bad idea. Or maybe I should write a sequel and call it Bottoms Up? Now that could be a bestseller.'
And Pippa - who was in Amsterdam to sign copies of the book yesterday (11.12.12) - took inspiration from the spoof Twitter account to provide some 'excruciatingly self-evident' Christmas party tips.
She added: 'Here.... inspired by @pippatips, are my excruciatingly self-evident tips for festive entertaining in the workplace.
'1: Choose, if you can, a Christmas-themed menu. A turkey, for example, can be perfect for large gatherings.
'2: Don't not invite any members of staff, as this can cause offence.
'3: Keep speeches brief and cheerful: Christmas is not a time to talk about redundancies.'
Insiders admit Pippa deliberately wanted to make fun of herself in the column.
A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: 'It is completely intentional and good humoured.'
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