The First Wives Club Author:Olivia Goldsmith Olivia Goldsmith makes a blockbuster debut with this smart, sexy, wickedly funny novel about three first wives who band together to take their due from the men who used them, abused them, then dumped them. — Elise, Brenda and Annie were all first wives inhabiting the headier spheres of New York society. As an actress and heiress, Elise had conne... more »ctions that enabled her husband to become the suave, successful lawyer he is. Brenda's family business gave her husband the launching pad he needed for his home-entertainment empire. Annie was the warm hearth that sustained Aaron on his determined rise in the advertising world. Then, in their forties, with their husbands at the pinnacle of their success, they were abandoned for "trophy wives" - younger, blonder, and more decorative models.
At a fateful lunch at one of Manhattan's trendiest, most exclusive eateries, the women decide that the time for being sad and mad is over - now it's time to get even. How they discover the sweetness of revenge, how they return in kind what they have been dealt by their exes, how they reclaim their own identities, ambitions and the ability to love again makes The First Wives Club one of the most original, exhilarating, empowering, and unforgettable novels in decades.
The book includes lots of details and differences from the movie version - a much more complete and endearing picture of women finding their own place in NYC in the early 90s.« less