I'll Take Manhattan Author:Judith Krantz 'I'll Take Manhattan' is a fascinating drama of power, sexual obsession, betrayal, and true love played out in the sophisticated, high-stakes arena of magazine publishing. Judith Krantz, the First Lady of Fiction, author of the number-one best sellers Scruples, Princess Daisy, and Mistral's Daughter, comes home to New York to take on the glamour... more » capital of the world!
Like New York, the city she was born to conquer, Maxi Amberville is bold, brash, bad, and indecently beautiful. Impudent and insatiable, Maxi is a nonstop powerhouse with a passion for life's finest-in excess. At twenty-nine she's already enjoyed three husbands on two continents and holds court in lavish Trump Tower apartment with the world's most spectacular view.
Dark-haired, green-eyed Maxi is a willful hedonist who unexpectedly discovers that her talent for lust is matched by a hunger for hard work when she learns that her late father's magazine empire is about to be destroyed. When her dangerous Uncle Cutter threatens to sabotage her father's lifework-and sell it to the highest bidder-Maxi demands total control of 'Buttons and Bows', the failing fashion trade weekly that was her father's first and favorite magazine.
She enlists the aid of her hot-blooded ex-husband Rocco Cipriani and enjoys the precocious input of their daughter Angelica-an irrepressible, sassy foil to her bewitching mother. With them, and a band of dedicated editors, Maxi squares off against Cutter. Turning her unbridled drive for excess into day-and-night labor, Maxi transforms Buttons & Bows into B&B, the most outrageously original and daring women's magazine in the country-leaving its competitors wondering how she did it.
Only Judith Krantz-a magazine insider-could create this scintillating story about an extraordinary woman of today. A startling beauty born into the safe world of riches and prestige, Maxi Amberville seizes her destiny and reinvents her life. She becomes a fearless businesswoman-who never denies herself the delights of the flesh-and personifies the 1980s woman who throws back her head and laughs yes! to all of life's challenges. Maxi Amberville is Judith Krantz's most appealing, joyous, and intriguing heroine: a first-class winner who gets it all-and more!
The important, searing lessons Maxi learns about family allegiance, the magazine publishing industry, life, and especially about love, make 'I'll Take Manhattan', Judith Krantz's fourth novel, a moving and triumphant story. 'I'll Take Manhattan' is truly creme de la Krantz.« less