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 bestsellers Scruples, Princess Daisy, and the Minstral's Daughter, comes home to New York to take on the glamo... more »ur capital of the world!
Like New York, the city she was born to conquer, Maxi Amberville is bold, brash, bad, and indecently beautiful. Imprudent 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 a 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 and 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 her head back 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.« less