People Like Us Author:Dominick dunne The most exclusive class of Manhattan society. Some are born into it, others would kill to join it. Dominick Dunne's many books are consistently excellent, and PEOPLE LIKE US is no exception to this rule. — Like virtually all of his novels, PEOPLE LIKE US was inspired by real people and real events. As always, Dunne provides an insider's view o... more »f the life of the rich and famous. Here, Dunne details the conflict between the old society money and the newly minted billionaires who arrived in Manhattan at the end of the financially over-heated 1980's.
It's fun, in hindsight, to figure out on whom he based some of his characters. Any reader who remembers those days will say, "Oh, that's Mr. T...and that's Mrs. G. And that restaurant is M, and the handsome newscaster, the interior designer, etc., must be...."« less