Book Reviews of People Like Us

People Like Us
People Like Us
Author: Dominick Dunne
ISBN-13: 9780345430540
ISBN-10: 0345430549
Publication Date: 11/28/1998
Pages: 464
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I love Dominick Dunne. All his books are fantastic.
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I found PEOPLE LIKE US to be nothing but the boring blathering of New York's uber-wealthy. I gave it a chance, read a good 75 pages, but just couldn't torture myself any longer with these one-dimensional characters and their preoccupation with who gets seated next to who at whose party, what so and so is wearing and how it looks like it came straight from Cincinnati, blah, blah, blah.

So if you're into reading about the nauseatingly vain, shallow and depthless concerns of substance-less rich people, this is the book for you. All others, don't waste your time, lol.
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This is a hardback copy of this book. A very funny, enjoyable read. Gives you real insight into how the Super Rich think and live.
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From Library Journal:
Best-selling author ( The Two Mrs. Grenvilles , 1985) and Vanity Fair contributor Dunne presents a contemporary comedy of manners (really a satirical "tragedy of morals") that examines the values of Manhattan's old families and "nouveau riche" alike. Juxtaposed against the problems of opulent "Social Register" types at the "best" parties are basic issues with far-reaching consequences, often escaping the understanding of these inbred members of high society. When disasters touch those at the top, their lives must be reshaped, enabling some to restructure their existences more realistically. Discerning readers will find much to ponder within sublevels of this entertaining story. Highly recommended.
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I enjoyed this book, although it is not a type of book i would usually read. The multiple characters, plots, and lavish names do get difficult to keep straight.
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Sad, funny and interesting all at the same time.