This is a hysterical, plot twisting ride into the exclusive world of New York high society.
If you liked The Devil Wears Prada, you will love this funny book about high society in NYC.
Money can't buy style, learns the social climber protagonist of this novel. Nor can money write an interesting book. Despite their claims to an insider's view, authors Karasyov and Kargman, who met at the Upper East Side's elite Spence School, have written an achingly dull novel about a nouveau riche heroine with trailer park origins who aspires to the New York jet set. Melanie Korn, neé Sartomsky, approaches the social world of the superrich upon her marriage to billionaire Arthur Korn, who's cornered the market on caskets, funeral homes and retirement homes-but true acceptance eludes her. Although she lives with her husband at "741 Park Avenue, the most coveted building in all of New York City," the old money crowd refuses to warm to the former stewardess. Melanie kisses up to one stereotype after another, including the catty town gossips, the "grande dame of Park Avenue," her philandering husband and the beautiful heiress. As they hand McDonald's applications to the homeless, attend charity balls and angle for attention from the society papers, these Upper East Siders reveal their true lives: they shop, they lunch, they bitch. With its awkward prose, unsympathetic heroine and clichéd supporting cast, this attempt at a scathing social critique doesn't measure up to its predecessors in the skewer-the-socialite genre, though undoubtedly there will be some well-heeled readers seeking to ferret out the characters' true identities.
This book was an entertaining light read. Look forward to reading their next one.
Entertaining, brain candy book perfect for a vacation.
I was on a chick lit kick when I got this book. It was a easy read for sure. The book was pretty good.
Very engaging entertaining read.
Fun FAST book! Great to listen to!
Fun fiction--good summer reading!
O.K. - a bot dissapointing.
Cute story - lots of sub-plots.
I only found this book ok,I wasnt too interested in reading about bitchy upperclass women who had nothing to do but gripe about their neighbors and shop and of course critisize all non-priveleged people.
I did not like this book. It was downright depressing to see all these unhappy people and how hard Melanie was working to fit right in with them. I guess the only thing that saved it was she realized how hollow that life was in the end.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book!!
Good Chick Lit story about wealth vs values. A fun read.
This story brings you in the lives of several high society New Yorkers. The reader is introduced to the struggles and demands of each character in the social circles of the city. While the story is light and a great summer read, there is a lesson to be learned about how people see themselves and others.
Hilariously entertaining! If you love society, scandal and stories about the rich and the richer, look no further... it's such a different world than the one most of us live in, but people are alike in many ways, no matter what "social world" we live in.
One of the best narrators I've heard yet. She does voices and accents for each character, and I was very impressed! Really enjoyable.
A working woman marries a wealthy man and tries to measure up to the snuty women in New Yorks who lunch and shop. After being shuned she finds herself and realizes she is better than they will ever be .Because she has be . Because she can have a real life that is more than they will ever dream up.