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Coming Out
Coming Out
Author: Danielle Steel
Olympia Crawford Rubinstein has a busy legal career, a solid marriage, and a way of managing her thriving family with grace, humor, and boundless energy. With twin daughters finishing high school, a son at Dartmouth, and a kindergartner from her second marriage, there seems to be no challenge to which Olympia cannot rise. Until one sunny day in ...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $7.89 or $3.99+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440242079
ISBN-10: 044024207X
Publication Date: 5/29/2007
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 115 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
Very predictable. Quick read since I actually skimmed it as it wasn't very good at all. Silly conversations, no real plot, just how important this debutante ball was again and again. Characters aren't developed so you don't really come to care for any of them, though could be due to the short length of the book. Definitely not one of her best, though her newer books pale in comparison to her old ones. I can't say I recommend this one, though not as bad as Impossible was.
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Helpful Score: 4
I enjoyed Ms. Steel's earlier work, but have been utterly dismayed by the quality of her more recent books including this one. It's a fine beach read but nothing more.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another book by Steele about the rich and privileged, where the main problem is whether "coming out" at the debutante ball is too old fashioned, socially or ethnically biased. Oh my, to have such a problem! All to be decided while jetting to Aspen over Christmas and Europe in the summer! Every few years, I forget and read one of her books and it amazes me that she remains so popular.
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Helpful Score: 2
Not as good as her others. A little slow, but a decent book.
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Helpful Score: 2
It had been years and years since I picked up a Danielle Steele book, so I decided to try this one. Now I remember why I stopped reading her novels! Her sentences are short, she "tells" everything but "shows" nothing, and the premise is paper-thin. I knew the way the book would turn out by the third page. It makes me wonder: How in the world did this woman get published in the first place?

If you want an example of how NOT to write, this is the book for you.
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In her sixty-seventh novel, Steel sticks to what she knows best, the lifestyles of the rich and glamorous. Here "coming out" refers to an exclusive debutante ball in New York, to which the twin daughters of attorney Olympia Crawford Rubinstein have been invited. Olympia, a blue-blooded spawn of New York's upper class, has three children from a previous marriage and a five-year-old son with her current husband, Harry. To Olympia's surprise, the invitation has caused turmoil and chaos in her household. Ex-husband Chauncey, a stereotypical polo-playing upper-class lout, is demanding that the girls attend the ball and has threatened to withhold college tuition if both girls do not attend. Olympia's current husband Harry, the son of Holocaust survivors, and a hard-working man with liberal tendencies, is violently opposed to the event, which he finds racist and elitist. In addition, the twins have their own ideas, with Veronica, a passionate liberal, refusing to attend, and Virginia already shopping for a dress. Olympia, who fondly recalls her own debut, is upset by her husband's feelings but thinks he'll come around and gently encourages her daughters to attend. The entire plot of this fairly short novel is focused on the resolution of this family dilemma, and as usual, everything works out for the best in the end.
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I have never read a Danielle Steel book before. I thought that it was excellent. I was into it within the first couple of pages and finished it in one day.
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To be completely honest I didn't really enjoy this book at all. It just seemed to me like the author said the same things over and over and over again and that book isn't even that long.
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She doesn't really bother to go into too much detail. About anything. Good potential to actually be a worthwhile read, but it still falls quite short. I wish I'd never bought this.
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Sometimes it is hard to keep track of what one has read from this author. This is not a stand out but an easy read that keeps the fun in reading light.
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Another typical book from Danielle Steel. Her books tend to be fairly predictable, but for some reason they are hard to put down.