People Like Us Author:Dominick Dunne Before they had Too Much Money, the inhabitants of Dominick Dunne's glitzy, gossipy New York Times bestselling novels were People Like Us. — The way journalist Gus Bailey tells it, old money is always preferred, but occasionally new money sneaks in -- even where it is most unwelcome. After moving from Cincinnati, Elia... more »s and Ruby Renthal strike it even richer in New York, turning their millions into billions. It would be impolite for high society to refuse them now. Not to mention disadvantageous. As long as the market is strong, there's absolutely nothing to worry about -- except for those nasty secrets from the past. Scandal, anyone?« less
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.