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What happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York's chic, party-hopping elite?

Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she's never been, the novelty of walking her four-pound dog around her unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood wears as thin as the What are you going to do with your life? phone calls from her parents. Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs. But when Bette begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column, she realizes that the line between her personal and professional life is...invisible.

Review:

"A 27-year-old New York banker quits her job and finds work at a posh PR agency, trading her navy pantsuits for low-slung jeans and skimpy tops so she can hang out with the beautiful people at 'in' places like Bungalow 8 (though first she has to find out what Bungalow 8 is). Weisberger's bestselling The Devil Wears Prada hinged on a similar fish-out-of-water scenario, and while it may have worked then, this time around it feels like a rehash. Bette Robinson begins as a likable enough character, but it isn't long before Weisberger's caricature of her becomes frustrating: Bette is surprisingly successful at her new job, even as she's constantly complaining about 'the ridiculousness of what we were doing' — i.e., orchestrating Manhattan social events in such a way that the agency's clients look good in gossip columns. Bette's personal life gets equally ridiculous treatment, as she enters into a 'just for looks' and very public relationship with a British heartthrob who's really gay, as her friends and family (and the guy she really likes) look on in horror. The book occasionally entertains — as when it makes jabs at the very critics who panned DWP — but not nearly often enough." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Deliciously entertaining." Life magazine

Review:

"In addition to the cleverly written and on-point descriptions of the glitzy, invitation-only red carpet events...Weisberger tells us a solid story about a young woman figuring out how to live life on her own terms." Philadelphia Inquirer

Review:

"Despite the overabundant name — and brand-dropping, this is a solid sophomore novel from Weisberger...who gives us a smart, complex character to root for in Bette." Library Journal

Review:

"Weisberger's attempt to turn the frothy Lizzie Grubman world of Manhattan public relations on its head lacks edge...but Weisberger's fans won't care." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A GIRL ON THE FRINGE ENTERS THE REALM OF NEW YORK'S CHIC, PARTY-HOPPING ELITE?

Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she's never been, the novelty of walking her four-pound dog around her unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood wears as thin as the "What are you going to do with your life?" phone calls from her parents. Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs. But when Bette begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column, she realizes that the line between her personal and professional life is...invisible.

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of "The Devil Wears Prada," comes a rollicking tale about what happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York's monied, party-hopping elite.

About the Author

Lauren Weisberger graduated from Cornell University. Her first novel, The Devil Wears Prada, was on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list for six months. It has been published in twenty-seven countries. She lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743262330
Author:
Weisberger, Lauren
Publisher:
Downtown Press
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Parties
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
May 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 10.885 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A 27-year-old New York banker quits her job and finds work at a posh PR agency, trading her navy pantsuits for low-slung jeans and skimpy tops so she can hang out with the beautiful people at 'in' places like Bungalow 8 (though first she has to find out what Bungalow 8 is). Weisberger's bestselling The Devil Wears Prada hinged on a similar fish-out-of-water scenario, and while it may have worked then, this time around it feels like a rehash. Bette Robinson begins as a likable enough character, but it isn't long before Weisberger's caricature of her becomes frustrating: Bette is surprisingly successful at her new job, even as she's constantly complaining about 'the ridiculousness of what we were doing' — i.e., orchestrating Manhattan social events in such a way that the agency's clients look good in gossip columns. Bette's personal life gets equally ridiculous treatment, as she enters into a 'just for looks' and very public relationship with a British heartthrob who's really gay, as her friends and family (and the guy she really likes) look on in horror. The book occasionally entertains — as when it makes jabs at the very critics who panned DWP — but not nearly often enough." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Deliciously entertaining." Life magazine
"Review" by , "In addition to the cleverly written and on-point descriptions of the glitzy, invitation-only red carpet events...Weisberger tells us a solid story about a young woman figuring out how to live life on her own terms."
"Review" by , "Despite the overabundant name — and brand-dropping, this is a solid sophomore novel from Weisberger...who gives us a smart, complex character to root for in Bette."
"Review" by , "Weisberger's attempt to turn the frothy Lizzie Grubman world of Manhattan public relations on its head lacks edge...but Weisberger's fans won't care."
"Synopsis" by , WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A GIRL ON THE FRINGE ENTERS THE REALM OF NEW YORK'S CHIC, PARTY-HOPPING ELITE?

Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she's never been, the novelty of walking her four-pound dog around her unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood wears as thin as the "What are you going to do with your life?" phone calls from her parents. Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs. But when Bette begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column, she realizes that the line between her personal and professional life is...invisible.

"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of "The Devil Wears Prada," comes a rollicking tale about what happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York's monied, party-hopping elite.
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