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ISBN13: 9780767917803
ISBN10: 0767917804
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Publisher Comments:

In The Right Address, Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman seared through the upper crust of New York's glitterati with wicked glee. In their delicious new novel, Wolves in Chic Clothing, they train their merciless spotlight on the young princes and princesses poised to inherit Park Avenue.

Julia, a hip, downtown salesgirl at Pelham's jewelry store, finds her social life turned on its head when she is asked to deliver a necklace to the store's young heiress, Lell Pelham, on Lell's wedding day. Beguiled by Julia's earnest cluelessness and her vintage-chic vibe, Lell and her gang adopt Julia, and "Eliza Doolittle" her into passing as the heiress to a family fortune, just for a laugh.

Dazed by the whirlwind of trust funds, pedigrees, Cosmopolitans, and penthouses in her new world, Julia is unprepared for the ardent advances of Lell's husband — or the vicious claws her new "friends" develop when they decide Julia is an ingrate, and demote her from society goddess to penniless cling-on with one well-timed editorial. Suddenly, she must return the borrowed couture clothes and try to remember who she was before the body snatching took place.

Hilarious and completely addictive, Wolves in Chic Clothing is a modern-day rags-to-riches-and-back-again fairy tale that will leave fans stamping their Manolo Blahniks for more.

Review:

"Riding on the designer coattails of their The Right Address, this duo — best friends since first grade — lampoon the elite they know and love/loathe with a story that's as buoyantly vapid as their stock characters. This time, the plot involves the junior jet set: a few preening Manhattan princesses decide to remake a fresh-faced girl in their own airbrushed image, Henry Higgins — style. Julia Pearce, a downtown hipster with vintage-chic style and natural beauty, works as a salesgirl in Pelham's Department Store, where she's caught the eye of the Pelham heiress, Lell. Out of winter ennui, Lell and her gaggle of girlfriends decide to take on this 'charity case' — who bemusedly welcomes the attention — bestowing upon Julia a promotion, a fake pedigree and an uptown makeover. As she forsakes burgers for salads, thrift stores for Ralph Lauren and joie de vivre for too-cool cattiness, Julia's ascension from day laborer to Pelham power player affords her the chance to pursue her dream of jewelry design. But it also estranges her from longtime friends, puts off her love interest and attracts the advances of Lell's sleazy new husband, Will — predictably wreaking havoc for everyone. The authors intend to mine humor from tossing Julia to the snarks — er, sharks. But this fish-out-of-water story gasps for air, and even the authors' swipes against society feel familiar and bloodless." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"With caustic wit, catty one-liners, and backstabbing B-words galore, Wolves is an irresistible guilty pleasure." Teen Vogue

Review:

"This read is more fun than a trip to Tiffany's..." Cosmopolitan

Review:

"Karasyov and Kargman display a frighteningly accurate, up-close and personal account of Manhattan's bloodless blue-blood upper-crust." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Karasyov and Kargman's second collaboration is the perfect light spring read, full of biting barbs lobbed at New York's elite." Booklist

Review:

"Gossip Lit at its best....set against a dazzling backdrop of beautiful people, gorgeous city settings, exquisite clothes, and a society world that, while fun to watch, most of us will never step foot in — which isn't necessarily a bad thing!" BookReporter.com

Synopsis:

In their delicious new novel, Karasyov and Kargman train their merciless spotlight on the young princes and princesses poised to inherit Park Avenue. The result is a modern-day rags-to-riches-and-back-again fairy tale that will leave fans stamping their Manolo Blahniks for more.

About the Author

Carrie Karasyov and JILL Kargman both grew up on Manhattan's Upper East Side, where Jill now resides with her husband and daughter, while Carrie lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband and two sons.

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The Book Resort, September 23, 2009 (view all comments by The Book Resort)
Wolves in Chic Clothing is as delicious as a banana split oozing w/ hot fudge, caramel & butterscotch!

Forget Chick Lit, I'm talking juicy Gossip Lit. Yum! Dig in!

Set against the glittering backdrop of New York City, Karasyov & Kargman co-author a tale dripping w/ wicked goodness.

Welcome to the lush, decadent society sphere that few live but many dream of making it their own.

Ahhh, the glitz & glamour of the beautiful people, wrapped in ravishing clothes, dining @ extravagant restaurants, shopping @ posh boutiques & living the moneyed life. *Sigh*.

Wolves in Chic Clothing's irresistible Julia goes from ingénue to trendsetting sweetheart unexpectedly.

Genteel Lell Pelham, heiress of Pelham's, leader of the highbred hyenas is about to stroll down the aisle.

Psst! WHATEVER YOU DO, PLEASE, DO NOT PICTURE PARIS HILTON!

Yes, polished Lell has landed the "perfect chap" in Willoughby Banks, a man w/wandering eyeballs, a passion for Lell's assets & the determination to ingratiate himself into the blue blood realm.

The rest of the players have interesting stories that Karasyov & Kargman showcase smoothly.

Subsequently, Julia realizes that the opulent life of the Big Apple's blooming aristocracy isn't as amazing as it appears.

Karasyov & Kargman do such an outstanding job w/ narration, you will find yourself not only yearning to live the life of the well-heeled but living it as you turn each scrumptious page!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767917803
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
General
Author:
Karasyov, Carrie
Author:
Kargman, Jill
Author:
Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Impostors and imposture
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.74x6.08x1.03 in. .91 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767917803 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Riding on the designer coattails of their The Right Address, this duo — best friends since first grade — lampoon the elite they know and love/loathe with a story that's as buoyantly vapid as their stock characters. This time, the plot involves the junior jet set: a few preening Manhattan princesses decide to remake a fresh-faced girl in their own airbrushed image, Henry Higgins — style. Julia Pearce, a downtown hipster with vintage-chic style and natural beauty, works as a salesgirl in Pelham's Department Store, where she's caught the eye of the Pelham heiress, Lell. Out of winter ennui, Lell and her gaggle of girlfriends decide to take on this 'charity case' — who bemusedly welcomes the attention — bestowing upon Julia a promotion, a fake pedigree and an uptown makeover. As she forsakes burgers for salads, thrift stores for Ralph Lauren and joie de vivre for too-cool cattiness, Julia's ascension from day laborer to Pelham power player affords her the chance to pursue her dream of jewelry design. But it also estranges her from longtime friends, puts off her love interest and attracts the advances of Lell's sleazy new husband, Will — predictably wreaking havoc for everyone. The authors intend to mine humor from tossing Julia to the snarks — er, sharks. But this fish-out-of-water story gasps for air, and even the authors' swipes against society feel familiar and bloodless." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "With caustic wit, catty one-liners, and backstabbing B-words galore, Wolves is an irresistible guilty pleasure."
"Review" by , "This read is more fun than a trip to Tiffany's..."
"Review" by , "Karasyov and Kargman display a frighteningly accurate, up-close and personal account of Manhattan's bloodless blue-blood upper-crust."
"Review" by , "Karasyov and Kargman's second collaboration is the perfect light spring read, full of biting barbs lobbed at New York's elite."
"Review" by , "Gossip Lit at its best....set against a dazzling backdrop of beautiful people, gorgeous city settings, exquisite clothes, and a society world that, while fun to watch, most of us will never step foot in — which isn't necessarily a bad thing!"
"Synopsis" by , In their delicious new novel, Karasyov and Kargman train their merciless spotlight on the young princes and princesses poised to inherit Park Avenue. The result is a modern-day rags-to-riches-and-back-again fairy tale that will leave fans stamping their Manolo Blahniks for more.
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