Synopses & Reviews
Escape into the glamorous lives of three gold diggers--Paulette, Gillian, and Reese--and their to-the-manor-born friend Lauren, as they navigate their way into the inner circle of Hollywood and the NBA. Along the way at least one is forced to realize that all that glitters isn't gold.
"In Howard's ineptly executed latest (after Never Kiss and Tell), wealthy housewife Lauren, her scheming publicist cousin Paulette, disgruntled NBA wife Reese and aspiring actress Gillian are more or less friends. But greed and marital infidelity cause problems big and small, ensuring punishment for the plotters and happiness for the victims. Unfortunately, Howard's L.A. is hackneyed and her New York is 20 years out of date (Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for instance, is portrayed as a scary industrial wasteland), and though her fashion name-dropping is lackluster (expect the expected: Prada, Gucci, more Prada), she's markedly bling-conversant, especially when talking about her own jewelry line (items from which are described as 'stunning,' 'exquisite' and 'one of a kind'). The characters may be swathed in decadence, but the novel is lacking." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
TRACIE HOWARD is the author or coauthor of five books: Revenge Is Best Served Cold
(with Danita Carter), Success Is the Best Revenge
(with Danita Carter), Talk of the Town
(with Danita Carter), Why Sleeping Dogs Lie,
and Never Kiss and Tell.
She is a former columnist for Savoy
magazine, and is the owner of a lifestyle accessories company called Ethos, whose products debuted in Barneys in Fall 2006. She lives with her husband in New Jersey.
* Kimberla Lawson Roby, New York Times bestselling author of CHANGING FACES
Reading Group Guide
1. Which female character ended up being the most notorious gold digger? Why?
2. Which character experienced the most significant transformation? Explain?
3. Does Paulettes family history explain and/or excuse her behavior?
4. Was Lauren to blame for her familys escalating problems by failing to address or acknowledge them?
5. Truth be told, arent most people gold diggers to one extend or the other? After all, who digs for dirt?
6. Is there a difference between a gold digger and someone who simply wants to marry well, or increase there lot in life? What is that difference?
7. How far did Gillian fall from Imeldas tree?
8. Was it wrong for Lauren to mislead Max about her fertility?
9. Can men be gold diggers? Is Max one?
10. Who do you think really tampered with Paulettes car?