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For Bette, a style-challenged, romance novel—obsessed daughter of hippies, aeisberger high-stakes world of celebrity takes a little getting used to—especially once she is catapulted into the arms of one of New York’s most eligible bachelor Library Journal: The name dropping is all there, and if you’re really curious how shallow the “jet set” of New York are, this may hold your attention span for all of three seconds This book is not worth reading.
I waited throughout the whole thing for them, you could at least give me a good ending!
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On the other hand, I think that every girl-oriented book about a young woman making her way through the strange world of upper-crust NYC will always be a pale imitation of The Devil Wears Prada. Finding who you are despite the lure of all things cool and beautiful.
Sounds suspenseful, for sure! Sammy declares that it was actually Will and Simon who were the investors in the restaurant did I mention Will was gay and his partner to be Simon?
It felt like watching a movie you usually watch when there’s nothing else on TV. I have an office full of people whose job it is to know everyone worth knowing. Weisberger’s writing in this novel taught me that it is ok to simply tell an average story that readers will enjoy even if it may not be considered a literary masterpiece.
Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
However, she does little to find a new direction in life until her uncle Will, an aging nationally syndicated entertainment columnistintroduces her to event planner Kelly. Did I just read the same book over again!? And don’t even let me start on describing this pathetic excuse for a “love story” or spectacular failure of a love triangle. I was lost in NYC club-hopping to the restaurants and parties that she promoted. I also found boring Sushi for beginnersby Marian Keyes.
Offended Republicans may choose to substitute with photo of If you thought Devil Wears Prada was insipid, wait until you read this vomitous waste of valuable wood pulp, time, eyestrain and anxiety the latter due to agitated anticipation of the novel’s anticlimactic denouement. This book was very inconclusive on a few things.
Everyone Worth Knowing Paperback edition. And I got kind of annoyed when she quit her job on a whim, which seemed ou I feel like I need to give this review in the context of its predecessor “The Devil Wears Prada,” which was good. While it was a decent vaycay book, it left me slightly disappointed.
It’s just a standard fictional book about random people in …more I have no specific knowledge of this author’s life, but there is no suspense in this story. It’s probably frustratingly dated to some readers now, but I think in another ten years it will come across as rather cute and retro, and the accoutrements of this peculiar time, when it was OK to be rich and bitchy AND not involved in SoulCycle will only stand out more.
Let’s start with Bette. Girl quits banking job, because she has been unhappy, gets a job at a PR firm, finds herself to be a star of the tabloids, whining along the way, gets a crush on the guy from a security of some posh club, kisses the guy from security, everything blows up all over their heads, then the girl realizes she hates the backstabbing PR business.
This book was doomed from the start, it was the same typical “girl has lousy job, almost always a banking job Girl has family member that can hook her up with a “better” job, girl has no backbone whatsoever, ETC A big party is announced for playboy and in this time Bette gets so stressed because everything didn’t go her way and ups and leaves.
Be more realistic please, and original?
Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan’s hottest PR firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new egeryone where the primary requirement is to see and be seen inside the VIP rooms of the city’s most exclusive clubs. I totally did not l This story is about a girl, who basically falls in love.
Lauren Weisberger was born March 28,in Everynoe, Pennsylvania, a locale recently made even more chic, if possible, by The Office. Mar 11, Sara T rated it it was ok. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sep 01, Becca rated it did not like it Recommended to Becca by: Phil and entertaining her dog Millington, Bette’s uncle scores her a job at an up-and-coming public relations firm, where her entire job seems to revolve around staying out late partying and providing fodder for clandestine gossip columns.
Thanks for telling us about the problem.
All in all, it was not bad. Evsryone realize that this is likely to be an authentic depiction of the PR world in New York, but it was all a bit sordid and tacky. However, in the end it won with me because: Published init tells the story of Bette Robinson, a single woman in New York City caught up in the city’s party circuit through a new job in public relations. Phil and entertaining her dog Millington Here’s how they put it on Amazon.
Everyone Worth Knowing
Bette is reasonably sympathetic, and the reader can see how she’s sucked into a vortex of superficiality. 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.
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 the unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood wears as thin as the “What are you going to do with your life?
I don’ Okay, this is what I get for adding this to my “to read list” and then waiting eight years to read it.
I went into this with a hatred of chick-lit. What happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York’s chic, party-hopping elite? May 25, Jennifer Johnson rated it did not like it. Feb 26, Love Fool rated it liked it. The two connect on a trip to Istanbuland Sammy’s culinary skills impress Bette’s parents, former s radicals, on a Thanksgiving trip back to Poughkeepsie. Once this book captured my attention with its cute, little cover art, I was definitely hooked.
Or maybe I’m just too old for this ridiculousness anymore.