Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

Book Cover for Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren WeisbergerThe in-crowd wears Gucci but one girl wears her heart on her sleeve...From the bestselling author of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA comes a no-holds barred expose of the world of the Manhattan super-rich. Bette gets paid to party ! Well, to plan them, anyway. And she can hardly believe her luck. Running with celebs, gaining VIP access to Manhattan's hottest spots and meeting 'everyone worth knowing' is a million miles away from her old banking job. Overnight, New York has become her sexy late-night playground. But quicker than you can say Birkin bag, Bette turns up in the gossip columns as girlfriend to a notorious British playboy. It's news to her -- but news that delights her publicity-hungry new boss. Her family and old friends, however, think it's not very Bette. What happened to the girl they know and love -- who always had time for romantic novels, 80s music and junk food, not to mention them? As her new and old worlds threaten to collide, can Bette say goodbye to the glamour and the Gucci, the parties and the Prada, and step back into the real world -- and find a prince who's got a heart to match his charm?

Paha, well this was a little light fluff (I need to alternate my books!). But, that said, it was still a decent read if you enjoy the lack of twists (cause all Chick Lit twists are pretty predictable, you just know they've gotta end happily ever after and the Perfect Man must always swoop in before the last page to proclaim his undying love ... that's why we read 'em, after all!) and the generally unbelievable world of fictional characters. In the last few chapters, I discovered that Bette turned a mere 28. Hello, I turned 28 in April. There is no way that this could be my life! Well, perhaps if I weren't in the computer industry, so maybe it's just me that these character's lives aren't believable for ;)

All that said, unless someone buys it for Bookclub, I doubt I'll be reading her latest.

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