Everyone Worth Knowing

by Lauren Weisberger | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0007182651 Global Overview for this book
Registered by minx2012 on 10/24/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by minx2012 on Friday, October 24, 2008
Alice O'Keeffe review on Amazon.co.uk:
"The working title of The Doorman Wears Dolce makes this instantly recognisable as the follow-up to surely the most fabulously titled debut of 2003, The Devil Wears Prada... At the beginning of the novel Bette (Bettina) Robinson, 27 year old daughter of vegan hippie parents is working eighty-hour weeks as a corporate drone in the offices of investment bank CWK Hoffman. The highlight of her social calendar is a dinner date with her uncle and his boyfriend every Thursday night. Handily, said uncle is also a famous, highly syndicated columnist who manages to secure Bette a shiny new job as a party planner at top PR agency. Cue our heroine’s descent into Manhattan’s social whirl as she struggles with the outrageous demands of celebrity clients plus unwelcome exposure in a regular gossip column. It’s a perfect escapist read, and fans of The Devil Wears Prada will love it."

Free version which came with Red magazine.
I only got around to reading this after I'd been to New York. This could have been a bad move - I often find myself digusted and annoyed by books set in London when the navigation leads the characters in completely the wrong direction for the location where they end up. But it worked in my favour this time - I knew just enough of all the places mentioned to see the events with a familiar-but-exciting, new-insider's perspective.
An added bonus is that while this skates close to all those cliches which make chick lit so readable, it also pulls the neat trick of playing with them just enough to feel fresher than its peers.
As indulgent as a Magnolia cupcake, without the impact on your hips.

Journal Entry 2 by minx2012 at BBC Television Centre in Shepherd's Bush, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Released 13 yrs ago (2/11/2009 UTC) at BBC Television Centre in Shepherd's Bush, Greater London United Kingdom

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In the BBC Club, on the book swapping shelf.

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