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Everyone Worth Knowing [Kindle Edition]

Lauren Weisberger
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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?


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Alice O'Keeffe

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. For her second novel Lauren Weisberger sticks with what she knows; New York City, but this time it’s the achingly cool world of Manhattan’s party people rather than the fashion pack. 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 but if you’re missing your SATC fix then I’d recommend Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin and Midnight in Manhattan by Francesca Delbanco as altogether more satisfying slices of the Big Apple.

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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. For her second novel Lauren Weisberger sticks with what she knows; New York City, but this time it’s the achingly cool world of Manhattan’s party people rather than the fashion pack. 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 but if you’re missing your SATC fix then I’d recommend Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin and Midnight in Manhattan by Francesca Delbanco as altogether more satisfying slices of the Big Apple.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1341 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (19 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008B1B29I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #67,144 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lauren Weisberger is the author of The Devil Wears Prada, which spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. The film version starring Meryl Streep won a Golden Globe Award and grossed over $300 million worldwide. Her second novel, Everyone Worth Knowing and Chasing Harry Winston were also Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers. She lives in New York City with her husband.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nobody worth knowing 16 Jan. 2006
By EA Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
"Going out is part of your job now, just remember that!" squeals one of the characters in Lauren Weisberger's second novel, "Everyone Worth Knowing." As with her much-hyped first novel, this is a boo-hoo-poor-li'l-me slice of chick-lit, bemoaning how very tough it is to be live the exalted life. Oh, stop whining.

Bette Robinson quits her tedious job when her boss (think Lumbergh from "Office Space") annoys her one time too many. At first, she's confused about what to do next, and being a gossip columnist with her gay uncle is not exactly her idea of a great job. But then she falls in with a different kind of "journalism" -- at a PR and party planning firm.

At first, Bette is intoxicated by the wild nightlife of A-listers and clubs, and is rescued by a hot-yet-arrogant British "Nightlife Adonis." Soon SHE is in the gossip columns. Unfortunately, her new job threatens to derail life with those she loves -- her hippie parents, who want something better for her, and the hot bouncer she's falling in love with.

Someone needs to tell Wisberger that a guilty pleasure is no fun if the author gets sanctimonious about it. Sure, cater to people's love of the high life, wild parties and even throw in a moral or two about the shallowness of fame. But if the author has actually lived it, then moaning how very terrible it is to be famous, pretty and well-paid will only be annoying.

Much of the middle of this book exists just to tie the end and beginning together; Weisberger tries to cover up the lack of a real plot with lots of topless costume parties, celebrity name-dropping, drugs and a contrived subplot about a pal marrying her trust-fund loser.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well I thought it was great! 4 Feb. 2008
Format:Paperback
I've seen some bad reviews for this book and I really can't understand why?! I'm not very well read on chick-lit so maybe those that are will see whats coming from the end of the first page but i was completely hooked! And i love all things New York which just happens to be the setting.
it can only be classed as chick-lit but as long as you know what you're getting, you can't go wrong.
I thought it was great.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By maya j
Format:Paperback
While The Devil Wears Prada was cutting edge, fresh and scandalous, Everyone Worth Knowing was tried, true and predictable. Here's the premise: Young New Yorker, fabulously beautiful, but doesn't know it; Super talented, but bad job; Great connections to other fabulous people, but doesn't seem to care; Men who like her, but really don't act like it. It seems to have been just a reworked version of 'Devil' or, incredibly, this book really reminded me of Something Borrowed (which was a fantastic book). Regardless of this predictability, 'Everyone Worth Knowing' was okay to read because we like stuff like this. It's fun, it's easy to read, and it requires no cognitive thinking skills. It's just that if you're looking for something new and different- it wasn't there. I had a really hard time envisioning the main character, Bette, and I don't think it was because she wasn't described well. What we read was that she was smart, beautiful and talented, but that these traits were unnoticed, unrevealed and undiscovered. As much as Lauren Weisberger tried to bring those things out of her- her visage just didn't manifest itself to me. 'Everyone Worth Knowing' is an okay book that would be an easy, quick read on a plane trip, because if you got distracted, it wouldn't be hard to just jump back in and keep reading- it does not require a lot of thought to process this book. Recommended if you don't have anything else to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable non-taxing read 10 Dec. 2008
By Zara
Format:Paperback
I read this book in about two days on a winter sun holiday. I wasn't expecting much from it after reading some of the not-so-complimentary reviews on amazon, but I was pleasantly surprised. I think I may have even enjoyed it more then The Devil Wears Prada. I love the glitzy New York setting and there are some well depicted characters. It's all very tongu in cheek and it was funny reading about the various shallow creatures of the exclusive Manhattan social scene but I came to the same conclusion that the author probably has - that all these party people are, eh, not so worth knowing!!! Don't expect too much from this book but if it's a holiday read you're after it's a bit of fun and escapism. I now look forward to reading Chasing Harry Winston!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Fun 10 Oct. 2006
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed reading this book. I think part of the appeal for me was that it's set in Manhattan, which I find to be a fascinating city. I could relate to the superficial club scene, as I live in London and I laughed out loud at quite a few of the self-obsessed characters that you often find in PR and Media here in London.

I found the central character of Bette to be the least interesting part of the book. Her surrounding characters were more interesting and fun. I felt the ending was dragged out for far too long and her love interest was a bit sickly (especiall the ending).

Not as good as The Devil Wears Prada, but a nice, light, entertaining and fun book.
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By Jasmine
Format:Paperback
maybe because I am a woman and I am attracted to shoes. Lauren's book is very nice to look at as the design of the cover is nice colour shoes with 'the bestselling author of "devil wears prada". The publishing company Harper given me a feeling that they know "Everyone worth Knowing" or "Chasing Harry Winston" is not as good therefore they are making the best seller bit of Devil wears prada as big as the title to the name of the other books Lauren Weisberger wrote to attract people to buy.

1) This "everyone worht knowing" is so boring! and I feel like idiot to have to read it in the public, thinking if other people think that I am a naive stupid woman who is waiting for superstar shinny life to happen to me?
No I was just interest about how a best seller from United state write her book.

2) There is not a consistence level of English literature. Sometimes just writing and sometimes with very strong worngs and sometimes a author self created words. All these make me sick over period of reading.

3) Story began with very boring bank job and life that make sense for the beganing but it went on a bit too long for at least 5 chapter that I ask myself 'do I want to continue this book?' for at least 7 times.

4) All the sudden got into a new job which make sense because of Bette Uncle and her own ability. But all the sudden found the most rich and handsome man from England. With not much detail to imagin what the main girl and men looks. Only the most super handsome, rich,the most tall, heavy beast, super star creature. make me fell sick again

5) Always about the most celebratiy bar, club and dinning they have. This is like a book of Hollywood.

Not thing nice in this book
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not good
Couldn't really get into it...I loved The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada, but I did not enjoy this book that much. Couldn't get passed the first few chapters...
Published 4 months ago by Hannah Sutcliffe
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
I purchased this book for my wife who enjoyed it very much. "It's a very good book, a real page turner". Just right for a quiet night in. Read more
Published 10 months ago by john king
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Published 13 months ago by Joy Watkinson
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Easy reading!!!
Published 13 months ago by hawovi tarr
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
Following on from the Devil Wears Prada this is another good read
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Published 15 months ago by Peter Kalman
3.0 out of 5 stars nice easy read
Nice for an easy read. But sort of predictable if you've read a few similar books to this one. Good as a gap filler book.
Published 16 months ago by Clairabell
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LOVE THESE BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR. CANT WAIT TO READ IT. IHAVE ALL HER OTHER BOOKS - SO THANK YOUI
Published 20 months ago by Tracy Guerin
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book from Lauren Weisberger
An amazing read, and I couldn't put it down. I was interested all the way through. Just as good as Chasing Harry Winston.
Published 21 months ago by Anne Marie Kilker
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun escapism
Easy to read. Relaxing summer holiday kind of book. It's like watching a romantic comedy film on a sneaky afternoon away from work. Read more
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