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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (6 Aug. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184756187X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847561879
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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‘Juicy, glitzy and delightfully engrossing, you won't want to put this book down.’ Karen Quinn, author of The Sister Diaries and The Ivy Chronicles

‘A juicy novel about the luxe but empty lives of insanely rich New Yorkers’
Lottie Moggach, The London Paper

‘I couldn’t put it down’
Closer

‘Anyone who liked The Devil Wears Prada and Sex and the City will like this’
CITY A.M

‘In this salacious, delightful tale of New York movers and shakers, Boncompagni animates her rich, glamorous, scandalous creatures with a keen eye and irresistible energy…Readers fascinated by Upper East Side life will be mesmerized by Boncompagni’s sparkling depiction and may have to fight the temptation to read it all in one sitting.’ Publishers Weekly

‘A real-life New York socialite, Boncompagni knows her subject intimately. She can slip readers into a pair of high-heel Christian Louboutins and through the doors of a hedgie home themed in Chinese antiquities. Seeing how the moneyed set lives offers a funny – and sometimes sobering – look at people hogtied by their own wealth….’
Washington Post

About the Author

Tatiana is a New York City-based writer. Her articles on beauty, fashion, shopping and social trends have appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, InStyle, Cookie and Vogue.
Before becoming a freelance journalist in 2003, she worked for American Lawyer magazine in New York, the Legal Times in Washington D.C. and The Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels. She is married and has two children.


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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Nancy Buckland on 7 Aug. 2010
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Having read a few books about the bank collapses that have covered the more serious economic side of the fallout, I decided to take this more frivolous account for a test drive, and was not disappointed! Marcy, the heroine of the story, gives up her own promising career to move to New York with her husband to support his career as a trader. Marcy sticks out like a sore thumb but soon makes friends with a like minded HFW who has her own career. The horrors are all there though - the botoxed, size zero, plucked to perfection gold diggers but the author makes them more then one dimensional, and there are one or two that you even get to like a little more by the end. I enjoyed every minute of it - the shopping, the politics, the backstabbing, the outrageous shows of wealth at a time when everyone else was losing the shirt of their backs. Marcy, however, is someone you get to seriosuly admire, and her true personality and drive finally emerge as the story progresses. I could not put this book down and if you want to be seriously entertained give it a go.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By kathrynjchub on 3 July 2013
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Bought this book because it was cheap and fancied a light read. Sadly, the only thing this novel is `light' on is any type of writing skill.

I am not a reader of the insultingly titled `chick lit' but if this is a good example of it then I won't be sampling any more: the heroine was annoying, the story was predictable (with a ridiculously sickly happy-ending), and the writing was just plain rubbish. The narrative includes loads of explanatory details which are superfluous, clunky, and don't add to the story. Plus, the pace of the story is completely off. It's clear from the book description that the main character's husband is going to leave her but this doesn't actually happen until halfway through which means there is very little space left in the novel for anything the reader is unaware of. The split should definitely come in earlier and then more time can be given towards making the ending even slightly believable.

If all you want is a hearts-and-flowers ending with very little decent story-telling then this is the book for you. If you want more than that then avoid at all costs.
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By Shelaffs on 9 Nov. 2014
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This was ok as a sort of chic lit novel. It wasn't badly written and I made it to the end. It seemed to start off with more ambition than was delivered in the end. About two thirds of the way through the author seemed to have found she had gone too slowly to that point and instead of paring back what was there (and there was room for that), she crammed tying up the loose ends into the last third and even took a jump of four years to say in a few final pages this is how it all turned out. Not very convincing when for most of the novel the protagonist had been desperate to have a child and two of them were delivered in just this final round up. The balance of where the author's attention goes is very odd in this last section too; there's a complete guide to being interviewed by the resident's group of a posh New York apartment block the protagonist is buying. Then there are oddly chosen details of setting up a firm where we get specifics on exams sat actual trades made, but a leap from no staff to 30 in not much more than a paragraph. You won't learn a lot about hedge fund wives either, except they have oodles to spend, that it goes in the main on furnishings, eating, baby showers and clothes, and the names of a few of the brands they might prefer. The characters seemed all too frilly to be hedge fund wives and there's so little view into that world in the book she should possibly have made them wives of some other category of wealthy businessmen, but then it wouldn't have had the same appeal in the recently post crash era when it was published.
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By AvidReader on 8 July 2013
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Good start but ultimately disappointing. Over all I felt it was simply a vehicle for the author to show off her knowledge of various topics, for example private banking, US real estate and the economic climate of 2009. I felt the plot was loosely woven around this. The ending was lame and lazy as if author had got bored and just wanted to wrap it up quickly. The `good' characters get all the success and happiness they want and the `bad' ones get their comeuppance. I wouldn't even recommend this as beach read, stick with Jackie Collins.
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By Louise on 6 Feb. 2013
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I have to admit, I've had this book sat on my shelf for a while and was never drawn to it but when I started reading it I couldn't put it down. It's full of bitchiness and backstabbing and in the end, it makes you realise that yes, we may not have billions of dollars in the bank like the characters of this book but we wouldn't swap the world to be like any of them!
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Really fun holiday read. Well written and humorous, but offering a glimpse into the cutthroat world of hedge funds and the wives who will put up with anything for materialistic reasons.
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By Jana on 24 Mar. 2014
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Interesting to read how the very wealthy live and spend money.
It was well researched and well written. I learned quite a bit about a hedge funds
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Great holiday read, and not typical chick lit. Characters interesting and loved the descriptions of the lives of the super rich.
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