- 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: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 318,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Hedge Fund Wives Paperback – 6 Aug 2009
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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’
‘Anyone who liked The Devil Wears Prada and Sex and the City will like this’
‘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….’
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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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.
I enjoyed reading about the lengths all the men and women go to in their desire to outspend their friends and colleagues with ever more extravagant entertainments. But this book isn't really about that it's about excess wealth adversely affects people and warps their perceptions of what matters in their lives. The breakup of her marriage when John leaves Marcy for an acquaintance of hers is when the books starts to get interesting and Marcy starts to stand on her own two feet again.
I thought the characters and their dilemmas were very well drawn and there are some good points made about relying on wealth to provide your identity and how shallow people are when they do this. I enjoyed the picture the book painted of life in certain circles in twenty first century New York. I picked up a lot of information about the world of banking as well. An entertaining read with some serious aspects - chick lit with a bite.
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Started off well, interesting characters, but then it's like the author lost interest and skipped to the end.....the book gets towards the ends and then.......four years later. Read morePublished 19 months ago by LoobyLouKowalski
Great characters strong female leads with nice twists along the way. Good light read for holidays or just to unwind with.Published 21 months ago by Kindle Customer
A well written guilty pleasure beach read. Goodness knows there is plenty of poorly written fodder out there (I'm talking to you Fifty Shades of Grey), so this was refreshingPublished on 25 Nov. 2014 by Krisin Buchholz
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. Read morePublished on 9 Nov. 2014 by Shelaffs
Couldn't finish this, and I tried 3 times to really get into it. I like me some chick lit but this is absolute drivel.Published on 12 Oct. 2014 by Alexia
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... Read morePublished on 29 May 2014 by Julia
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
Great holiday read, and not typical chick lit. Characters interesting and loved the descriptions of the lives of the super rich.Published on 5 Mar. 2014 by noshy poos
I've had this book on my Kindle wish list for some time and finally downloaded it two days ago. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and it's kept me entertained.Published on 24 Nov. 2013 by D. Blair