Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

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An irresistible tale about what happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York's chic, party-hopping elite.

On paper, Bette Robinson's life is good. At twenty-six, she's got a great deal on an apartment in Manhattan, and she's on target to become an associate at the prestigious investment bank where she works with her best friend. Her eighty-hour workweeks might keep her from socializing or dating outside her office walls -- but she's paying her dues on the well-trod path to wealth and happiness. So when Bette quits her job like the impulsive girl she's never been, she not only shocks her friends and family -- she has no idea what to do next.
For months, Bette gets out and about by walking her four-pound dog around her decidedly unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood. Then she meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR and events planning firm, and suddenly Bette has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen.
The work at Kelly & Company takes Bette inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs, to parties crowded with celebrities and socialites. Bette learns not to blink at the famous faces, the black Amex cards, the magnums of Cristal, or the ruthless paparazzi. Soon she's dating an infamous playboy who's great for her career but bad for her sanity -- and scaring off the one decent guy she meets. Still, as her coworkers repeatedly point out, how can you complain about a job that pays you to party? Bette has to agree -- until she begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column. That's when Bette's life on paper takes on a whole new meaning -- and she learns the line between her personal and professional lives is...invisible.

About Lauren Weisberger

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Lauren Weisberger’s first novel, The Devil Wears Prada, spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. The film version, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, won a Golden Globe Award and grossed more than $300 million worldwide. Her second novel, Everyone Worth Knowing, was also a New York Times bestseller.
Published November 1, 2005 by Simon & Schuster. 448 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Travel. Fiction

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When the gossip columns suddenly grow more vicious and personal, Bette starts to wonder if she's making the right choices—and all comes to a head at the prized Playboy party she has been planning for months.

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Having read the book and watched the film of The Devil Wears Prada, I suspected that I'd be in for a good read with Everyone Worth Knowing.

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Unlike THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, there is no female boss from hell, but Bette's boss, Kelly, is very happy to take advantage of Bette's regular mention in the gossip columns and the free publicity it brings Kelly & Company, despite the embarrassment it brings to Bette and her family.

Jan 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Everyone Worth Knowing

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The only thing readers will lust for in Everyone is to get through it.The plot is almost non-existent, and the characters are disengaging.Though most readers can relate to having to deal with an unreasonable boss, it's just not that easy to relate to Everyone's self-absorbed, drug-taking, alcohol...

Oct 13 2005 | Read Full Review of Everyone Worth Knowing

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Weisbergers first novel, The Devil Wears Prada. But, I did not read that book or, believe it or not, see the movie so that wasn’t really a problem for me. Almost every character in this book is self-absorbed and focused only on hedonism.  But, Everyone Worth Knowing is full of a lot of...

Feb 28 2007 | Read Full Review of Everyone Worth Knowing

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