Filthy Rich by Dorothy Samuels

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Marcy Mallowitz has just been dumped -- big time! When she incorrectly answers her orthodontist boyfriend's $1.75 million Lifeline question on the top-rated television quiz show So You Want to Be Filthy Rich!, he ends their preengagement in front of twenty million people.

Thrust reluctantly into the national spotlight, America's newest sweetheart is now being courted by Oprah and hounded by the paparazzi. And soon everyone -- everyone -- knows her name, if only as the punch line to a Letterman Top Ten list. Wise, sparkling, and funny, Filthy Rich is a hilarious exploration of instant celebrity, as well as a delightful romp through one woman's startlingly and unexpectedly public life.

 

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Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Predictably, Marcy meets a really nice man, then lands a deal cohosting a morning show, and even gets back at her obnoxious ex in prime time .

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This frothy and good-natured confection -- it's part ''Bridget Jones's Diary,'' part ''Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'' -- is the story of Marcy Mallowitz, a single, 34-year-old ''personal life coach'' who lives in New York City.

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This frothy and good-natured confection -- it's part ''Bridget Jones's Diary,'' part ''Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'' -- is the story of Marcy Mallowitz, a single, 34-year-old ''personal life coach'' who lives in New York City.

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Samuels ably captures the artificially charged environment of television spectacle, but amusing as the satire is initially, the name-dropping and media spoofing soon wear thin, and Marcy's stereotyped, overbearing Jewish mother, who is more caught up in her daughter's sudden stardom then the sorr...

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