The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund by Jill Kargman

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"A cheeky tale for recession-era romantics," (More) from a bestselling author

The year is 2006 and Holly Talbott is married to the founder of Comer Capital at the apex of excess on Wall street. Sure, Holly loves being a stay-at-home mom and keeping house accounts at all the best places, but there are some downsides to being Mrs. Hedgefund. Even botox can't beautify her mother­in-law's withering stares, and her husband, Tim, is away so often it feels like she's single again. So when it turns out that not all of Tim's trips have been for business, the newly minted divorcée ventures beyond the Upper East Side and finds that sometimes exes have all the fun.

Impeccably rendered with wit and style, The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund is an old-fashioned love story and a celebration of New York-in any economy.
 

About Jill Kargman

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Jill Kargman is the New York Times bestselling author of nine books including The Right Address, Wolves in Chic Clothing, Momzillas, and The Ex Mrs. Hedgefund. Her latest effort was the nationally bestselling book of essays, Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut, accompanied by her work as a featured writer for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country, and Elle, along with copywriting for her greeting card company, Jill Kargman Etceteras.
 
Published February 12, 2009 by Plume. 316 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Holly Talbott’s husband Tim wheels and deals for powerhouse Comet Capital, and she’s an acute observer of the grazing habits of “hedgies.” Kargman (Momzillas, 2007, etc.) presents Holly as morally superior to her adopted überclass, though her mini-revolts are hardly earth-shattering.

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Book Reporter

However, an edict from Sherry Von decrees that Kiki is dead to the family, thus requiring Holly to hide the fact that she is still best buds with Kiki.

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Deseret News

Jill Kargman sold her idea for one of this summer's most topical beach reads, "The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund" (Dutton, $25.95), more than a year before the economic collapse conferred that title on a handful of her Upper East Side neighbors.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Forced to choose between compromising her integrity and living honestly, Holly begins to navigate a new New York existence.

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