Thursday, April 9, 2009

Everyone Worth Knowing

Everyone Worth Knowing
by Lauren Weisberger

About the Book: W
hen Bette Robinson quits her Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she's never been, she knows she won't miss the 80-hour workweeks, her claustrophobic cubicle, or her revolting boss. But soon the novelty of walking her four-pound dog around her unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood wears as thin as the "What Are You Going to Do With Your Life?" phone calls from her parents.

Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs. Bette learns not to blink at the famous faces, the black Amex cards, or the ruthless paparazzi. Soon she's dating an infamous playboy—and scaring off the one decent guy she meets. Still, how can she complain about a job that pays her to party? But when Bette begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column, she realizes that the line between her personal and professional life is . . . invisible.

From me: If you've read The Devil Wears Prada then Everyone Worth Knowing will seem like a cheap copy. It seems like Lauren Weisberger took the format for The Devil Wears Prada, changed the names and jobs, skanked it up a bit and sent it to publishing. I pretty much knew what was going to happen by the time I made it through the second chapter. If you can handle alot of descriptions of sexual "stuff" and swear words up the wazoo (mainly the F-word), than this book if for you. For the rest of you, stick with The Devil Wears Prada. It's a much better read.


Anonymous said...

I hate when authors recycle content. Nicholas Sparks is this way for me. If you read one of his books, you've read them all.