Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

Title: Everyone Worth Knowing

Author: Lauren Weisberger

Genre: Chick Lit

Summary: An investment banker decides to take a major professional detour. After quitting her job and wallowing for a few weeks, she works for a PR firm planning parties and living the life that every girl would die for - except her.

What was Good: A keen sense of fashion and Brown education keeps the novel moving. The descriptions of the people and the parties make me glad that I have such a quiet life here in Oshkosh.

What wasn't: Ms Weisberger relied on the same themes that made The Devil Wears Prada fun. Except that they are the same themes with only slightly new twists. Girl has job any girl would die for. Girl doesn't like job. Girl quits during a big party. Girl gets the boy.

It wasn't bad, but it just wasn't spectacular either. I never got why the dating of a super hot famous, good for the PR company's PR was a sore point for the MC or the MC's boss. The relationship was drug through the tabloids, but it didn't seem that bad, more like annoying.

The Take-Away: Even though the themes were repitious, it was an entertain read and enlightening look at the way .05% of the US population lives.

Recommendation: Read it for a break inbetween weightier volumes such as The Great Gatsby and Atlas Shrugged.

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