Title : Everyone Worth Knowing
Author : Lauren Weisberger
ISBN-13 : 978-1416543008
Paperback : 448 pages
The Plot :
In her second book, Lauren Weisberger introduces us to twenty seven year ole Bette Robinson. She works at an investment banking firm, UBS, since she graduated from Emory University. Five years into the job she realises she is not cut out for the 80 hour work weeks and her tiny cubicle. On an impulse and shaken by the news that her best friend Penelope is engaged to a guy none in their friends circle approve of, she quits her job.
With little interest to start working again she takes her time looking for a new job, all the while fielding the “What are you going to do with your life?” calls from her parents. Her nationally syndicated entertainment journalist uncle then comes to her rescue and introduces her to event planner extraordinaire, Kelly. Suddenly she finds herself working for Kelly at Kelly & Co., one of Manhattans elite events planning firm. She soon realizes that the core skill required for the job is to see and be seen at the hottest places in town.
Her job takes her to the most exclusive of clubs, parties and VIP rooms full of socialites and celebrities. She enters the realm of New York’s chic, party-hopping elite. Thereafter she becomes the regular subject of gossip columns, linking her to famous playboy Phillip Weston. She realizes she is attracted to him and he provides a great boost to her career but at the same time she is drawn to Sammy.
Sammy works as a bouncer at Bungalow 8, who aspires to be a chef and has a lot in common with Bette. They make a connection on a trip to Istanbul and he also manages to impress her parents. But he, too, is tied to a wealthy socialite, and dreams of escaping the high life to open a small restaurant. Having a job that pays her to party was hardly something anyone could complain about but all the while she finds herself becoming this whole new person that she can barely recognize. She starts growing distant from her former life and friends and eventually realizes that she has a choice to make. She must choose between the person she once was and the one she is becoming.
Overall the book was slow and dull. It lacked the wit and likability of ‘Devil Wears Prada’. It is an okay read and the story is nothing new. The characters are forgettable and the book overall is unimpressive. It is just another tale of a girl on the fringe who is sucked into the New York party circuit and eventually resents it. I would call it a book “Not worth reading”.
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