What happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York s chic, party hopping elite Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she s never been, the novelty of walking her four pound dog around the unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood wears as thin as the What are you going to do with your life phone calls frWhat happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York s chic, party hopping elite Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she s never been, the novelty of walking her four pound dog around the 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 But when Bette begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column, she realizes that the line between her personal life and her professional life is.sible.
Everyone Worth Knowing What happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York s chic party hopping elite Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she s never
One of the worst books I ve ever read Stereotypical characters, dull plot consisted of superficial world building, with predictive and anticlimactic ending The dialogues are unrealistic and immature And don t even let me start on describing this pathetic excuse for a love story or spectacular failure of a love triangle Everything is horrible about this book Girl quits banking job, because she has been unhappy, gets a job at a PR firm, finds herself to be a star of the tabloids, whining along the [...]
If you thought Devil Wears Prada was insipid, wait until you read this vomitous waste of valuable wood pulp, time, eyestrain and anxiety the latter due to agitated anticipation of the novel s anticlimactic denouement.Upon reading said anticlimactic denouement after enduring insipid, US Weekly grade plot , one shall either a Throw book violently against wall b Throw book violently at photo of current Oval Office occupant Offended Republicans may choose to substitute with photo of current Congress [...]
Weisberger s novels seem to be about 85,000 words of actual story plus an additional 15,000 words comprised solely of celebrities names, designer brands, and various luxury goods destinations The novel was published in 2005, so all the references to in brands, celebrity couples none are still together and hotspots Bungalow 8 does anyone still go there make the book feel dated Also, this novel has basically the same plot as the Devil Wears Prada Weisberger clearly though she d found a winning for [...]
If I had read The Devil Wears Prada first, I don t think I would have read Everyone Worth Knowing The plots of these two books are so similar Girl gets job Girl hates job Girl makes the best of her situation Girl quits job.
I am not your typical chick lit fan, but I must confess that I really like this author she writes bright, funny, light hearted books and she can actually compose a sentence This novel contains none of the poor grammar or flimsy plot structures you would find in Sex and the City the novel loved the series or The Nanny Diaries saw this movie last night and it was a hundred times better than the weak novel On the other hand, I think that every girl oriented book about a young woman making her way t [...]
When I started reading this book I forgot that a I had read it before and b it was stupid.
Okay, this is what I get for adding this to my to read list and then waiting eight years to read it This book does not stand the test of time Seeing it is about high fashion, partying, and basically the social scene of everything high society, the references to Lindsay Lohan, Playboy Bunnies, Paris Hilton s sex tape, P Diddy and his entourage, etc are silly And the references to fashion sense are certainly outdated as well Or maybe I m just too old for this ridiculousness any I don t care about [...]
Everyone Worth Knowing got me through a tough time in my life Once this book captured my attention with its cute, little cover art, I was definitely hooked Bette s situations and life as a whole, transported me to another world I was lost in NYC club hopping to the restaurants and parties that she promoted This book delivers it all Work, Love, Family, Stress, Friendship, Travel, Happiness Sadness Like the jacket says, What happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York s chic, pa [...]
I have a hard time putting an audio book on my Read shelf but what the hell I find that I will listen to books that I don t necessarily want to read This book is a prime example I read Weisberger s first book and liked it well enough This is her second and it has the same feel as the first Well meaning girl gets caught up in glamor lifestyle Has a melt down repents gets love I think this book would have really annoyed me to read but for some reason having it read to me by Eliza Dushku while flyi [...]
I wasn t impressed with The Devil Wears Prada too much hype so wasn t expecting much from this book by the same author.However, in the end it won with me because I listened to the audiobook on what was a bit of an unwanted and nervewracking last minute road trip so the distraction was greatly appreciated Eliza Dushku as narrator did a really great job I had low expectations so there was no way it could have been worse than what I was expecting it was abridged hallelujah My biggest complaint with [...]
15 01 10 Changed my rating from 2 to 1 starI cannot believe I even rated this anything other than 1 star it was ridiculous when I recall the main plot involving the potagonist and her boyfriend A few years of reading and some growing up did wonder to your expectation in books I guess.
This book is not worth reading Seriously DO NOT DO IT.
Everyone Worth Knowing is a book which has been lying in a corner of my shelves for many years My bad experience with Devil Wears Prada and the uninteresting synopsis made me have little to no interest in reading it It was only last month when I saw my huge TBR pile that was growing in a scary way that I decided to take some great measures such as make a TBR jar, start reading some books that have been collecting dust in my shelves for years, and be super picky when buying new ones This book was [...]
The sometimes negative feedback given to chic lit novels is understandable at times, yet I feel that Weisberger s characters in Everyone Worth Knowing are written in an ordinary enough way that readers are able to easily relate to them The style of the writing can be seen as slightly bland because the characters are so completely normal The are posed as every day people, doing every day things, in our often times cold world The story is an easy read which allows for a large circle of readership [...]
This book was doomed from the start, it was the same typical girl has lousy job, almost always a banking job Girl has family member that can hook her up with a better job, girl has no backbone whatsoever, ETCWe meet Bette, a seemingly nice girl, and right off, I could tell she was a pushover I just don t get how this girl, who lives in New York, works around people from the city, and lives around city people, can be such a pushover, with absolutely no will, or self respect.I just don t understan [...]
Although this book reprises the theme of examining the horrors of an entry level job, and uses a glittery version of New York City for its setting, it departs from The Devil Wears Prada in several ways For one, there is sympathy for all the characters The protagonist is earnest, foolish, and occasionally depressed, but she seems to have resources for moving toward what she wants than did the protagonist of Prada Her boss and coworkers are colorful and sometimes devious, but also seem earnest a [...]
Read the Devil Wears Prada , change the names I can t believe the author ripped off her own book like that HORRIBLE.I m assuming that Weisberger has the shortest memory in history, and her publisher also suffers from the same affliction Everyone Worth Knowing is the EXACT SAME BOOK as The Devil Wears Prada all she did is change names and evil, soul sucking jobs and kept the format so predictably familiar that I was laughing half way through The name dropping is all there, and if you re really cu [...]
I feel like I need to give this review in the context of its predecessor The Devil Wears Prada, which was good I like the theme of finding who you really are despite the lure of all things beautiful and cool.This book s theme Finding who you are despite the lure of all things cool and beautiful Wait Did I just read the same book over again She name dropped people who aren t even really that famous or cool any And I got kind of annoyed when she quit her job on a whim, which seemed out of characte [...]
Boring Maybe chick lit is not made for me I also found boring Sushi for beginners, by Marian Keyes Nevertheless, I loved The secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic, by Sophie Kinsella and The Beach House, by Jane Green I think I need deeper stories, not so shallow as this one I don t know.
What happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York s chic, party hopping elite I read this awhile ago and sadly this book didn t make an impact on me to remember it I do remember I didn t really care for it but found some parts amusing I recommend reading this if you have a lazy Sunday to kill.
This story is about a girl, who basically falls in love Like you know every other romance story out there Although, surprisingly I found it very good, a little long at some points but otherwise enjoyable Not a typical romance lovey dovey thing but one where it s complicated, which I don t know I tend to enjoy Like who wants a book that is just straight to the point Find some boundaries to climb Fgs Be realistic please, and original Anyway, Back to the book I totally did not like this book endi [...]
Here s how they put it on I really don t know how to summarize it myself.Bette Robinson is a twentysomething Emory graduate who shunned her parents hippie ideals in favor of a high paying yet excruciatingly boring job at a prestigious investment bank One day, after a particularly condescending exchange with her boss who sends her daily inspirational e mails , Bette walks out on her job in a huff After a few weeks of sleeping late, watching Dr Phil and entertaining her dog Millington, Bette s unc [...]
The Gist Bette Robinson quits her boring, thankless banker job, and starts working at Manhattan s hottest PR firm where she is expected to party and be seen at the trendiest clubs and restaurants in NYC She then meets local celebrity Philip Weston and unwittingly becomes a celebrity herself Pretty soon Bette s life becomes tabloid fodder, and she discovers the price of fame as her personal and professional lives collide.Sounds interesting, right Sadly, unfortunately, Everyone Worth Knowing doesn [...]
This review may contain spoilers What s it about Everyone Worth Knowing is the story of what happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York s chic, party hopping elite Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she s never been the novelty of walking her four pound dog around the unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood wears as thing as the what are you going to do with your life phone calls from her parents Then Bette meets Kelly, h [...]
Looking for a fluffy, no brains required, everything is over the top and ridiculous weekend read This fits the bill nicely The characters are very cliched and everything is an over the top party and somehow it stills makes for a mindless entertaining read Sometimes you just read something fun, and this book fits that.
I really hope the author stops writing books soon so I can stop reading them This book is ok, full of weird contradictions and missed opportunities that make it seem like it was never or only very vaguely reread after a first draft, or maybe written by an assistant But that aside, it s a kind of fascinating time capsule of 2004 5, when we still had land lines but also cell phones People printed things off of websites Text messaging was new and you got that first text and weren t even sure how to [...]
Library Journal Who wouldn t want a job that allows one to party for a living That s just what Bettina Bette Robinson has When she quits working at an investment bank, her uncle, a well connected columnist, hooks her up with the hot PR firm, Kelly Company For Bette, a style challenged, romance novel obsessed daughter of hippies, the high stakes world of celebrity takes a little getting used to especially once she is catapulted into the arms of one of New York s most eligible bachelors and finds [...]
Full disclosure I went into this with a hatred of chick lit I had enjoyed the guilty pleasure of The Nanny Diaries, and when my best friend told me she secretly loved chick lit, I decided to give it a try My first attempt from her bookshelf was deplorable, but I liked The Devil Wears Prada film, so I decided to give the genre a second try.This book was unbelievably terrible The shallow, self absorbed main character, whom we re supposed to believe is interesting enough for everyone to follow her [...]
I enjoy a good chick lit novel from time to time, but this one just didn t sit all that well with me In Weisberger s defense, she follows the formula of normal girl finds herself in celebrity world and in the end stays true to herself to a T It s not a great formula and it makes for rather bland story telling, but it sells and for that I can t really hate on the author Writing is a business.But honestly, I just hated the main character She really had no.well, character In the end, I found I didn [...]
This is the first book I ve read by this author, and reading the reviews left by many I can t help but think they re a little harsh When I picked up this book I knew it would be predictable, not very complex and an easy read and I don t think that s a bad thing The story was good enough to keep me hooked and I followed it easily However, whilst reading this book I watched the film The Devil Wears Prada I ve not read the book, and now I m not sure if I need to it seems this book was exactly the s [...]