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Everyone Worth Knowing

Everyone Worth Knowing

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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 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. But when Bette begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column, she realizes that the line between her personal and professional life is...invisible.
  • Gallery Books | 
  • 384 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743262330 | 
  • May 2006
List Price $23.99
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Everyone Worth Knowing
By Lauren Weisberger
Introduction
For the five years following college, Bette Robinson has been employed at a tony New York investment bank. It's a job everyone detests -- her hippie parents, who'd hoped she'd pursue activist interests; her society columnist uncle, Will, who at the very least abhors the bank's conservative dress code; and Bette herself, whose life seems to revolve around endless work hours answering to a mind-numbingly idiosyncratic boss, and tending to her dog Millington. Perhaps her best friend's engagement is the trigger, but Bette soon finds one of her boss's daily adages one too many, and quits like the impulsive girl she's never been. Though her parents push for her to do something "meaningful" with her life, Uncle Will introduces her to his former protégé, Kelly, and soon Bette finds herself with a coveted -- if antithetical -- job as an events planner at one of NYC's hottest outfits.
Bette's "work" takes her into the VIP lounges of the hottest celebrity- and socialite-filled New York City nightclubs every night of the week. It's a glamorous job, but Bette learns not to blink at the famous faces, the black Amex cards, velvet ropes, and paparazzi snapping pics of her coworkers and cohorts. When the "It" boy du jour, Philip Weston, takes a shine to her, Bette soon finds that the line between her personal and professional lives is...invisible. When her name begins appearing in the ci see more

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Lauren Weisberger
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Lauren Weisberger

Lauren Weisberger is the NewYorkTimes bestselling author of TheDevilWearsPrada, which was published in forty languages and made into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Weisberger’s three other novels, EveryoneWorthKnowing, LastNightatChateauMarmont, and ChasingHarryWinston were all NewYorkTimes bestsellers. A graduate of Cornell University, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Visit LaurenWeisberger.com.

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