Sunday, January 31, 2010

Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Pocket Books
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 435
Challenges: Chick Lit
Author's Website

Simple Description:
Bette works for USB bank in NewYork City. She doesn't like her job, doesn't like her boss. The only good thing is that her best friend, Penelope, works with her. Then one day she's had enough and she quits. She doesn't tell anybody at first and sits at home for about a month before anybody finds out. When her Uncle Will finds out, he gets her a job working for Kelly & Company, a PR company. Soon Bette has to learn who all the famous people are in New York and other places, and how to plan the best parties. Her job is to plan by day and party by night. One night when she has a bit too much to drink she ends up connecting with Philip Weston. She wakes up in his apartment the next day, but luckily he informs her that nothing happened.

Soon her name is all over the tabloids and connecting her to Philip, the most sought after Bachelor in New York. The only problem, Bette doesn't like him. She puts on a good face and pretends they are dating so that it helps her career.

Then Bette meets Sammy, and Bette likes Sammy, but Sammy thinks she's dating Philip. Plus, things are rough between Bette and her best friend. Bette doesn't really like her career choice, but doesn't really know how to get out or what she would even do instead.

Now what you really want to thoughts:
What a fun book! I loved this one. I haven't read a chick lit book in awhile and this was perfect for me right now. I actually started out listening to this one, and, well, let's just say a butt load of audio books became available for me at the same time (over 10 actually) and so I decided I would listen to this one in the car and then read it at the same time. Either this book was good enough to keep me up till all hours of the night or I had insomnia. Needless to say, I ended up actually reading most of it (and haven't been sleeping much).

You can guess the ending, it's not hard. But you can't help to want Bette to take the actions she does. You want Bette and Sammy to hook up. You want the bad guys to get in trouble.

Overall, I definitely recommend this book. It's a fun, light read. I actually have owned this one for years and put it off because I read people were disappointed with it after The Devil Wears Prada. I wasn't disappointed though. In fact, I've now read all books by this author and enjoyed all of them. The author has a new book coming out in May, I'm sure I'll end up with a copy.

Thanks to ????? for providing this book for review.
This book is part of my collection and was either bought or given to me.
This audio book was rented from my local library.


bermudaonion said...

This does sound like a lot of fun! Predictable endings are fine with some books, and this sounds like one of them.

Kris said...

Bermudaonion - I agree, this is the type of book where predictable endings are ok.