Author: Plum Sykes
Publication Information: Harper Collins Trade Paperback, 2014 (originally published 2004)
Genre: Chick Lit
What I liked: The book is entertaining, if implausible; in fact, it is not meant to be taken seriously. This glimpse of the idle Manhattan rich was a quick read for a hot summer day, and I liked the new packaging. However, I think it would be more fun to read all day than to party with these heroines!
What I disliked: I enjoy well done chick lit but found this book very silly and predictable, albeit funny at times. I did not care for all the (admittedly admiring) references to Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and at first wondered if the book had been written before her death (it had not). This gave it a dated feel. And unless you are Daphne DuMaurier, please give your heroine a name, if just for the sake of the reviewer!
Bergdorf Blondes from the TLC Book Tours and urge you to stop by the tour to learn more about Plum Sykes and another of her books, The Debutante Divorcee. Here are some recent stops:
Wednesday, September 3rd: Reading in Black & White – The Debutante Divorcee
Thursday, September 4th: booknerd – The Debutante Divorcee
Monday, September 8th: Mom in Love With Fiction – Bergdorf Blondes
Sykes was a Vogue editor who moved to NYC so presumably was acquainted with the sort of people in this book. Most of the people I worked with in book publishing had too much work to go out every night, although there were a few blonde women at Wiley who were hung over every morning...