Thursday, May 19, 2011

Book of the day: "Bergdorf Blondes"

In honor of International Chick Lit Month and our one year blogoversary, we're bringing you a book a day (and then some). If you've read the book and want to comment on this post with your thoughts, please do. If you haven't read it yet, we hope you'll take interest in it after hearing our thoughts. To make this fun, anyone who comments on any of these posts has a chance to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! (See here for contest details.)

"Bergdorf Blondes" by Plum Sykes:
Plum Sykes beguiling debut welcomes readers to the glamorous world of Park Avenue Princesses, the girls who careen through Manhattan in search of the perfect Fake Bake (tan acquired from Portofino Tanning Salon), a ride on a PJ (private jet) with the ATM (rich boyfriend), and the ever-elusive fiance.

With invitations to high-profile baby showers and benefits, more Marc Jacobs clothes than is decent, and a department store heiress for a best friend, our heroine known only as Moi is living at the peak of New York society. But what is Moi to do when her engagement falls apart? Can she ever find happiness in a city filled with the distractions of Front Row Girls, dermatologists, premieres, and eyebrow waxes? Is it possible to find love in a town where her friends think that the secret to happiness is getting invited to the Van Cleef and Arpels private sample sale? And how is she going to deal with the endless phone calls from her mother in England demanding that she get married to the Earl next door?

With enormous wit and an insider's eye, Sykes captures the nuances of the rich and spoiled in a heartwarming social satire, featuring a loveable "champagne bubble of a girl" who's just looking for love (and maybe the perfect pair of Chloe jeans). (Summary courtesy of Goodreads.)

Melissa P:
I liked this book because it was a fun read about the socialites of NYC. It was the original Gossip Girl.


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19 comments:

shazjera said...

At last, one that doesn't interest me :) My wishlist was growing daily and my pocket a little lighter!

Margie said...

Looks funny, quirky characters. But not my usual genre.
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BRN2SHOP9 said...

Sounds like a great book!

Heather said...

Oh I need to read this one!
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Nina said...

Have had this on the to-read list for awhile! This book-a-day feature is making me realize how much chick-lit i HAVEN'T read! Haha.
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S.Sabia said...

This does sound like a fun read!
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Sherry said...

I just love the socialite stories--I have no idea why but I am so addicted Gossip Girl --this books sounds just up my alley

Sherry said...

I just love the socialite stories--I have no idea why but I am so addicted Gossip Girl --this books sounds just up my alley.

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RivkaBelle said...

I read this one right after it came out, and I don't remember much of it ...I remember loving the cover & the premise, and then being vaguely disappointed during the reading. Everything else is a haze...Hmm...I still love the cover, hehe :o)

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faithspage said...

Loved this book

Linda Kish said...

I find it odd that there are really girls that are actually like that in this world.

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Jeryl M. said...

Sounds like a fun book.

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Krystal Lynn said...

Hmm, not a huge fan of Gossip Girl or high society tales but I think it's worth giving a shot.

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Margaret said...

Hmmm... the earl next door doesn't sound so bad!lol!

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Tiffany said...

own this one! Do you know what this book a day thing is doing to pocekt books everywhere???

haha.....

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Bec said...

Sounds like a good book but maybe for those in late teens/early 20's maybe so I'm probably not the target audience in mid 30s

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Jencey said...

Sounds like an interesting book!

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Kat said...

I am intrigued by Gossip Girl so I imagine I'd love this book!

Sarah said...

This sounds like a fun read!

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