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Everyone Worth Knowing: A Novel | [Lauren Weisberger]

Everyone Worth Knowing: A Novel

On paper, Bette Robinson's life is good. At 26, she's got a great deal on an apartment in Manhattan, and she's on target to become an associate at the prestigious investment bank where she works with her best friend. Her 80-hour workweeks might keep her from socializing or dating outside her office walls, but she's paying her dues on the well-trod path to wealth and happiness. So when Bette quits her job like the impulsive girl she's never been, she has no idea what to do next.
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Publisher's Summary

On paper, Bette Robinson's life is good. At 26, she's got a great deal on an apartment in Manhattan, and she's on target to become an associate at the prestigious investment bank where she works with her best friend. Her 80-hour workweeks might keep her from socializing or dating outside her office walls, but she's paying her dues on the well-trod path to wealth and happiness. So when Bette quits her job like the impulsive girl she's never been, she not only shocks her friends and family, she has no idea what to do next.

For months, Bette gets out and about by walking her four-pound dog around her decidedly unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood. Then she meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR and events planning firm, and suddenly Bette has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen.

The work at Kelly & Company takes Bette inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs, to parties crowded with celebrities and socialites. Bette learns not to blink at the famous faces, the black Amex cards, the magnums of Cristal, or the ruthless paparazzi. Soon she's dating an infamous playboy who's great for her career but bad for her sanity, and scaring off the one decent guy she meets. Still, as her coworkers repeatedly point out, how can you complain about a job that pays you to party? Bette has to agree, until she begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column. That's when Bette's life on paper takes on a whole new meaning, and she learns the line between her personal and professional lives is invisible.

©2005 Laura Weisberger; (P)2005 Simon & Schuster Inc. All rights reserved. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division.

What the Critics Say

"Weisberger has penned a comic novel that manages to rise to the upper echelons of the chick-lit genre." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Felecia Delray Beach, FL, USA 03-20-07
    Felecia Delray Beach, FL, USA 03-20-07
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    "One word...Great!!!"

    If you loved Devil Wears Prada then you will love this book. I have been bored out of my mind at my new job and this book has made the ever so slow days manageable.

    Great and an easy listen.

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    Meg Newark, DE, USA 05-11-06
    Meg Newark, DE, USA 05-11-06 Member Since 2006
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    "Narrator does this book a disservice"

    Everyone Worth Knowing starts out slow, but becomes entertaining after the first half hour. Unfortunately, the narrator's voice is scratchy and her inflection is overdone. Don't expect this audiobook to live up to its predecessor, the Devil Wears Prada.

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    Jill Lane CoveAustralia 04-17-06
    Jill Lane CoveAustralia 04-17-06
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    "Read the book instead, if you must"

    I cannot emphasize enough how horrendous the narration was for this story. It was emotionless, amateur, and difficult to distinguish from one character to the next, except perhaps when some type of accent was attempted (but butchered). I was looking forward to it because of all the praise showered on this author for the Devil Wears Prada. Even so, I was not impressed and felt it was overly contrived. I am fairly new to the "chick lit" genre (I apologize for calling it that but don't know what else to name it!), so maybe I am being unfair ... but I did read and thoroughly enjoy Sophie Kinsella's "Can You Keep a Secret?". Try that one instead.

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    Nadine Alexandria, VA, United States 12-30-05
    Nadine Alexandria, VA, United States 12-30-05 Member Since 2005
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    "Narration ruins it"

    The narrator ruined this book. I am a HUGE fan of audio books. I have listened to hours and hours of audio books, all kinds of books from Mystery to Pet training and this Narrator is the worst I have every heard.
    For the first time ever I wished I had read the book not listened to it. The book was Fantastic but ruined by the Narration.
    The most irritating thing was when the narrator would use an accent and forget to STOP using the accent. VERY amateur narration! GREAT Book!

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    Susan bergenfield, NJ, USA 12-23-05
    Susan bergenfield, NJ, USA 12-23-05 Member Since 2003
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    "Good Story.. . . Horrible Narrator"

    I liked the story line and the characters in this book, but the narrator has a horse voice and seems barely able to finish a sentence because she sounds out of breath. I found it very annoying. I absolutely loved The Devil Wears Prada though, and have listened to it many times. I don't think I would be able to listen to the narrator of this book again.

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    Jaymie Winamac, IN, USA 11-07-05
    Jaymie Winamac, IN, USA 11-07-05
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    "I listened to it"

    What can I say. The narrator was very good. you always knew who was talking just by her voice. The book itself is good and it made me want to finish it. I know that people in this book really do exist I am just glad I am not one of them. The people are very shallow and you will hate most of them by the end of the book.

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    Kat ANNANDALE, NJ, United States 11-21-08
    Kat ANNANDALE, NJ, United States 11-21-08 Member Since 2010
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    "Fun, Girly Read"

    This book was really fun and the narrator did a great job with the material!

    Lauren Weisberger's books are 100% chick lit and some of the best of the genre. Eliza Dushku does a great job with the characters and pulls you into the storyline immediately. Her voice is perfect for the story and she makes the book a total pleasure to listen to.

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