Over the years, she has managed other people's lives - and her own - perfectly. Ponce has everything under control, exactly the way she likes it. Until....
Babette Steele, an ambitious aspiring journalist, finds out that Ponce is having an affair with a socially prominent and very married man and decides to break the scandal in a juicy magazine piece. For Ponce's circle, day-to-day existence quickly becomes a complicated game of social and professional chicken - whoever outsmarts and outmanipulates the other will win.
There is a lot at stake, not only for Ponce but for her friends, all of whom are in the midst of crises of their own: a philandering novelist who hasn't been able to write since his breakout Wall Street best seller; an aging billionaire who can't seem to resist young women (the younger the better); a legendary news-show producer on the decline; an old-time politico looking to rebound from his wife's death; and an editor at a glitzy magazine that covers the worlds of politics, fashion, and Hollywood.
As Ponce's life threatens to come apart at the seams, the author takes us into a world she knows intimately: a dynamic Manhattan filled with opinion makers and social fakers.
©2008 Alex Witchel; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
"A wonderful escape into a world of beautiful, glamorous women and their troublesome men. The dialogue is witty and true. You will have a great time." (Barbara Walters)
"Witchel's Manolo-sharp send-up of Manhattan high society. The fact that many characters bear more than a fleeting resemblance to real New Yorkers (is that Tom Wolfe?) makes it all the more delicious." (Entertainment Weekly)
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