A Terribly Private Club

A Novel
Narrated by: Anna Baryshnikov
Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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Publisher's Summary

You might be wondering how I went from promising Dartmouth art-history graduate to nameless federal inmate in just a few short years. Which vice did me in? Well, greed and ambition are different sides of the same coin. But then again, it’s never that simple.

Wide-eyed Kate Sullivan is thrilled when she scores a job as the assistant to the fabulous yet slightly unhinged Brazilian art dealer Rafaela de Souza. Struggling in her new position, fish-out-of-water Kate is on the verge of being fired when she catches the eye of both "it artist" Kodi Best and charming dealer Cole Beaumont. Suddenly her career takes off, and she’s swept into the murkier depths of the art market, where she must question how far she’s willing to go to make the illustrious career she imagined a reality. 

The heroine of A Terribly Private Club is an unforgettable narrator, detailing her journey from small-town Ohio to the glamorous world of multimillion-dollar paintings and New York high society, and then, finally, to her prison cell at the Danbury Federal Correctional Institute.

Sweetbitter meets Anna Delvey in this captivating debut novel about a young woman who’ll do whatever it takes to make it in the cutthroat, decadent, and sometimes criminal world of New York City’s art scene.

©2019 Ashley Sands (P)2020 Audible Originals, LLC.

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About the Creator

A rehabbed art dealer and curator, Ashley Sands is the author of the Audible Original A Terribly Private Club. Prior to pursuing writing full-time, Sands had a career spanning over a decade in the art world. She worked at galleries in London and New York, co-founded a public art project in Delhi, founded and directed a contemporary art project space in London, and most recently, curated an exhibition in Frank Zappa’s infamous studio in Los Angeles. Her projects have been featured in Vice, GQ, Vogue, the LA Times, Art Review, Art Forum, and The Art Newspaper. Raised in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, she now lives and writes in San Francisco.

About the Performer

Anna Baryshnikov currently stars in the Apple TV+ series Dickinson, opposite Hailee Steinfeld and Jane Krakowski. She was previously featured in the film The Kindergarten Teacher alongside Maggie Gyllenhaal, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Anna made her screen debut in Manchester by the Sea opposite Michelle Williams, Casey Affleck, and Lucas Hedges, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive an Academy Award nomination. Anna will next be seen in the feature adaptation of Josie + Jack opposite Olivia DeJonge and Alex Neustaedter, which premiered at the DTLA Film Festival, and is based on the popular novel of the same name.
On stage, Anna starred as Carol, in the Broadway production of Time and the Conways opposite Elizabeth McGovern at Roundabout Theater Company, and in Horse Girls at the Cell Theater. Anna was a series regular on the CBS half-hour comedy series, Superior Donuts. Other television credits include the HBO series Doll & Em opposite Dolly Wells and Emily Mortimer, Amazon’s Good Girls Revolt, NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura, and CBS’s Blue Bloods. Anna is a graduate of Northwestern with a BS in Theatre.

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  • 08-27-20

I absolutely loved listening to this book.

Exciting, brilliant, well written, well read. It’s about art, romance , secrets, rags to riches, betrayal, relationships. It is so good. I really hope there’s a sequel. Can’t recommend enough.