Elements of Style

Author(s): Wendy Wasserstein
Original Publish Date: Jan 15, 2008
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Product Number: Z100024682
Released: Jan 15, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415953662
Narrator/s: Kathe Mazur
Publisher: Books on Tape
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of the essay collection Shiksa Goddess ("Utterly delicious"-Judith Thurman), a dazzling debut novel, a comedy about New York's urban gentry living in a post-9/11 world-the arbiters of fashion and the doyennes of charity balls; about the rich and the nouveau rich(er), the glamorous and the desperate to be. We meet Francesca Weissman, the Upper East Side pediatrician rated number one by Manhattan magazine, who takes us into the upper strata of privilege and aspiration (she's originally from Queens with a father in hosiery; life on the fringes of glittering New York is fine with her)...?amantha Acton, thoroughbred descendant of the Van Rensselaers and the Carnegies, who defines the social order in the great tradition of Mrs. Astor and Babe Paley...?udy Tremont from Modesto, California, daughter of a cop-her life's work, her obsession, is New York society and its richest families...?arry Santorini, Republican, moviemaker, winner of twelve Oscars, and his wife, the Italian supermarket heiress and former media rep for Giorgio Armani...?nd many more. As Elements of Style opens out, we see a madcap mosaic of the social lives and mores of twenty-first century Manhattan-of romance, work, family, and friendship. Satiric, fierce, touching-and deliciously Wasserstein. "Pure Wendy! She effortlessly makes the leap from stage to page with a novel that is loving, compassionate, flat-out funny. Wendy loved the word 'scintillating,' which is the best way to describe her stunning Elements of Style." -John Guare "Wasserstein gets the trappings and tribulations (of friendship and of romance) right, making her depiction of the rich and fab trying to connect with one another witty and entertaining." -Publishers Weekly "Bold, nimble, and funny to its fingertips, Elements of Style is a delight, a triumph. A book that no self-respecting New Yorker should be without. Those cursed with the hell of multiple residences will self-evidently need several copies-and spares, for houseguests." -Flora Fraser

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Author(s): Wendy Wasserstein
Product Number EB00169667
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307265548

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