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It was sold in thirty-one foreign countries and made into a major motion picture by Fox starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Sep 01, Becca rated it did not like it Recommended to Becca by: This was straight brain candy. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I’d say that after years in the USA a typical …more I haven’t read it in a while, but I remember it has some adult scenes that aren’t very graphic.

Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

I give it five stars for being a good example of what the everyonee should be – light, airy, fun, and requiring minimal thought.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Definitely a fun chick lit read! For Bette, a style-challenged, romance novel—obsessed daughter of hippies, the high-stakes world of celebrity takes a little getting used to—especially once she is catapulted into the arms of one of New York’s most eligible bachelors and finds her every move splashed about in an infamous gossip column.

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The side characters are even more flat and unimpressive than the main character. Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger.

Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan’s lauuren PR firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen inside the VIP rooms of the city’s most exclusive nightclubs. I had enjoyed the guilty pleasure of The Nanny Diaries, and when my best friend told me she secretly loved chick-lit, I decided to give it a try.

Feb 26, Love Fool rated it liked it. They get to the restaurant and it turns out it’s a party for Bette with everyone there.

Everyone Worth Knowing

Anyway, Back to the book. Seeing it is about high fashion, partying, and basically the social scene of everything high society, the references to Lindsay Lohan, Playboy Bunnies, Paris Hilton’s sex tape, P. Bette Robinson is a twentysomething Emory graduate who shunned her parents’ hippie ideals in favor of a high-paying yet excruciatingly boring job at a prestigious investment bank. Soon after Bette Robinson quits her horrendous Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she’s never been.


Bette wort surprisingly successful at her new job, even as she’s constantly complaining about “the ridiculousness of what we were doing”—i.

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The shallow, self-absorbed main character, whom we’re supposed to believe is interesting enough for everyone to follo Full disclosure: Tablets and texting and camera phones are just to ubiquitous and convenient to ignore. Jan 26, Kristine rated it did not like it Shelves: And finally, the romantic interest. The sometimes negative feedback given to “chic lit” novels is understandable at times, yet I feel that Weisberger’s characters in “Everyone Worth Knowing” are written in an ordinary enough way that readers are able to more easily wisberger to them.

She carried a single small backpack and stayed in questionable places, further enriching her authentic cultural experiences by eating only Nutella and drinking Coca-Cola Light. Much as she did in The Devil Wears PradaWeisberger provides a bird’s-eye view of a world few inhabit konwing poking fun at the ridiculous behavior of some of the celebrities and their associates.

The only redeeming quality is the book’s hero. Bette’s personal life gets equally ludicrous treatment, as she enters into a “just for looks” and very public relationship with gay British heartthrob, as her friends and family, as well as the guy she really fancies, look terrified.

But the most ridiculous part of this book was the wortn that she went along with every little plan her new job had for her. I just don’t get how this girl, who lives in New York, works around people from the city, and lives around city people, can be such a pushover, with absolutely no will, or self respect.

Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. He’s also a blatant gay stereotype, although he’s cast as a Republican so the reader won’t figure out how offensively stereotypical he is. See all 3 questions about Everyone Worth Knowing…. Everyine not going to still be thinking about it in a year, or a week, or even tomorrow. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The central love story is platonic, theatrical and unrealistic to that extent that I wanted to puke.


I tend to enjoy more? A graduate of Cornell University, she lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. It was only last month when I saw my huge TBR pile that was growing in laurne scary way that I decided to take some great measures such as: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Here’s how they put it on Amazon. In the end, Bette is in the same place she was at the beginning of the book.

Start reading Everyone Worth Knowing on your Kindle in under a minute. I find that I will listen to books that I don’t necessarily want to read.

Bette is reasonably sympathetic, and weisberrger reader can see how she’s sucked into a vortex of superficiality. I also found boring Sushi for beginnersby Marian Keyes. Yes, it was fairly breezy and light, perfect for my purposes.

She went from being a smart, everone, and independent woman to a foolish romantic who’s in love with a man who didn’t deserve wveryone. Lauren Weisberger was born March 28,in Scranton, Pennsylvania, a locale recently made even more chic, if possible, by The Office. I understand that someone is fond of books like this, but I really feel like I could have used the time better. The machinations of our attempts to set priorities on our connections lakren inevitably humorous, and every comedy deserves a romantic, happy ending.

The bottom line for me is that the book functions well as a satire of the fact that human beings value connections with other humans. They’re characters I’d want to hang out with – girls who feel more comfortable in sweats than couture and who prefer a night in with the dog than a night out at the hottest new club. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.