At 11, her parents divorced and she and her younger sister, Dana, moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania , in the Lehigh Valley region of the state, with their mother. At Parkland High School , in South Whitehall Township near Allentown, Weisberger was involved in intramural sports, some competitive sports, extra projects, and organizations. She graduated in She was there for ten months before leaving along with features editor Richard Story. While Weisberger said she felt out of place at the magazine, managing editor Laurie Jones later said, "She seemed to be a perfectly happy, lovely woman". She also published a article in Playboy magazine.
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Plot introduction[ edit ] The story takes place in the mids, probably in the Iraq War is referred to in passing, and the U. Explanation of title[ edit ] I have an office full of people whose job it is to know everyone worth knowing.
Thirty-five thousand names, actually, and we can get in touch with any of them at any time. However, she does little to find a new direction in life until her uncle Will, an aging nationally syndicated entertainment columnist , introduces her to event planner Kelly.
While she does find Philip somewhat attractive, much like the heroines of the romance novels she secretly indulges in, and the association becomes of great benefit to her in her new job, she is later drawn to Sammy, a bouncer at Bungalow 8 who turns out to be from her hometown of Poughkeepsie and harbors ambitions of being a chef. But he, too, is tied to a wealthy socialite, and dreams of escaping the high life to open a small restaurant.
Bette, meanwhile, finds herself growing distant from Penelope and her other friends, and must choose between the person she once was and the one she is becoming. With her personal and professional lives stagnant, she leaves her investment banking job abruptly and winds up working for a top public relations firm. Philip Weston, a wealthy British playboy, nominally a lawyer, to whom Bette is publicly linked as a girlfriend even though the two are never more than friends. She finds him attractive despite a cruel streak and a condescending attitude to women, until she comes across him having sex with another man.
Abigail "Abby" Abrams, an acquaintance of Bette and Pen from Emory who writes as "Ellie Insider", an online gossip columnist for the fictional website New York Scoop, while she is ostensibly just another freelance writer.
A sociopath , she delights in causing emotional pain to other women, without seeming to do so directly, and will advance her interests by using people in any way possible, including sexually.
Samuel "Sammy" Stevens, a bouncer at Bungalow 8 and aspiring chef. Bette knew him in high school, although not well, and is increasingly drawn to him. However, he seems to have no career plans, other than applying to law school to put that decision off for a few more years. A cocaine addict , she secretly feeds information about Bette to Abby out of jealousy over her perceived relationship with Phillip.
Of vaguely defined, probably Italian background, he or more likely his family is apparently wealthy and profligate enough for him to be eligible for an American Express black card. The two met at Berkeley in the s, where they became the political radicals they remain today, to the point that they do not celebrate Thanksgiving and were once wanted by the FBI.
Unlike its predecessor, however, the novel depicts far more decadent behavior from its wealthy elite, including casual sex , the frequent use of various illegal drugs and women starving themselves to the point that they frequently pass out from sheer hunger. This has to do with the success of The devil wears Prada.
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Plot introduction[ edit ] The story takes place in the mids, probably in the Iraq War is referred to in passing, and the U. Explanation of title[ edit ] I have an office full of people whose job it is to know everyone worth knowing. Thirty-five thousand names, actually, and we can get in touch with any of them at any time. However, she does little to find a new direction in life until her uncle Will, an aging nationally syndicated entertainment columnist , introduces her to event planner Kelly.
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