Sunday, January 11, 2009
EVERYONE WORTH KNOWING by Lauren Weisberger
Bette Robinson quits her Manhattan banking job and finds herself happily embracing sloth and organizing her day around Oprah and her favourite soaps and walking her 4-pound Yorkie, Millington. Her fashionable, rich and gay uncle introduces Bette to Kelly (his former personal assistant) who now runs Manhattan's hottest PR firm and the city's biggest events for those rich and famous enough to see and be seen.
Bette finds herself dating an infamous British playboy and thrills her boss by appearing in all of the gossip rags, thereby providing desirable exposure to the firm. This fast life of black Amex cards and Cristal wears thin on Bette and she walks out of the Playboy fete that she was responsible for running in an attempt to reclaim her old self, which is somewhere between the values of her Hippie parents and the spoiled life to which she has become accustomed.