No, it’s not a rerun of Wild America ; it’s the world of dressed-to-the-nines Park Avenue heiresses, aka Bergdorf Blondes, botoxed to within an. For readers who adore Candace Bushnell, Tinsely Mortimer, and Lauren Weisberger comes New York Times bestselling author Plum Sykes’s sly and amusing. Buy Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction.
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Unfortunately, the characters are much less likeable than the characters in those other books because they are shallow, shallow, shallow. It was predictable and not even funny in the smallest bit. This is a savvy and viciously funny trip into a glittery, glitzy world we sure wouldn’t want to live in—but by which we’re more than happy to be vicariously consumed for the length of a book.
Thought it’d be a fun beach read. It is simply that it is so horribly empty, a bilious swirl of superficial characters and sickly values. One wishes Sykes had abandoned chick lit conventions and bared her Nars Candy Darling-varnished nails with an all-out Tom Wolfe -style satire. Turns out Charlie is the Earl. The story is a little bit on the shallow side, which I like for relaxing, because you don’t get to think much.
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Fourth book read in my “gal about town” novels in NYC. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. She almost an anxiety attack planning her book club and in the end, they all just wanted the attention of the poor professor Henry. I like chick-lit in general and am always up for a laugh. Absolutely everyone wants to be one, but it’s actually tres difficult. Jul 19, Kate VerbVixen rated it really liked it. Bergdorf Blondes reminded me of the first Chick-lit books I ever read, Tiffany Trott and Minty Malone and Come Together and all those other British classics, only it had the all-too-wonderful extra ingredient, New York!
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I wish she would write more books like this. There are countless rose-bedecked plu functions, trips to Paris to stay in the Fritz that’s the Fucking Ritz, apparentlyinterludes with princes, overdoses, psychiatrists, Hollywood directors, and, as is bergdorff custom, true love conquering all, in that charming way it does.
I can see where people with more reasonable lifestyles and better heads on their shoulders might find t Bergdorf Blondes is the tale of ueber-rich young ladies in New York City trying to snag suitable mates.
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For another, she refers to oral sex as going to Brazil or, by way of witty variation, to Rio, a yucky reference to her extremely high-maintenance pudendum. But then I looked at her photograph again and I knew I was wrong. Sometimes it’s nice for things like this book to meet your expectations.
Return to Book Page. The author is a writer for a few major publications, so her writing was concise but filled with interesting details, and she had a strong voice telling the entire story our protagonist moi.
If your into fashion magazines, exspensive clothes, and hearing about what the stars do or how they live, then youll enjoy this and alot of the books bergdogf read Had it been written better or more precise without abbreviations, etc it wouldn’t have had that same personal quality. Well, she has her nose waxed, for one thing.
Bergdorf Blondes by Plum Sykes
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The only reason I finished it was because after I read the Frontier Airlines catering menu, this was the only reading material I had available. I think it may have been because my sister lent it to me when I asked her if I could borrow a book on my trip to Milwaukee last summer.
It was basically like Sex and the City but 10, times more vapid and pointless. A total waste of time. But this glimpse inside their glitzy world honestly made me feel better about my own decidedly unglamorous life, which isn’t nearly as vapid or pointless as theirs. I thought it was cute and it was woven in quite cleverly so as not to distract from the focus of the story on our main charater’s life. But what is Moi to do when her engagement falls apart?
Mindless, fun book the lets one escape into, from most vantage points, a completely ludicrous, unbelievable world. Sykes uses the device of a self-deceived, unreliable narrator a technique first made famous in English literature in The Canterbury Tales to satirize a self-absorbed, ignorant, and selfish culture. I don’t really want to discuss this book’s merits or lack thereof. Initially she believes that she’s found “The One” in the photographer Zack and the two become engaged, after which point Zack becomes emotionally abusive and unresponsive.
At this point I saw the absurdity the author was shooting for and began to enjoy the book. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.
Other than that it was a great quick read in my view and I thoroughly enjoyed it.