Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Kim's Review : Everyone Worth Knowing
The cover of Everyone Worth Knowing touted the fact that is was written by the same author in almost the same font size as the title.
That should have warned me : Be wary when someone is trying too hard.
The theme here is vaguely similar to the original bestseller, Bette the main protagonist is sick of her job in banking, her boss and his daily inspirational emails with quotations. One day she quits her job in disgust and then spends the next couple of weeks vegetating in her house.
Her well known columnist uncle, Will uses his connections to get her a job at an up and coming boutique PR firm where partying hard is part of her job.
The rest of the book is a constant whine of how terrible Bette's life is and how she isn't happy with what she is doing but still keeps doing it anyway.
This book has none of the humor of the first, or something enlightening like a window into the fashion magazine industry that the first book provided.
This book just talks about the parties the PR folks attend where they drink, do drugs and have random hookups with barely any insight into the inner workings of the PR industry.
This book is a combination of gossip pages, Harlequin romances (which Bette incidentally favours and even has monthly book club meetings to discuss them) and poor me whining.
The book is barely passable as chicklit. Guys don't even bother starting to read it.
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