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Everyone Worth Knowing

Everyone Worth Knowing

Written by Lauren Weisberger

Narrated by Eliza Dushku


Everyone Worth Knowing

Written by Lauren Weisberger

Narrated by Eliza Dushku

ratings:
3.5/5 (29 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Released:
Oct 4, 2005
ISBN:
9780743552493
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Description

When twenty-seven-year-old Bette Robinson quits her Manhattan banking job, she knows she won't miss the eighty-hour workweeks, her claustrophobic cubicle or her revolting boss's Quotes of the Day.
Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR and events planning firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen.
The work at Kelly & Company takes Bette inside the VIP rooms of the city's most exclusive nightclubs, to parties crowded with celebrities and socialites. Soon she's dating an infamous playboy who's great for her career but bad for her sanity -- and scaring off the one decent guy she meets. As her coworkers repeatedly point out, how can you complain about a job that pays you to party? Bette has to agree -- until she begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column. That's when Bette's life on paper takes on a whole new meaning -- and she learns the line between her personal and professional lives is...invisible.
Released:
Oct 4, 2005
ISBN:
9780743552493
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

Lauren Weisberger is the author of The Devil Wears Prada, which spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists, and become a huge success as a film. Her other novels have also been bestsellers. She lives in Connecticut with her family.

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  • (4/5)
    I found The Devil Wears Prada to be a cliche at times. The story was not bad and moved along at a nice pace. I did love the characters, that was the best part of the whole book. The book is a good beach read. Not too demanding on the mind. Just easy and straight forward to read in one sitting.
  • (5/5)
    This is my favorite book by Lauren Weisberger. I felt she really developed the main character. It seemed to be an accurate portrayal of the fashion/PR industry (or at least, what I imagine it to be like). The book wasn't rushed and went through the necessary steps to develop the plot. I would definitely recommend this book and the author.
  • (5/5)
    This is my favorite book by Lauren Weisberger. I felt she really developed the main character. It seemed to be an accurate portrayal of the fashion/PR industry (or at least, what I imagine it to be like). The book wasn't rushed and went through the necessary steps to develop the plot. I would definitely recommend this book and the author.
  • (3/5)
    Fun mind candy - NOT as good a [The Devil Wears Prada]. There's some sloppy editing. And what happens to Michael? But it is entertaining, in an empty calorie kind of way .
  • (4/5)
    I don't remember much about this book (some of the "to be reviewed" pile is a few years old), but it's my type of thing, about a New York showbiz publicist. Let's see... (reading about the book) Bette's job revolves around partying with the jet set, and she's soon dating a rich playboy and the subject of gossip herself. It's a similar environment to The Devil Wears Prada, but I liked the first book more (and do remember it).
  • (3/5)
    Extremely predictable but entertaining fluff.
  • (4/5)
    I actually liked this book! I liked the Devil Wears Prada movie, but I wasnt sure about reading this book. It really kept me interested and reading. And it wasnt a super light read. It took me a while to get through and I really enjoyed it. The story was interesting and had little twists here and there and the characters were likable and funny. I would actually recommend this book if you dont totally hate chick lit! :)
  • (4/5)
    At first, I did judge this book by it's cover, but after reading the reviews decided to give it a shot. I could not put it down. Definitely a chick lit must read, especially if you dream of the city life and want to live vicariously through the characters!
  • (4/5)
    Liked it. The writing was a bit clunky at first but got better later. Set in NY, it's the story of a young woman who quits her soul-sucking finance job for a PR gig. She gets too wrapped up in the glamour of the industry, especially when a hot party boy singles her out at glitzy events and the attention is reported in a popular tabloid, and she gets awarded at work for being so connected. Of course she's also losing touch with her real friends and what really matters, all of which will get righted by end of the book.
  • (4/5)
    I liked the book but thought it wasn't as good as The Devil Wears Prada.
  • (4/5)
    Not nearly as good as The Devil Wears Prada, but still a worthwhile distraction from everyday life.
  • (4/5)
    I haven't read Devil Wears Prada yet so I didn't have any expectations when beginning to read this book. This turned out to be a typical chick lit book - a quick, fun easy read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Bette's adventures in the crazy busy PR world but felt that the characters could have been developed a little futher. The book tried to put too many storylines together and I'm still wondering what importance the romance novel book club had on the story. I'd recommend this for a ''beach read'.
  • (2/5)

    It’s is a typical ladies book with all the necessary ingredients thrown in…i.e. A bad boss- Boring Job- Need for change- Weight Issues- fussy parents- no love life- yearning for it-a best friend- the bad boy friend of the best friend – a heir – a normal drool worthy guy- love- found – lost – regained It’s the story of Bette. Hers is a normal life with a secure banking job and a lovely friend in Penople. Yes, her life is normal till the day Penople decides to get married to her long time beau and some turn of events here & there make Bette resign from her job (I envy the ease with which she leaves her job). A struggle here & there & a reference here & there land her up in an upcoming event management firm. Her life shifts into an express gear, from being a staid boring banker she is thrown on to a completely new platform where her work is to Know Everyone worth knowing -Attend Parties- Organize Parties- to know what is liked by a particular star- what is not liked by them – who are they dating – to look good. A chance encounter with Philip Wetson an heir & the most eligible bachelor in town makes Bette the talk of the town. She is incessantly followed by a mystery reporter who keeps printing bits & pieces about this so called romance making Bette, the new pin up girl of the Philip. Her boss loves this free publicity for the firm and therefore Bette can’t come out & deny the affair, So, our Bette is involved in an imaginary affair but she actually is not into it and she has to explain this to her conservative parents – her best friend – her uncle and Sammy. Who is Sammy? The bouncer at the disc – a chef in making – a typical tailor made for novel guy - drool worthy, our Bette has a crush on him but typically there are too much confusion to handle, issues to be cleared & misunderstandings to happen before the couple can think of coupling. What will happen to Bette? Whom will she finally date, Philip or Sammy. Will she be satisfied with her present job or will she look out for something meaningful? Will she be able to break through the web of deceit woven around her? Better read the book to know more.... It is a typical Chic-Lit book and at places more than one you feel it’s like Bridget Jones Diary but in totality it’s a fun read. Like a Yash Chopra movie you have all the masala ingredients thrown-in, in good measure so in few words it’s a time pass book to be read & forgotten. But the book does give us a glimpse behind the glamour of partying/ gossip/ and a so called glamorous job. It captures the hollowness of the so called high profile lives. And there is an innocence in the book which appeals big time. And yes, the best part about the book is the readers club which Bette has joined. She has a liking for hard core romantic novels and is ridiculed by everyone who knows her inkling towards them. A chance encounter with a member makes her join this club where all the members love reading these books. In this club they all meet monthly, discuss a pre decided novel and don’t make each other feel guilty that they are still into reading book which in general impression are for teenagers only. This part made me wish, I could attend one such readers club where I could discuss the books I have read, romantic or non-romantic, it will surely be fun knowing the point of view of others about the book, it would be fun to dissect the book…..I would recommend this book to all girls who love typical Romantic novels...This one will surely make you forget your kitchen, pending chores, that niggling feeling to clean the dust and most imoprtantly the book has a hero who is a dream cook...so atleast dream for sometime that Men can cook for you ;-)Trivia: While searching for the cover of the book I chanced upon Two covers, One which resembles that of Devil Wears Prada & another one (both pictures enclosed). My conclusion was that since the author is known for DWP the publishing house has tried to cash in on the popularity of DWP. However this cover is designed for Indian editions only.

  • (3/5)
    I was really looking forward to this one based on my enjoyment of The Devil Wears Prada. In this story, the main character seems to fall into the trap of riding the wave of circumstances and then whining about how unfair everything is and why does everything happen to her. I wasn't able to enjoy the main character in the beginning which made it harder to enjoy her later in the book when she seemed to have lost herself in the pursuit of success in her new career.In the end, the story comes to a satisfying resolution, which makes the book somewhat worth the while of reading it, but I found myself wishing that the rest of the story were as compelling as the ending was.
  • (3/5)
    I really enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada, and found this book to be far too similar but not half as good. The main character, Bette, was not as likeable as Andy in DWP but very similar things happened - she gets a job which involves mixing with the in-crowd and finds a "boyfriend", who happens to be a chef etc. It's pretty much the plot in-between DWP and her other book, Chasing Harry Winston. I don't think I'll read any more of her books now, unless she writes something totally different.
  • (3/5)
    Ok book about high society life in NY. Girl gets job in PR, how her life changes, write ups in tabloids, etc. This same author wrote the Devil wears Prada, so it sounds alot like the same book. It was a bit predictable. but fun. 8/28/06
  • (4/5)
    Good brain candy. I like to say "better than your average chick lit." Great to listen to in the car. Humorous, entertaining. Predictable, as all chick lit is.
  • (3/5)
    As the story of a normal, nice girl whose job turns her into a friend-neglecting workaholic, "Everyone Worth Knowing" is essentially "The Devil Wears Prada" set in a different place and without the psycho boss. This book was one of those crappy books that somehow manages to suck you in anyway. I knew what was going to happen long before the main characters did, yet somehow still wanted to keep reading. As "chicklit" goes this is pretty mediocre. Not the best example of its kind but certainly not the worst.
  • (4/5)
    This was a fun book to read about the social scene and how people get in the gossip columns.
  • (4/5)
    Very entertaining! I really enjoyed this book and it is the kind I could read again and again.
  • (4/5)
    Total chick-lit, guilty pleasure reading. Very much like The Devil Wears Prada, so if you liked that, here is more of the same.
  • (4/5)
    This is a fun, silly book about Bette Robinson, a young woman who walks away from her grind of an analyst job at a major nyc investment bank. She slacks and hangs out for awhile, before she scores another job in PR and enters the sleek world of all-night parties, fame, power, tastemakers, debuttantes, and celebrity babysitting. Like all the other books in this genre, Bette ignores her better balanced friends and family, to pursue her whirl of a job and claw her way up the social ladder.Naturally, an epiphany follows. And so forth . . . The plot is dull as mud. What makes the book fun to read is the insider's view of the decadence of this social milieu as well as the view into the psyches of the individuals caught up in this world.
  • (1/5)
    Not even worth reading, in my opinion. Lauren Weisberger might know about the fashion industry, but she doesn't know anything about writing books.
  • (2/5)
    After the popularity of "The Devil Wears Prada", i thought this book might be pretty good picking too. Boy, was i sooo wrong. Draggy, boring and lengthy (the whole story could've been told in half the length), it can't even be categorized as chick lit.Under-developed characters, over-lengthy descriptions and needless information (who really needs a description of Bette's old workplace?) weighing it down.Plot too much like "The Devil Wears Prada", and the main character is very unlikeable. this is probably stupid, but i also take beef at the fact that Weisberger named the male love interest "SAMMY". whatever.Not worth wasting your time/money/energy on.
  • (3/5)
    This is complete and total chick-lit. The only reason I picked up the audio recording is because Eliza Dushku was narrating. She does an all right job with a role she is not made for. Dushku is a hardass, with a potential for serious dramatic, and this fluff does not suit her. But her voice is still...total yum :)
  • (2/5)
    I had read a bunch of heavy books and decided it was time to read something light. Well, when I say light, I mean barely there at all. The book features a party planner who takes a new job in an extremely haphazard way. The book barely has any plot and instead throws out celebrity names left and right. This book is Devil Wears Prada, only ten times more dull. I read about 200 pages before deciding to take a break.
  • (2/5)
    Ug, I couldn't wait for this book to be over. Nothing was beleivable. I hate the characters. I would have never been friends with the main character. I wanted to slap her.
  • (4/5)
    Not as funny/witty/entertaining as The Devil Wears Prada, but a good second book. I found I got into it quickly, which is a plus. A solid second book, I'd say.