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Publisher's Summary

An instant New York Times best seller!
Chosen as one of Summer's Best Books by People magazine
Featured in Time magazine's Summer Reading
Entertainment Weekly's Summer Must List
Good Housekeeping Beach Reads Feature
"A witty tale about a high-society wannabe... Little is more delicious than watching an ambitious but tragically flawed protagonist brought down - especially in a designer cocktail dress." (The Washington Post)
Everyone yearns to belong, to be part of the "in crowd", but how far are you willing to go to be accepted? In the case of bright, funny, and socially ambitious Evelyn Beegan, the answer is much too far....
At 26, Evelyn is determined to carve her own path in life and free herself from the influence of her social-climbing mother, who propelled her through prep school and onto New York's glamorous Upper East Side. Evelyn has long felt like an outsider to her privileged peers, but when she gets a job at a social network aimed at the elite, she's forced to embrace them.
Recruiting new members for the site, Evelyn steps into a promised land of Adirondack camps, Newport cottages, and Southampton clubs thick with socialites and Wall Streeters. Despite herself, Evelyn finds the lure of belonging intoxicating and starts trying to pass as old money herself. When her father, a crusading class-action lawyer, is indicted for bribery, Evelyn must contend with her own family's downfall as she keeps up appearances in her new life, grasping with increasing desperation as the ground underneath her begins to give way.
©2015 Stephanie Clifford (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
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Critic Reviews

"...the performance is ferociously entertaining, and the intensity of Kellgren's reading propels the plot in a way that is well-nigh irresistible." ( AudioFile)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Nerdy Girl on 08-24-15

A cautionary tale

Entertaining story about a social climber who loses herself as she pursues what she thinks is a higher status. Even as it heads towards the inevitable conclusion, the story holds your interest. I thought the narrator did a good job of bringing all the characters to life.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tisa Garrison on 09-05-15

LOVE THE STORY, DISLIKE THE CHARACTERS

This book is masterfully crafted to expose the underside of East Coast society in early 2000's. No heroine, no arch enemy...but I couldn't stop listening. Awful people...but don't want to create a spoiler.

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9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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