Everyone Worth Knowing

  • by Lauren Weisberger
  • Narrated by Eliza Dushku
  • 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On paper, Bette Robinson's life is good. At 26, she's got a great deal on an apartment in Manhattan, and she's on target to become an associate at the prestigious investment bank where she works with her best friend. Her 80-hour workweeks might keep her from socializing or dating outside her office walls, but she's paying her dues on the well-trod path to wealth and happiness. So when Bette quits her job like the impulsive girl she's never been, she not only shocks her friends and family, she has no idea what to do next. For months, Bette gets out and about by walking her four-pound dog around her decidedly unglamorous Murray Hill neighborhood. Then she meets Kelly, head of Manhattan's hottest PR and events planning firm, and suddenly Bette 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. Bette learns not to blink at the famous faces, the black Amex cards, the magnums of Cristal, or the ruthless paparazzi. 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. Still, 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.

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What the Critics Say

"Weisberger has penned a comic novel that manages to rise to the upper echelons of the chick-lit genre." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Agonizing

Great Story... but the narration made me want to jump off a building. I will never, ever listen to an audiobook narrated by this girl again. It was awful. It was like listening to a Middle School Special Ed student reading the book. Her voice was insanely expressionless and annoying (I don't even have the vocabulary to express how much I hate her voice), but that wasn't all. She actually changed the meaning of some phrases by reading them incorrectly (read the phrase "threw away my Dead t-shirts," to sound as though she threw away t-shirts that were no longer living, rather than t-shirts that advertised the band, Grateful Dead), and she was actually unable to read some of the words! One example that stands out in my mind is when she said that a table "compromised" of a group of people, instead of reading the word "comprised." It was like she didn't even read the book before she entered the studio to read it aloud. Horrible. Buy the book and read it yourself... you will enjoy it so much more.
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- Susan

Ok story ... AWESOME narration.

It's Eliza Dushku's reading that makes this book. In another's voice the story and its heroine might have come off naive and implausible. But Eliza's reading is dead-on, making the listener feel like a friend is confiding in them. It's a fun book perfect for listening with a hot tea on a cold winter's day.
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- Ketchikan9

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2005
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio