The Social Climber's Handbook

By Molly Jong-Fast
(Villard Books, Paperback, 9780345501899, 256pp.)

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

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HIGH SOCIETY CAN BE A KILLER.
 
Upper East Side socialite Daisy Greenbaum is accustomed to the finer things—designer clothes, summers in the Hamptons, elite private school educations for her daughters, and a staggeringly expensive Park Avenue apartment. But Daisy finds her well-heeled lifestyle on precarious footing after her husband, master of the universe Dick Greenbaum, learns about some shady dealings that threaten his position at The Bank.

Daisy refuses to allow her family to slip down the social ladder, so she devises a madcap plan: Anyone who jeopardizes her place at the top will simply have to be dispatched—six feet under. From Dick’s arrogant boss to his scheming former mistress to a pair of nosy bloggers, Daisy’s hit list is a who’s who of big names with even bigger secrets. But with the body count rising as the Dow Jones falls, can Daisy really get away with murder?




About the Author
MOLLY JONG-FAST is the twenty-six-year-old author of the novel "Normal Girl," which was published in 2000 by Villard and is currently being made into a feature film with a script by Bret Easton Ellis. She received an M.F.A. from Bennington. Her essays and articles have appeared in "The New York Times, W "magazine," Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Marie Claire, The Times "(London)," "British" Elle," and "Forward," For the last year she has documented her wedding in a column for "Modern Bride," She lives in New York City with her husband, her son, her dog, Godzuki, and Pete the cat. Her mom wrote "Fear of Flying," and her late grandpa wrote "Spartacus,"

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