Madness Under the Royal Palms: Love and Death Behind the Gates of Palm Beach (Paperback)
Love and Death Behind the Gates of Palm Beach
Hyperion Books, 9781401310110, 368pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2009
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Praise For Madness Under the Royal Palms: Love and Death Behind the Gates of Palm Beach…
"Leamer, who's lived in Palm Beach since '94, knows his stuff. . . . Madness offers buckets of heart-warming Schadenfreude for all."
-The Washington Post
"Now, as unflinching as Dante, the irrepressible Laurence Leamer . . . has turned his attention to the society in which he luxuriates most winters. Social lepidopterist that he is, in the 300-plus pages of Madness Under the Royal Palms Leamer pins out that gaudy, conflicted community like cornered butterflies fluttering, hectic and doomed."
-St. Petersburg Times
"Leamer meticulously paints the kind of frenzied desire to belong to the club, literally and metaphorically, that led people to abandon most principles."