A hilarious and deliciously scathing sendup of motherhood as practiced in the upper echelons of Manhattan society, from the coauthor of The Right Address and Wolves in Chic Clothing.The mothers on Manhattan’s chic Upper East Side are highly educated, extremely wealthy, and very competitive. They throw themselves and all of their energy and resources into fulltime child rearing, turning their kids into the unwitting pawns in a game where success is measured in precocious achievements, jampacked schedules, and elite privateschool pedigrees.Hannah Allen has recently moved to the neighborhood with her New York City–bred investment banker husband and their twoyearold daughter, Violet. She’s immediately inundated by an outpouring of advice from her notsowellintentioned new friends and her overbearing, socially conscious motherinlaw, who coach her on matters ranging from where to buy the musthave $300 baby dress to how to get into the only preprepreschool that counts. Despite her better instincts and common sense, Hannah soon finds herself caught up in the competitive whirl of highstakes mothering.
"A cheeky tale for recession-era romantics," (More) from a bestselling author The year is 2006 and Holly Talbott is married to the founder of Comer Capital at the apex of excess on Wall street. Sure, Holly loves being a stay-at-home mom and keeping house accounts at all the best places, but there are some downsides to being Mrs. Hedgefund. Even botox can't beautify her motherÂin-law's withering stares, and her husband, Tim, is away so often it feels like she's single again. So when it turns out that not all of Tim's trips have been for business, the newly minted divorcée ventures beyond the Upper East Side and finds that sometimes exes have all the fun.
Impeccably rendered with wit and style, The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund is an old-fashioned love story and a celebration of New York-in any economy.
A long-time reluctant mistress to a philandering art tycoon leaves her glamorous world to reclaim the dreams of her early years and finds herself embroiled in a heated love affair with a younger man, a relationship that is tested by the return of a former flame. By the author of