Bergdorf Blondes

Paperback | August 19, 2014

byPlum Sykes

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For readers who adore Candace Bushnell, Tinsely Mortimer, and Lauren Weisberger comes New York Times bestselling author Plum Sykes’s sly and amusing satire—now back in print for its 10th anniversary in a gorgeous, eye-catching package, with a new foreword by the author.

Bergdorf Blondes are a thing, you know, a New York craze. Absolutely everyone wants to be one, but it’s très difficult. You wouldn’t believe the dedication it takes to be a gorgeous, flaxen haired, dermatologically perfect New York girl with a life that’s fabulous beyond belief. Honestly, it requires a level of commitment comparable to, say, learning Hebrew or quitting cigarettes.

But first, a little bit about moi. The gossips call me a champagne bubble of a girl. I’m fluent in French, intermittently. I gave up England for Princeton to my mother’s horror. By day, I write articles for a fashion magazine. By night, I’m on the prowl for the ultimate accessory a Bergdorf Blonde must have: an impossibly rich man with a very large diamond ring.

And of course, I’m fabulous.

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For readers who adore Candace Bushnell, Tinsely Mortimer, and Lauren Weisberger comes New York Times bestselling author Plum Sykes’s sly and amusing satire—now back in print for its 10th anniversary in a gorgeous, eye-catching package, with a new foreword by the author.Bergdorf Blondes are a thing, you know, a New York craze. Absolutel...

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The tenth anniversary edition of New York Times bestselling author Plum Sykes's timeless satireBergdorf Blondes are a thing, you know, a New York craze. Absolutely everyone wants to be one, but it's actually très difficult. You wouldn't believe the dedication it takes to be a gorgeous, flaxen-haired, dermatologically perfect New York g...

Plum Sykes was born in London and educated at Oxford. The author of the novelsBergdorf BlondesandThe Debutante Divorcéeand the Kindle Single memoirOxford Girl, she is a contributing editor atAmerican Vogue, where she writes about fashion, society, and Hollywood. She has also written forVanity Fair. She lives in the English countryside ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not my kind of book I have a huge love for some light fluffy reads and chick lit was one of my favourites to read when I was around 19, so I thought I'd give this a shot. I was sadly taken aback because this one was just too much for me. The social climbing, sample sale shopping, husband hunting and name dropping was all too reminiscent of the Upper East Side life and I pretty much hated it. I thought our main character "Moi" was going to have a huge character change in where she realizes how selfish and shallow she really was. There was a minor inkling of it when someone tells it to her face, but I didn't see much change in her. I found her to be wide-eyed and naive, pretty much wanting any guy who was good-looking or even gave her the time of day. I honestly can't believe the amount of acronyms she uses in the book. They do speak in another language and I felt really annoyed about all the name dropping that was given. Julie, her best friend wasn't any better. She almost an anxiety attack planning her book club and in the end, they all just wanted the attention of the poor professor Henry. It's just like Mean Girls, but with money and houses.The only character that had promise was Charlie and I liked him instantly from the start. I just didn't understand any of his attraction to Moi anyway so I figured in the end, he would be the rock that helped her. I always wondered how the fabulously wealthy really lived, and I'm safe to say that my judgement was correct. I know this is fiction, and I know this is exaggerated for the book, but I still can't believe some parts of this could be true. Who wrestles people for a coat? Overall, I would recommend passing on this chick lit book. It wasn't for me at all.
Date published: 2014-10-22