Marcy Mallowitz has just been dumped -- big time! When she incorrectly answers her orthodontist boyfriend's $1.75 million Lifeline question on the top-rated television quiz show So You Want to Be Filthy Rich!, he ends their preengagement in front of twenty million people.
Thrust reluctantly into the national spotlight, America's newest sweetheart is now being courted by Oprah and hounded by the paparazzi. And soon everyone -- everyone -- knows her name, if only as the punch line to a Letterman Top Ten list. Wise, sparkling, and funny, Filthy Rich is a hilarious exploration of instant celebrity, as well as a delightful romp through one woman's startlingly and unexpectedly public life.