The Best Of Everything

Paperback | May 31, 2005

byRona Jaffe

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When Rona Jaffe’s superb page-turner was first published in 1958, it changed contemporary fiction forever. Some readers were shocked, but millions more were electrified when they saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. Almost sixty years later, The Best of Everything remains touchingly—and sometimes hilariously—true to the personal and professional struggles women face in the city. There’s Ivy League Caroline, who dreams of graduating from the typing pool to an editor’s office; naïve country girl April, who within months of hitting town reinvents herself as the woman every man wants on his arm; and Gregg, the free-spirited actress with a secret yearning for domesticity. Jaffe follows their adventures with intelligence, sympathy, and prose as sharp as a paper cut.

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When Rona Jaffe’s superb page-turner was first published in 1958, it changed contemporary fiction forever. Some readers were shocked, but millions more were electrified when they saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. Almost sixty years later, The Best of Everything remains touch...

Rona Jaffe is the New York Times bestselling author of the internationally acclaimed novels The Road Taken, The Cousins, Family Secrets, and Five Women, as well as the classic bestsellers Class Reunion and The Best of Everything. She is the founder of the Rona Jaffe Foundation, which presents a national literary award to promising fema...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.3 × 0.9 inPublished:May 31, 2005Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143035290

ISBN - 13:9780143035299

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! The book is about 3 girls, whom life brings together. They all have their own aspirations, and desires, and hopes, and various ways in acheiving it. I might have liked it because I feel close to those girls. The first time I read this book, I was much younger and I really enjoyed it, now I reread it in the new edition and it hasn't lost its charm for me. This book is as good a read for guys as for girls, it teaches you something about lives of young people, life, hope, love, etc. Very interesting, thought-provoking, a must read for all!
Date published: 2006-08-25

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A classic of its kind. The dialogue is real, the people are real. [It has] the shock of authenticity. (Saturday Review)