Elements of Style
by Wendy Wasserstein;Cynthia Nixon (9780739333662)

Elements of Style

Wendy Wasserstein;Cynthia Nixon

Release Date: 18 April 2006
Format: CD
Category: Humorous
ISBN: 9780739333662
ISBN-10: 0739333666

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of the essay collection "Shiksa Goddess" ("Utterly delicious"--Judith Thurman), a dazzling debut novel, a comedy about New York's urban gentry living in a post-9/11 world--the arbiters of fashion and the doyennes of charity balls; about the rich and the nouveau rich(er), the glamorous and the desperate to be.
We meet Francesca Weissman, the Upper East Side pediatrician rated number one by "Manhattan" magazine, who takes us into the upper strata of privilege and aspiration (she's originally from Queens with a father in hosiery; life on the fringes of glittering New York is fine with her) . . . Samantha Acton, thoroughbred descendant of the Van Rensselaers and the Carnegies, who defines the social order in the great tradition of Mrs. Astor and Babe Paley . . . Judy Tremont from Modesto, California, daughter of a cop--her life's work, her obsession, is New York society and its richest families . . . Barry Santorini, Republican, moviemaker, winner of twelve Oscars, and his wife, the Italian supermarket heiress and former media rep for Giorgio Armani . . . and many more.
As "Elements of Style "opens out, we see a madcap mosaic of the social lives and mores of twenty-first century Manhattan--of romance, work, family, and friendship. Satiric, fierce, touching--and deliciously Wasserstein.
"Pure Wendy She effortlessly makes the leap from stage to page with a novel that is loving, compassionate, flat-out funny. Wendy loved the word 'scintillating, 'which is the best way to describe her stunning "Elements of Style.""
--John Guare
"Wasserstein gets the trappings and tribulations (of friendship and of romance) right, makingher depiction of the rich and fab trying to connect with one another witty and entertaining."
--"Publishers Weekly"
"Bold, nimble, and funny to its fingertips, "Elements of Style" is a delight, a triumph. A book that no self-respecting New Yorker should be without. Those cursed with the hell of multiple residences will self-evidently need several copies--and spares, for houseguests."
--Flora Fraser

"From the Hardcover edition."

AUD $49.95

 This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability.

Write a customer review of Elements of Style.

If you like this title please tell others:

tell others

post to your Facebook wall post on Twitter post on Digg recommend to Stumbleupon bookmark on Delicious RSS feed send to a friend

Australian BookShop
Australian Bookshop. Established 2003
Shopping Cart Customer Support

International Online Store
of Inspiration
we ship everywhere
Australia Post
Australia Wide