Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday 56: Week 54 - The Recessionistas by Alexandra Lobenthal

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to Storytime with Tonya and Friends at
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

I've started Alexandra Lobenthal's The Recessionistas.  

The Recessionistas

Here's the blurb:
It's the day after Labor Day, 2008, and the elite universe of New York's Upper East Side is about to unravel along with the economy.  Socialite Grigsby Somerset is barely aware of her changing world and has no idea her investment banker husband, Blake, is about to enter into a devil's bargain with hedge fund owner John Cutter.  As autumn unfolds, Grigsby's fairytale life starts to unwind.  Street-smart Renee Parker has been hired as John's executive assistant and is convinced that something is amiss with her new boss.  Renee enlists her friend Sasha Silver, CEO of Silver Partners, to help her decipher what is happening.  They soon discover that John is nearly ruined, except for the assets he is hiding in the Cayman Islands from his wife, Mimi, and has concocted a scheme with Blake to redeem himself.  This tale of expulsion from a modern-day Garden of Eden captures what happens when economic decline spells ruin for Manhattan's pampered elite.

Here's my Friday 56:
"Amanda. What a surprise to see you as well. I am actually starting here today working for John Carter."


  1. Hi!
    This sounds intriguing. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  2. It sounds like an interesting book! I'll keep my eye out for more about it. I hope you enjoy reading it.

  3. How fascinating, and how timely!

    Here's mine: