I think it may have been because my sister lent it to me when I asked her if I could borrow a book on my trip to Milwaukee last summer. She specifically warned me in advance that it was really stupid, but secretly a fun read in a guilty pleasure sort of way. Most people would probably say at this point, "What were you expecting, Camus? It was basically like Sex and the City but 10, times more vapid and pointless. Instead I finished it.
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Sykes has described herself as a "painfully shy" child with mousey brown hair and goofy teeth. In she went up to Worcester College, Oxford , where she graduated in modern history.
The effects of this left her impecunious for a while and she received assistance from Worcester to remain at the college. Vogue[ edit ] In , Sykes became a fashion assistant at British Vogue. In , Sykes became a contributing editor on fashion for American Vogue, of which Anna Wintour , also British, had been editor-in-chief since Sykes soon became a familiar figure on the New York social scene, being frequently described as an " It girl ".
Men want women to be sexy. It took its title from the Bergdorf Goodman store in Upper Manhattan , founded at the end of the 19th century. Others remarked that the story was no less than the kind of offensive vapid claptrap you would expect from a dead-eyed rich girl. In the late s the Sykes sisters were sometimes described as the "twin set". Sykes later joked, with reference to the heiresses Paris and Nicky Hilton , that "Lucy and I were Paris and Nicky without the sextape"  an allusion to the sex tape featuring Paris Hilton and a former boyfriend that had been posted on the internet in Anxiety disorder[ edit ] In the April issue of Vogue , Sykes writes of her three-year struggle with anxiety disorder and agoraphobia after the birth of her children, a condition which rendered her unable to work or to maintain her social life or passion for horse riding.
Sykes admitted "I had visited doctors and consultants and had tests, procedures and scans, but no one could tell me what was wrong I felt terrified, mentally and physically I was jelly. I was afraid to do anything. Sykes attended an anxiety recovery programme developed by anxiety expert, Charles Linden, which she cites as the solution that returned her to working for American Vogue and a full and active social life.
Synopsis[ edit ] The book follows an unnamed young socialite living in New York as she interacts with her best friend Julie and tries to find a successful romantic relationship. Despite her best attempts to salvage the relationship, the protagonist is dumped by Zack. Not only does this harm her social standing, but the protagonist is psychologically devastated by the end of the relationship and becomes anorexic as a result. The protagonist goes through several terrible relationships with married men she was told that they were single or separated and finds herself drawn to and irritated by the filmmaker Charlie, who has started dating her friend Julie. Since the friendship is gone, the protagonist decides to see Charlie again that night, as he had invited her to return for dinner.
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