by Sukey HowardJuly, 2004
More summer listening
Having grown up on the New York's exclusive Upper East Side, Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman, authors of The Right Address, know the territory and know how to slice into that insular upper crust, delightfully dissecting the designer-dressed doyennes who shop, lunch and gossip in a super-wealthy world of philanthropy and philandering. I'm not sure that I'd want to befriend any of the characters, including an exquisitely elegant kleptomaniac (only at the best stores, my dear) whose husband is dallying on the other side of the tracks and a desperate-to-belong new-girl-on-the-block (a Park Avenue block, of course), though it's lots of fun to watch them jump through their solid gold hoops (not Tiffany, darling, it's so common). Barbara Rosenblat, among the very best in the business, reads.