- 9781436295260 The Ivy Chronicles (Karen Quinn)
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When turbocharged Park Avenue mom Ivy Ames finds she''s been downsized from her high-powered corporate job and her marriage, she swiftly realizes that she''s going to need a whole new way to support herself and her two private-school daughters. At first she does the obvious thing: she panics. Then she decides to put her years of marketing savvy to work and dreams up a brilliant new business - helping upscale New Yorkers get their little darlings into the most exclusive kindergartens in the city. Ivy enters a parent-eat-parent world where the egos are directly proportional to their owners? enormous incomes, peopled by her only-in-Manhattan clients, including: - Lilith Radmore-Stein, a newspaper mogul who is willing risk her entire empire in a demented effort to get her son admitted to Harvard Day - Omar Kutcher (?Kutcher the Butcher?), a cold-blooded mob boss who seeks Ivy''s counsel on whether to bump off or pay off the powers-that-be to get his ?little pistol? into the city''s best all-girls Catholic school - Stu Needleman, Ivy''s most obnoxious client, who threatens to ruin her if she won?t help his four-year-old unibrowed daughter cheat on her kindergarten entrance exam - Willow Bliss and Tiny Herrera, the biracial lesbian parents of an adopted wheelchair-bound black child who is the ?triple crown of diversity? that every school will covet From the backstabbers of corporate America to the leading toddlers of Fifth Avenue, The Ivy Chronicles is more than an insider''s look at this elite and utterly preposterous universe. It is also a tale of midlife reinvention and unexpected romance - for anyone who has ever lost what she holds dear and had to start over again. Karen Quinn, Books, Fiction and Literature, Ivy Chronicles Books>Fiction and Literature What begins as a business move born of pure financial desperation turns into a woman's quest to reinvent herself, and in the process expose the unbelievably preposterous underbelly of Manhattan's elite private school admissions process for five year olds.
Karen Quinn's The Ivy Chronicles is the amusing story of what happens when a New Yorker loses her job, her husband, and her ritzy Park Avenue pad and is forced to carve out a new niche for herself and her two private school-educated daughters. After transferring the girls to public school and renting a shabby-chic (at best) flat upstairs from a knicherie, Ivy Ames takes her billionaire friend Faith's advice and starts a consulting business to help privileged pre-schoolers get into the city's premier kindergartens. Light on substance yet heavy on laughs, Quinn does a reasonably successful job of following in the well-heeled footsteps of earlier gossip lit standouts such as The Nanny Diaries and The Devil Wears Prada. While Ivy's moral quandaries (is it really wrong to accept an alligator-skin Prada in exchange for securing a child's placement at a top "Baby Ivy") and often raunchy romances form the basis for this expos?, it is the toddlers' family stories that get the most laughs along the way. From Maria Kutcher, whose mob boss father is often referred to as "Kutcher the Butcher" to Winnie Weiner, a "nice Jewish girl from the Upper West Side" who becomes the African-American WaShaunte Washington in order to snag a "diversity" spot at the top schools, Quinn spares no one when it comes to exposing the habits of the rich and almost-famous. Yet even as Ivy begins to see the error of her snobbish ways, Quinn never quite lets her off the hook compl contemporary,humor,literature and fiction Literature & Fiction, Viking Adult
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2005, ISBN: 0670033812
Internationaler Buchtitel. In englischer Sprache. Verlag: VIKING, 342 Seiten, L=242mm, B=167mm, H=30mm, Gew.=558gr, [GR: I-FC - Fiction - General], Gebunden What begins as a business move born of pure financial desperation turns into a woman's quest to reinvent herself, and in the process expose the unbelievably preposterous underbelly of Manhattan's elite private school admissions process for five year olds.
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780670033812
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0670033812
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