1 OF MY 101 in 1001
One of the items on the list of 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days that I started in May is to read one book per month. In May it was Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, in June: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley, in July, The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin, and this month I’m reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon. I love a good novel, so I’m stoked about the advance copy of EVERYBODY RISE, by Stephanie Clifford, that I received. I’m also stoked about the weekend getaway prize pack giveaway I’m hosting, which includes a copy of the novel. Keep reading to enter to win!
CHOSEN AS ONE OF SUMMER’S BEST BOOKS
EVERYBODY RISE has been chosen as one of Summer’s Best Books by People Magazine, featured in Time Magazine’s Summer Reading List, Entertainment Weekly’s Summer Must List, and Good Housekeeping’s Beach Reads feature. M-A-J-O-R best-selling authors have also endorsed the novel.
“A superb debut. Everybody Rise is a 21st century version of a grand 19th-century novel–a smart, moving tale of class, ambition, and identity.”
“A masterful tale of social climbing and entrenched class distinctions, as seen through the eyes of an outsider who desperately wants in. Tense, hilarious, and bursting with gorgeous language. Stephanie Clifford is a 21st-century Edith Wharton.”
–J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of The Engagements and Maine
“Full of ambition and grit. Clifford provides sharp-eyed access to a moneyed world and its glamorous inhabitants.”
–Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers
A WEEKEND GETAWAY PRIZE PACK
To celebrate today’s release of EVERYBODY RISE (available HERE), I’m giving away (1) weekend getaway prize pack, which contains a copy of Everybody Rise and a weekender bag. The winner will be auto-generated at midnight on Sunday August 2nd. Login to enter below and good luck!
Now, if you’d like to know more about the novel’s plot, here is the official summary. I never want to know anything about a book, except that it’s recommended, and I won’t even read the back cover–true story. “It’s 2006 in the Manhattan of the young and glamorous. Money and class are colliding in a city that is about to go over a financial precipice and take much of the country with it. At 26, bright, funny and socially anxious Evelyn Beegan is determined to carve her own path in life and free herself from the influence of her social-climbing mother, who propelled her through prep school and onto the Upper East Side. Evelyn has long felt like an outsider to her privileged peers, but when she gets a job at a social network aimed at the elite, she’s forced to embrace them. Recruiting new members for the site, Evelyn steps into a promised land of Adirondack camps, Newport cottages and Southampton clubs thick with socialites and Wall Streeters. Despite herself, Evelyn finds the lure of belonging intoxicating, and starts trying to pass as old money herself. When her father, a crusading class-action lawyer, is indicted for bribery, Evelyn must contend with her own family’s downfall as she keeps up appearances in her new life, grasping with increasing desperation as the ground underneath her begins to give way. Bracing, hilarious and often poignant, Stephanie Clifford’s debut offers a thoroughly modern take on classic American themes – money, ambition, family, friendship – and on the universal longing to fit in.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stephanie Clifford is a Loeb-award winning reporter at the New York Times, where she currently covers Brooklyn courts. She joined the Times in 2008 from Inc. magazine, where she was a senior writer. Stephanie grew up in Seattle and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son and two cats. EVERYBODY RISE is her first book.
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