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The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund: A Novel Paperback – April 27, 2010
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From Publishers Weekly
In the gilded age of a few months ago, hedge fund managers were the kings of ka-ching. Of course, now they're not, and there's a sparky frisson to Momzilla author Kargman's lively chronicle of a queen of ka-ching who ditches her hedge fund manager hubby. Hedge-fund wife Holly Talbott, 34, has forgone Botox and boob jobs and considers herself more J. Crew than J. Mendel. She also thinks she has a happy marriage despite her ferocious mother-in-law and the cattiness of keeping up with the yummy mummies of her son's schoolmates. But once she and best friend Kiki discover her husband's cheating ways, the knives come out: among other things, the tough pre-nup makes divorcing the ultra-rich hedgie trickier than she expects. Dating isn't much easier, but readers will know to hold out for the glowing happy ever after. Effervescent Holly's romp through wealthy Manhattan is a gleeful little bonbon. (Apr.)
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Kargman, the author of Momzillas (2007), returns with another skewering look at life in Manhattan’s elite classes, this time focusing on the ultra-rich hedge-fund set. Holly and Kiki Talbott are the wives of brothers who founded Comet Capital. Good-girl Holly is immersed in life as a stay-at-home mom, while her husband Tim jets around the globe. Meanwhile, wild-child Kiki, sick of the luncheon circuit and her emotionally unavailable husband, leaves Tim’s brother. When Holly discovers Tim is having an affair, she must navigate life as an ex–hedge-fund wife, too. Shunned by her former social circle, she begins a new job and embarks on a new relationship. Kargman ably describes a world of unimaginable extravagances, but the novel’s true heart is Holly and Kiki’s unwavering friendship. Readers will also appreciate an epilogue that addresses the current economic woes and gives the greedy hedge funders their comeuppance. --Aleksandra Walker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.