By Alexandra Lebenthal
Grand Central Publishing; August 9, 2010
What the publisher says about The Recessionistas -
It's the day after Labor Day, 2008, and the elite universe of New York's Upper East Side is about to unravel along with the economy. Socialite Grigsby Somerset is barely aware of her changing world, and has no idea her investment banker husband Blake is about to enter into a devil's bargain with hedge fund owner John Cutter. As autumn unfolds, Grigsby's fairytale life starts to unwind. Street-smart Renee Parker has been hired as John's executive assistant and is convinced that something is amiss with her new boss.
After reading the description, I thought "The Recessionistas" sounded like a great, fun summer read so I requested a review copy and the publisher kindly provided one for me to read.
I tend to like the "chick lit" genre for light reading and gave this book three tries over the course of two months. Sadly, I was not able to finish the book. Sometimes it's not the right book for me or the right time for me to read a particular book. While I know there are many readers who enjoyed the book, it's just too...superficial. I know that's the point of some books, but this one seemed over the top, and it lacked characters in circumstances that I cared enough about to be involved with and to finish reading the book.
Source: This book was provided to me by the publisher at my request and in no way affected my review.