An irresistible tale about what happens when a girl on the fringe enters the realm of New York’s chic, party-hopping elite
When twenty-seven-year-old Bette Robinson quits her Manhattan banking job like the impulsive girl she’s never been, she knows she won’t miss the eighty-hour workweeks, her claustrophobic cubicle or her revolting boss’s Quotes of the Day. But she does miss her best friend, Penelope. And soon the novelty of getting “out and about” by walking her four-pound dog around her unglamorous Murray Hill
neighborhood wears as thin as the constant “What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?” phone calls from her parents.
Then Bette meets Kelly, head of Manhattan’s hottest PR and events planning firm, and suddenly she has a brand-new job where the primary requirement is to see and be seen.
The work at Kelly & Company takes Bette inside the VIP rooms of the city’s most exclusive nightclubs to parties crowded with celebrities and socialites. Bette
learns not to blink at the famous faces, the black Amex cards, the magnums of Cristal, or the ruthless paparazzi. Soon she’s dating an infamous playboy who’s great for her career but bad for her sanity—and scaring off the one decent guy she meets. Still, as her coworkers repeatedly point out, how can you complain about a job that pays you to party? Bette has to agree—until she begins appearing in a vicious new gossip column. That’s when Bette’s life on paper takes on a whole new meaning—and she learns the line between her person and profession lives is…invisible.