The Social Climber's Handbook, by Molly Jong-Fast

The Social Climber's Handbook


"Molly Jong-Fast’s new novel is a razor-sharp, hilarious account of the summer of 2008 seen through the eyes of my favorite serial murderess, Daisy Greenbaum, who’s only trying to keep home, hearth, and her Upper East Side social life intact. I ate up every word."
—Gigi Levangie Grazer, author of Queen Takes King 

"Deliciously wicked! Molly Jong-Fast's quick wit and keen eye make her the new queen of comedy. An irresistible read."
—Meg Cabot, author of Insatiable and the Princess Diaries series

“Molly Jong-Fast so skillfully conjures an American Psycho for the Bergdorf’s set that it leads one to wonder why more beautiful heads didn’t fall along with the Dow.”
—Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus, authors of The Nanny Diaries

"As addictive as Valrhona chocolate and every bit as delicious. Molly Jong-Fast's ability to inhabit such a wide range of high and low characters is nothing short of miraculous.  Jong-Fast's prose is hilarious, surprising and very smart. I absolutely loved this book."
—Julie Klam, author of You Had Me at Woof

"Molly Jong-Fast's slick, sophisticated romp through the Upper East Side 'haves' is a fast, funny and smart piece of fiction. Read this book!"
—Laura Zigman, author of Animal Husbandry

"Snortingly funny, astonishingly observant, The Social Climber's Handbook is the kind of blissfully entertaining novel I wish I could read every night."
—Caitlin Macy, author of Spoiled

"Mix two cups Jane Austen, a dash of Fran Lebowitz, a tablespoon of Tom Wolfe, and a pinch of Jonathan Swift; stir vigorously with Freddy Krueger’s bladed glove; set to simmer atop your Viking stove in your Park Avenue duplex, and you will begin to appreciate the delectable dish that is Molly Jong-Fast’s satire. Better yet? Just order in take-out and read this book."
—Deborah Copaken Kogan, author of Between Here and April and Shutterbabe

"Molly Jong-Fast is one of New York City’s funniest people, and with The Social Climber’s Handbook—a dark satire of Upper East Side manners, Wall Street crimes, and a little light serial murder—she really puts the dead into deadpan. Like its author, this book is shameless, tasteless and ruthless—and extremely good company."
—Rebecca Mead, author of One Perfect Day

"Edgy...Darkly comic take on the 'greed is good' shenanigans that led up to the recent financial apocalypse."
Kirkus Reviews

“Twisted fun…a campy bloodbath à la Patrick Bateman in Jimmy Choos.”
Publishers Weekly