Editor's Note: David Sedaris fan? Well, here's a book that is right up your alley. Full of witty satire, it will have you laughing at the absurdity of high society!
This book is wicked funny. The perfect book to read when flying from New York to Palm Beach!
Book Description: In OLIVER BOOTH AND THE EVIL SOCIALITE, Oliver Booth, the man readers love to hate, is back! In this hilarious sequel to the award-winning novel The Misadventures of Oliver Booth: Life in the Lap of Luxury, Oliver’s quest for fame and fortune leads him into the world of high-end real estate, where he becomes embroiled in a battle with a socialite who is not all that she appears to be. It’s a fast and funny satire you won’t want to miss.
Fans of Evelyn Waugh, David Sedaris, and John Kennedy Toole will love OLIVER BOOTH AND THE EVIL SOCIALITE.
Author's Inspiration: I live in Palm Beach and I'm exposed to people with too much money and too much free time on a regular basis. I write my novels and my newspaper column in the Palm Beach Daily News to have a bit of fun with those people, but also to keep a bit of distance from their world, and I know I'm never going to run out of material!
Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: Nathan Lane
From the Book: Oliver Booth was not a professional parking valet, certainly not at his age. He also dabbled in the sale of antiques, although lately his role in that field had been limited to that of a deliveryman. Some months previously, he had attempted to defraud a certain Margaret Van Buren, the wealthy doyenne of Palm Beach society. Because of his status as the manager of an antique shop in town, Mrs. Van Buren had sent Oliver to Paris along with Bernard Dauphin, a young Frenchman who worked as a waiter at the Morningwood Club, to shop for furniture for her guest house at the Marché aux Puces. With Bernard's help, Mrs. Van Buren had uncovered Oliver's scheme to inflate the prices of the goods that had been purchased and thus his presumed commission and she had threatened to turn him in to the police unless he made reparations. Much to Oliver's chagrin, he had been required to cede control of the antique shop to Mrs. Van Buren and pay back all of the costs of his ill-fated trip.
This book is free 5/23-12/31.