About the Book: Oliver Booth wants nothing more than to join the ranks of Palm Beach's high society. But with his arrogant personality, his garish wardrobe, and incompetent stewardship of an antique shop filled with gaudy reproductions, he doesn't have a chance. Oliver's luck takes a turnabout when the society doyenne Margaret Van Buren sends him and his assistant, Bernard, to Paris on a shopping spree to furnish her new estate. What ensues is a series of hilarious, Voltaire-esque misadventures as Oliver bumbles his way through the milieu of the elite. A satirical look at the lengths some people will go to enter the insular circle of the privileged, David Desmond's novel is a witty glimpse into a world few of us know.
My Review: After reading a couple of heavy books, I can honestly say I picked this book up at the right time. There's nothing particularly earth shattering here, but I did enjoy giggling several times throughout reading, as Oliver continued to prove how completely clueless he was about, well, just about everything.
So if you're looking for a book you can breeze through quickly and also get in a laugh or two, I do recommend this.
Now what was interesting to me is Donald Trump's endorsement. Seriously, I watched enough seasons of The Apprentice that I could hear his voice saying those exact words. :) In any case, I'm 3 for 3 this year so far...I've enjoyed everything I've read!