Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cheerful Money / Review

Author: Tad Friend
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company;
(September 21, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316003174
My Review:
How many ways can a reviewer say boring? I hoped this would be an exciting look into the elegant, distinguished, old-fashioned WASP lifestyle. I wanted to read, to experience, in some secondhand way, the glitter, the sparkle of the wealthy and socially elite. What I did get in this book was a lot of painfully boring stories, dry humor that I didn't think was funny or wasn't able to relate to, and affiliations that meant nothing to me. I wanted to love this book, but woe is me....I just didn't.
(Thank you to Hachette Book Group for my review copy.)


  1. That happens sometimes, doesn't it? And it's always sad when it does.

  2. Thanks for the review! I am well warned and will stay away!