Monday, January 4, 2010

Overnight Socialite, by Bridie Clark

Fun, frothy and fast retelling of Pygmalion, set in modern day Manhattan. Lucy Jo, fresh out of Minnesota, wants to sell flowers, oh, no, it's clothes. Wealthy anthropologist Wyatt has just broken up with yet another celebutante, when he makes a bet with his friend Tripp that he can turn just about anyone into NYC's latest it girl. You can see where it went from there.

It was fun, though, and I have an odd (and personally sappy and embarrassing) fondness for Bridie Clark, and as Pygmalion-retellings go, this was quite good! (Better than that awful movie She's All That, anyway!) One actually funny bit - instead of the rain in Spain thing and the extremely unlikely hurricanes in Hartford, Hereford, and Hampshire, she says "The snow in Aspen puts Gstaad's to shame" and "Didn't we meet in Capri last July?"

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