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Diary of a Yuppie

3.07  ·  Rating Details ·  56 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
In a day of yuppie Wall Street scandals making front page news, this stunning, penetrating tale of the rich and the powerful will reach an audience of millions. Optioned for a movie by New Century Productions.
Paperback, 215 pages
Published August 15th 1987 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1986)
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Leah Folsom
Dec 27, 2014 Leah Folsom rated it really liked it
"And just what is a journal? A novel with the narrator, 'I'? Henry James disapproved of these; he said that they limited the tale to what the narrator could observe. The greater drama, according to him, was to see the observer observing." Auchincloss clearly has literary wisdom- and a keen reader can learn a lot through his passive morals and casual story telling.

A favorite "passive moral" , quoted straight from the Ethelinda character, "In the great world, you must learn, there is no difference
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Feliks
Nov 18, 2014 Feliks rated it really liked it
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No idea why anyone in the review pages for this book, is panning it. They don't give a single decent reason as to why, I notice. I found it fabulous; much prefer Auchincloss over Updike or Roth. He knows how to pace a story. Its the only thing I believe I've read from him but boy, it sure sticks with you.
Jose
Jun 29, 2013 Jose rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book made me hate the fact that no matter how bad, I will always finish a book I start or movie I watch. This novel is absolutely horrible. It was as bad on page 1 as it was on page 215.
Jack
Jan 03, 2009 Jack rated it did not like it
A rare miss by this otherwise estimable author, a nasty shot at the rising capitalist class. Auchincloss' contempt for these parvenues ruins his outlook.
Virginia Albanese
Oct 11, 2010 Virginia Albanese rated it liked it
Interesting take of driven lawyer and effect on personal life. Hated the ending.
David Vanness
my copy LP 246 pages hardback.
Beth Shields-Szostak
Jun 22, 2010 Beth Shields-Szostak marked it as to-read
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Louis Stanton Auchincloss was an American novelist, historian, and essayist.

Among Auchincloss's best-known books are the multi-generational sagas The House of Five Talents, Portrait in Brownstone, and East Side Story. Other well-known novels include The Rector of Justin, the tale of a renowned headmaster of a school like Groton trying to deal with changing times, and The Embezzler, a look at white
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