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Bergdorf Blondes: A Novel

3.26  ·  Rating details ·  26,235 Ratings  ·  1,310 Reviews
Plum Sykes burst on to the literary scene in 2004 with her beguiling debut novelintroducing readers to the glamorous world of PAPs (Park Avenue Princesses)and her loveable heroine, Moi, a 'champagne bubble of a girl' who became an instant hit with readers from coast to coast. 'Missing the gals from Sex and the City Bergdorf Blondes is the next best thing.'-USA Today
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Published April 18th 2006 by Hyperion (first published 2004)
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Anne
Dec 19, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
I'm not against chick lit. In fact, I indulge in them a lot of times --but this book was as stupid as stupid gets. It was predictable and not even funny in the smallest bit. The writing style is less than mediocre and it was a total waste of the 3 hours (that seemed more like an eternity) that i spent reading it.

If I didn't have the obsessive compulsive NEED to finish books I've started, I would never have finished this one. don't waste your time on this book. There are much more books out there
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Stephanie
Mar 07, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was nearly offensive in its wanton display of greed, vanity and superficiality. It's almost embarrassing to even admit I read it, but as a follower of Sykes' Vogue pieces, I felt I owed her a bit of literary loyalty. Big mistake.
This book, sadly, confirms all those horror stories you hear about "Park Avenue Princesses," and doesn't even have the decency to laugh at itself at any point. Sykes is a clever wordsmith, but the meat of this book leaves much to be desired....like actual cont
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Katie
Nov 09, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
To follow Keerthi's review: I also read this book thinking it would be as awesome as Plum Sykes' writing in Vogue, and was cruelly disappointed. In my defense, I was in high school, and therefore much more gullible.

What purports to be a 'peek into the elite' book - think Devil Wears Prada (which is, btws, an even more hateful book that should probably be burned and banned as it is an affront to even those of sub-human intelligence. Hell, single cell organisms probably wouldn't even be taken in b
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Michelle
Apr 08, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Idiots
I'm not sure why I even read this in the first place. I think it may have been because my sister lent it to me when I asked her if I could borrow a book on my trip to Milwaukee last summer. She specifically warned me in advance that it was really stupid, but secretly a fun read in a guilty pleasure sort of way. Most people would probably say at this point, "What were you expecting, Camus?" I don't know, I don't care, I HATED this book. It was basically like Sex and the City but 10,000 times more ...more
Melindam
This book is a literary equivalent of a shot in the head. It may hurt as hell for a short time, but you get conveniently stupefied right away & can't care about anything afterwards. Read this at your peril.

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Alexa
Sep 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
(Review was originally posted on Alexa Loves Books)

Bergdorf Blondes was a pleasant chick lit read that combined three of my favorite things - New York City, traveling to various exotic locations (including England) and a relatable protagonist who enjoyed shopping, beauty rituals and writing.

Though it took a while for me to actually get into the book, somewhere in between the fourth and fifth chapter, I was hooked. I think, surprisingly, what had me riveted was the way the book was written. The a
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Somi
Apr 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book yesterday. I couldn't stop once I started. I haven't read such a funny book in a long time. Bergdorf Blondes reminded me of the first Chick-lit books I ever read, Tiffany Trott and Minty Malone and Come Together and all those other British classics, only it had the all-too-wonderful extra ingredient, New York!

I loved every page! Park Avenue princesses with ridiculous concerns, who plot how to get the best out of a sample sale at Chanel, Front Row Girls, muses, waiting lists for
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Louise Green
Jul 26, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review, chick-lit, own
I know this is one of those books you're not supposed to like because it's so girly and fashion here shooes there. But I absolutely loved it! While reading it one got a feeling 'Bergdorf Blondes' was a mix of Lauren Weisberger meets Candace Bushnell. I had pretty low expectations on Plum Sykes, after reading some of the more well-known fashion-chick-lit books, but this was probably the best one I've read so far. Not only did I find myself laughing out loud at quite a few times, but this novel wa ...more
Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
A finished copy was provided by the agency for review.

I have a huge love for some light fluffy reads and chick lit was one of my favourites to read when I was around 19, so I thought I’d give this a shot. I was sadly taken aback because this one was just too much for me.

The social climbing, sample sale shopping, husband hunting and name dropping was all too reminiscent of the Upper East Side life and I pretty much hated it. I thought our main character “Moi” was going to have a huge character ch
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Brittany
Jun 25, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Recommended to Brittany by: Gillian
How I Came To Own This Book: Gillian bought it due to the hype surrounding the novel.

The Plot: The unnamed character (who goes by Moi) is your typical, irritating, self-obsessed upper East Sider in NYC on the hunt for a husband and all the other trivialities that make up 'that' type of woman's life - shopping, being seen, and looking great while doing it. Basically a very very fluffy slice of life from a woman who has been there...

The Good & The Bad: This is one of my least favourite books (
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