The Chocolate Money (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Chocolate Money The story of the daughter of a glamorous chocolate heiress who must navigate a complex landscape of wealth, sex, and decadence through a privileged childhood in Chicago and an East Coast prep school, with only her narcissistic mother to guide her.
- Published: 18 September 2012
- Format: Paperback 284 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780547840048 ISBN 10: 0547840047
- Sales rank: 102,161
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Full description for The Chocolate Money
As addictive, decadent and delicious as chocolate itself Set in 1980s Chicago and on the East Coast, this electric debut chronicles the relationship between an impossibly rich chocolate heiress, Babs Ballentyne, and her sensitive and bookish young daughter, Bettina. Babs plays by no one's rules: naked Christmas cards, lavish theme parties with lewd installations at her Lake Shore Drive penthouse, nocturnal visits from her married lover, who "admires her centerfold" while his wife sleeps at their nearby home. Bettina wants nothing more than to win her mother's affection and approval, both of which prove elusive. When she escapes to an elite New Hampshire prep school, Bettina finds that her unorthodox upbringing makes it difficult to fit in with her peers, one of whom happens to be the son of Babs's lover. As she struggles to forge an identity apart from her mother, Bettina walks a fine line between self-preservation and self-destruction. As funny as it is scandalous, "The Chocolate Money" is "Mommie Dearest," "Prep," and "50 Shades of Gray" all rolled into one compulsively readable book.