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The Best of Everything

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When Rona Jaffe's superb page-turner was first published in 1958, it changed contemporary fiction forever. Some readers were shocked, but millions more were electrified when they saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. Almost sixty years later, The Best of Everything remains touchingly--and sometimes hilariously--true to the personal and professional struggles women face in the city. There's Ivy League Caroline, who dreams of graduating from the typing pool to an editor's office; naive country girl April, who within months of hitting town reinvents herself as the woman every man wants on his arm; and Gregg, the free-spirited actress with a secret yearning for domesticity. Jaffe follows their adventures with intelligence, sympathy, and prose as sharp as a paper cut.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 437 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 362.87g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143035290
  • 9780143035299
  • 262,533

About Rona Jaffe

Rona Jaffe is the New York Times bestselling author of the internationally acclaimed novels The Road Taken, The Cousins, Family Secrets, and Five Women, as well as the classic bestsellers Class Reunion and The Best of Everything. She is the founder of the Rona Jaffe Foundation, which presents a national literary award to promising female writers.
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Review quote

A classic of its kind. The dialogue is real, the people are real. [It has] the shock of authenticity. ("Saturday Review")
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Rating details

3,939 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 23% (925)
4 40% (1,575)
3 27% (1,065)
2 8% (307)
1 2% (67)
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