Author(s): Stephanie Clifford
Everybody wants to belong. It's 2006 in the Manhattan of the young and glamorous. At 26, bright, funny and socially anxious Evelyn Beegan is determined to free herself from the social-climbing mother who propelled her through prep school and on to the Upper East Side. Evelyn has long felt like an outsider to her privileged peers, but when she gets a job at social network site 'People Like Us', aimed at the elite, she befriends glamorous queen bee Camilla Rutherford and steps into a promised land of private schools, polo games, second homes and the society pages. Evelyn soon finds the lure of belonging intoxicating and starts trying to pass as old money herself. Her lies start small, but with her lawyer father being investigated by a grand jury, and with money and class colliding in a city that is about to go over a financial precipice, Evelyn's position on the rickety social ladder begins to shake. With every rise must there be a fall? In the bestselling tradition of social-climbing tales told by an outsider such as The Great Gatsby, The Devil Wears Prada, Prep and Gossip Girl, comes this extraordinary debut novel by Stephanie Clifford.
A juicy, scheme-filled update on Edith Wharton, and it's unputdownable. - LENA DUNHAM'S Lenny lifestyle newsletter A buzzy Tom-Wolfe-meets-Edith-Wharton novel of young Manhattan. - Hollywood Reporter Addictive: think Prep meets The Devil Wears Prada. - Good Housekeeping A Manhattan-set class satire with the bite to satisfy postrecession readers - TIME magazine An intoxicating blend of class, ambition and money - Entertainment Weekly A smart, moving tale of class, ambition and identity - Malcolm Gladwell An intriguing look at class distinctions and social climbing, Stephanie Clifford's debut is not to be missed. - InStyle A masterful tale of social climbing and entrenched class distinctions ... Tense, hilarious, and bursting with gorgeous language. Stephanie Clifford is a 21st century Edith Wharton - J. Courtney Sullivan
Stephanie Clifford is a Loeb Award-winning reporter at the NEW YORK TIMES. She grew up in Seattle and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, son and two cats. EVERYBODY RISE is her first novel. For the latest news from Stephanie, visit www.stephanieclifford.net, or follow her on Twitter.