Embracing a Healthy Family: The Recessionistas Book Review & Five Book Giveaway 8/31

The Recessionistas Book Review & Five Book Giveaway 8/31

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The Recessionistas




Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition (August 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446563676
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446563673


Set the day after Labor Day in 2008, The Recessionistas by Alexandra Lebenthal is a book that made me think at first would be a good guide for anyone residing in the NYC area with a need for a preschool.  The author details a selection of schools for her daughter while ensuring the reader completely understood the magnitude of details required when selecting the school.  I found it to be too detailed for a novel but I understood the author's desire to portray each character's traits in a way to mesh all of them in this book about wealthy New Yorkers shocking catapult to every day life as most know it.


The author does a great job with her depiction of each character, such as Grigsby, from the rich mommy's club and the spouse that has to endure them.  This is a typical portrayal of women with too much money and a desire to succeed based off of their perceived peer requirements. It really made me not want to be any part of that materialistic world and made me appreciate my own average world better.  


The book does make an interesting read since it is timely to the meltdown of the financial district so it opens up a new view of how the meltdown impacted that world.  There is a common theme about greed and wealth alone of Wall Street whereas this novel shows the other side of those that were hit the hardest and how they came to grip with the situation.


I used to live near NYC and can attest to these moms so if you have ever wondered, this is the ideal book to get into the lives of the socialites!


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