The ex-Mrs. Hedgefund


Author: Kargman, Jill

Title: The ex-Mrs. Hedgefund

Genre: Women’s lives & relationships/chick lit

Publication Date: 2009

Number of Pages: 304p

Geographical Setting: New York City, NY

Time Period: 2006

Series: (if applicable) N/A

Plot Summary:

In this witty, fast-paced tale of New York City’s rich and famous, Holly Talbott becomes disenchanted with her life among the elite Upper East Side society, comprised of über-rich hedgefund managers and their wives. Holly’s situation is further complicated when she discovers her husband’s infidelity and files for divorce. Holly and her ex-sister-in-law, Kiki, set out on an adventure in search of fun and romance in New York City in this entertaining and upbeat romp.

Subject Headings:

Divorced women; rich people; extramarital relations; dating (social customs); conflict in marriage; New York City


Romantic, fast-paced, witty, dialogue-filled, plot-centered, easy, familiar characters, racy, rich and famous, romp, domestic, exciting, steamy, urban, contemporary, detailed New York City setting, edgy, emotionally-charged, humorous, upbeat, vivid, candid, chatty, entertaining

3 Terms that best describe this book:

New York City, upbeat, romp

Similar Fiction Authors and Works:

Lauren Weisberger, Everyone Worth Knowing and Chasing Harry Winston, are novels about young, rich women having the time of their lives in New York City. These novels are exciting, fast-paced, candid and entertaining romps for chick-lit readers.

Holly Peterson, The Manny is a novel for readers who like fast-paced, New York City based, chick-lit novels about wealthy, Park Avenue women and trends.

Plum Sykes, The Debutante Divorcee is for fans of juicy, New York City’s Upper East Side-based chick-lit novels. Fast- paced, it is about divorced women who turn into high-society husband huntresses.

Similar Non-fiction Authors and Works:

Paul Weitz, Privilege, is the story of two Upper East Side brothers and how their lives change when their father is accused of insider trading.

Pamela Keech, The Curious Shopper’s Guide to New York City: inside Manhattan’s shopping districts is a guide to the different shopping districts in Manhattan and many stores in this book are mentioned in The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund.

Karen Covy, When Happily Ever After Ends: how to survive your divorce – emotionally, financially and legally presents divorce settlement options and strategies and dealing with a difficult ex-spouse.

Name: Natalie Ochockyj

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