Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
Elements of Style - A Novel-logo

Elements of Style - A Novel

Wendy Wasserstein

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of the essay collection Shiksa Goddess ("Utterly delicious"-Judith Thurman), a dazzling debut novel, a comedy about New York's urban gentry living in a post-9/11 world-the arbiters of fashion and the doyennes of charity balls; about the rich and the nouveau rich(er), the glamorous and the desperate to be. We meet Francesca Weissman, the Upper East Side pediatrician rated number one by Manhattan magazine, who takes us into the upper strata of privilege and aspiration (she's originally from Queens with a father in hosiery; life on the fringes of glittering New York is fine with her) . . . Samantha Acton, thoroughbred descendant of the Van Rensselaers and the Carnegies, who defines the social order in the great tradition of Mrs. Astor and Babe Paley . . . Judy Tremont from Modesto, California, daughter of a cop-her life's work, her obsession, is New York society and its richest families . . . Barry Santorini, Republican, moviemaker, winner of twelve Oscars, and his wife, the Italian supermarket heiress and former media rep for Giorgio Armani . . . and many more. As Elements of Style opens out, we see a madcap mosaic of the social lives and mores of twenty-first century Manhattan-of romance, work, family, and friendship. Satiric, fierce, touching-and deliciously Wasserstein. "Pure Wendy! She effortlessly makes the leap from stage to page with a novel that is loving, compassionate, flat-out funny. Wendy loved the word 'scintillating,' which is the best way to describe her stunning Elements of Style." -John Guare "Wasserstein gets the trappings and tribulations (of friendship and of romance) right, making her depiction of the rich and fab trying to connect with one another witty and entertaining." -Publishers Weekly "Bold, nimble, and funny to its fingertips, Elements of Style is a delight, a triumph. A book that no self-respecting New Yorker should be without. Those cursed with the hell of multiple residences will self-evidently need several copies-and spare

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of the essay collection Shiksa Goddess ("Utterly delicious"-Judith Thurman), a dazzling debut novel, a comedy about New York's urban gentry living in a post-9/11 world-the arbiters of fashion and the doyennes of charity balls; about the rich and the nouveau rich(er), the glamorous and the desperate to be. We meet Francesca Weissman, the Upper East Side pediatrician rated number one by Manhattan magazine, who takes us into the upper strata of privilege and aspiration (she's originally from Queens with a father in hosiery; life on the fringes of glittering New York is fine with her) . . . Samantha Acton, thoroughbred descendant of the Van Rensselaers and the Carnegies, who defines the social order in the great tradition of Mrs. Astor and Babe Paley . . . Judy Tremont from Modesto, California, daughter of a cop-her life's work, her obsession, is New York society and its richest families . . . Barry Santorini, Republican, moviemaker, winner of twelve Oscars, and his wife, the Italian supermarket heiress and former media rep for Giorgio Armani . . . and many more. As Elements of Style opens out, we see a madcap mosaic of the social lives and mores of twenty-first century Manhattan-of romance, work, family, and friendship. Satiric, fierce, touching-and deliciously Wasserstein. "Pure Wendy! She effortlessly makes the leap from stage to page with a novel that is loving, compassionate, flat-out funny. Wendy loved the word 'scintillating,' which is the best way to describe her stunning Elements of Style." -John Guare "Wasserstein gets the trappings and tribulations (of friendship and of romance) right, making her depiction of the rich and fab trying to connect with one another witty and entertaining." -Publishers Weekly "Bold, nimble, and funny to its fingertips, Elements of Style is a delight, a triumph. A book that no self-respecting New Yorker should be without. Those cursed with the hell of multiple residences will self-evidently need several copies-and spare
More Information

Description:

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of the essay collection Shiksa Goddess ("Utterly delicious"-Judith Thurman), a dazzling debut novel, a comedy about New York's urban gentry living in a post-9/11 world-the arbiters of fashion and the doyennes of charity balls; about the rich and the nouveau rich(er), the glamorous and the desperate to be. We meet Francesca Weissman, the Upper East Side pediatrician rated number one by Manhattan magazine, who takes us into the upper strata of privilege and aspiration (she's originally from Queens with a father in hosiery; life on the fringes of glittering New York is fine with her) . . . Samantha Acton, thoroughbred descendant of the Van Rensselaers and the Carnegies, who defines the social order in the great tradition of Mrs. Astor and Babe Paley . . . Judy Tremont from Modesto, California, daughter of a cop-her life's work, her obsession, is New York society and its richest families . . . Barry Santorini, Republican, moviemaker, winner of twelve Oscars, and his wife, the Italian supermarket heiress and former media rep for Giorgio Armani . . . and many more. As Elements of Style opens out, we see a madcap mosaic of the social lives and mores of twenty-first century Manhattan-of romance, work, family, and friendship. Satiric, fierce, touching-and deliciously Wasserstein. "Pure Wendy! She effortlessly makes the leap from stage to page with a novel that is loving, compassionate, flat-out funny. Wendy loved the word 'scintillating,' which is the best way to describe her stunning Elements of Style." -John Guare "Wasserstein gets the trappings and tribulations (of friendship and of romance) right, making her depiction of the rich and fab trying to connect with one another witty and entertaining." -Publishers Weekly "Bold, nimble, and funny to its fingertips, Elements of Style is a delight, a triumph. A book that no self-respecting New Yorker should be without. Those cursed with the hell of multiple residences will self-evidently need several copies-and spare

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cynthia Nixon

Length:

6h 5m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:09


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:37


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:03


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:19


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:19


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:01


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:12


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:55


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:09


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:51


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:13


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:38


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:28


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:43


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:39


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:23


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:03


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:48


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:45


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:03


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:46


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:44


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:24


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:40


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:02


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:02


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:43


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:41


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:15


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:34


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:14


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:42


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:25


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

02:05


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:45