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2.56 out of 52.56 out of 52.56 out of 52.56 out of 52.56 out of 5 2.56 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carrie Karasyov, Jill Kargman Narrator: Bernadette Dunne, Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2004 ISBN: 9780739312056
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The Right Address sears through the upper crust of New York’s glittering Park Avenue scene to dish the dirt on the ladies who lunch, the gents who club, and the desperate climbers who will stop at nothing to join the backstabbing, champagne-sipping, socialite-eat-socialite stratosphere.

When Melanie Sartomsky, wily Floridian flight attendant, snares billionaire divorcée Arthur “the coffin king” Korn, she is catapulted into the crème de la crème of Park Avenue society, where hiring the wrong decorator is tantamount to social suicide, and where, if you’re anyone, your personal assistant has a personal assistant. But Melanie quickly discovers that in the world of the rich and idle, malicious gossip is as de rigeur as owning twenty pairs of Manolo Blahniks. And despite her frenzied plunge into the charity circuit and the right dinner reservations, her neighbors are Givenchy-clad vultures who see her as nothing more than a reinvented trailer trollop. To make matters worse, when a snide society-rag journalist rakes her over the coals, Melanie’s reputation is toast.

Meanwhile, Melanie is not the only billionaire in the neighborhood coming unhinged. Kleptomania, adultery, plagiarism, and a grisly Harlem sex murder are just a few of the secrets swirling under the pedigreed patina of furs and emeralds on Park Avenue.

Authors Jill Kargman and Carrie Karasyov know a thing or two about their subject matter. They met at the Upper East Side’s chic Spence School and claim that The Right Address is inspired by “the insane socialites we’ve eavesdropped on our entire lives.” Meow.

So kick off your Jimmy Choos, crack open the Veuve Clicquot, and get ready for a rollicking, unforgettable tour of the richer-and-bitchier-than-thou set.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Offers playful insight into a world … as catty as it is rarefied. Vogue
  • A winning novel … If you love soiety, scandal, and stories about the rich and the richer, look no further. Bookreporter.com
  • It’s impossible to resist the charms of this modern Manhattan fairy tale. People

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JennS | 2/18/2014

    " Perfect for the chick-lit phase I am in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roxy | 2/16/2014

    " The end was better than the beginning. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dru | 2/13/2014

    " I picked up this book hoping for a fun chick lit to kick back with. Instead after 30 pages, I kicked it to the curb (okay not literally). But it felt so superficial and I just couldn't bring myself to keep on reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 michelle | 2/10/2014

    " I didn't really like this book too much, but read the whole thing anyway. I was rooting for Melanie, a "common" girl who married rich and struggled to fit in with New York's socialites. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lauren | 2/6/2014

    " I found a few reviews that claimed this was an easy and fun summer read which was exactly what I was in the mood for... Unfortunately I found this book to be lacking a plot and any likable characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa | 2/5/2014

    " More good "chic lit" about NYC! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/2/2014

    " A really fun read, like Dominick Dunne's early books, without all the name-dropping. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julianne | 1/19/2014

    " This is how I would feel if I married into New York society. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendie | 1/5/2014

    " At first I thought this was just going to be a book about rich people complaining about their lives, back-biting each other, and going to chic parties, but it turned out to have some twists. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah Wilczek | 12/31/2013

    " Was looking for a "chic-lit" book. I had read Wolves in Chic Clothing by the same author a few years ago and liked it, but this book was hard to get into until the last 50 pages or so. I found the book rather annoying for the most part. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephenie | 12/16/2013

    " Even though I read the whole thing, it wasn't worth my time. Typical story of the ultra-rich NYC society. Pretty predictable. If you want a mindless read...then it's totally worth your time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvie | 12/8/2013

    " An entertaining tale about NY's social climbers and the truly b*tchier than thou. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna Jones | 12/7/2013

    " Got it as an audiobook for $2 so can't complain. It got a little tiring and irritating to hear the socialites gossip on and on and care so much about things that don't matter & little about what does, but all and all it was ok. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adele Goetz | 12/5/2013

    " This aspires to be a Dominick Dunne dishing about NY society and it doesn't quite get there, but it wasn't bad for a beach read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 6/20/2013

    " Just finished reading this one. I could not get into the story line. It took me months to read. I read several other books while reading this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karyn | 3/12/2013

    " Ah, the dual-authored work of fiction. I have no idea what this book is about, but I didn't say I disliked it when I annotated my yearly reading list back in 2004, so I guess I'm leaving it with two stars here... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Abby | 9/3/2012

    " This book is offensive and mean-spirited! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Staci | 6/22/2012

    " A light fun quick read... :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/27/2012

    " It was an ARC, it was a quick read and it was kinda enjoyable. I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to read it. But it was sitting on my shelf when I had a lull so... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 5/9/2012

    " Another lets stop doing dishes and read all day book for me:) !!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kara | 4/5/2012

    " Definitely top 5 worst books I've ever read. I kept hoping it would get better, but it unfortunately never did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/21/2012

    " Wasn't sure at first about this NY society book, but it had some surprising twists at the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie H. | 12/20/2011

    " Melanie is decidedly unsympathetic, and now I understand why the label for this genre is "Gossip Lit." This doesn't pack the punch of The Nanny Diaries becaue there's no kid (or children in the grand scheme of things) to care about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/2/2011

    " It was okay.. I finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delaine | 11/11/2011

    " This book was fabulous! It was a lot like The Real Housewives of New York, only more sinister and much, much better. While there is a good plot, it's the snappy dialogue and hilariously spoiled characters that make this book so great. It's a really fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Carlson | 8/13/2011

    " Really cute book. Easy, quick read and very entertaining! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sheree | 7/10/2011

    " Someone told me this was a good "summer read", which interested me, having recently read 3 very long novels. I hated it. Catty women complain and back-stab page after page. Really brought me down. Had to go for a long walk in the woods and spend time with my loved ones to recover! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liana | 6/28/2011

    " Overprivileged folk, with a relatable main character who has some not-so-desirable roots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 6/27/2011

    " Easy read. Enough twists to keep it interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 6/5/2011

    " I listened to this as an audiobook. I enjoyed Bernadette Dunn's interpretations of how the characters' voices sounded. It was easy, enjoyable listen. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Allison | 4/15/2011

    " I had high hopes for this book because I really liked Wolves in Chic Clothing, but I couldn't even finish this it was so bad! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dru | 4/8/2011

    " I picked up this book hoping for a fun chick lit to kick back with. Instead after 30 pages, I kicked it to the curb (okay not literally). But it felt so superficial and I just couldn't bring myself to keep on reading it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 2/28/2011

    " It was an ARC, it was a quick read and it was kinda enjoyable. I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to read it. But it was sitting on my shelf when I had a lull so... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 2/28/2010

    " So far it is slow going, but I've heard that it gets better.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 1/28/2010

    " I read this about a month ago, and had to re-read the plot summary to remember what the book was about.
    It's THAT forgettable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candice | 12/25/2009

    " It was a fun, light and quick read. Do not buy it if you're looking for a serious and intelligent novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 10/30/2009

    " Easy read. Enough twists to keep it interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grayson | 10/23/2009

    " I finished it in 1 day. I thought it was great. Along the same lines of a typical chick lit but with a great message to it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 10/1/2009

    " Really cute book. Easy, quick read and very entertaining! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 8/2/2009

    " Wasn't sure at first about this NY society book, but it had some surprising twists at the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 3/31/2009

    " I've read a lot of these New York centered books and this one was pretty cute and not bad...=) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Staci | 3/17/2009

    " A light fun quick read... :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 3/13/2009

    " Just finished reading this one. I could not get into the story line. It took me months to read. I read several other books while reading this one. "

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About the Author

Carrie Karasyov is the coauthor of The Right Address and Wolves in Chic Clothing. After spending several years in Santa Monica, California, she’s back in her native New York City along with her husband and two sons.

About the Narrators

Bernadette Dunne is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn.

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned fifty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.