on the shelf : an object of beauty

An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
ISBN-13: 9780446573658

Synopsis: "Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights--and, at times, the dark lows--of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today."

Review: Lacey Yeager is a brash and sexual young up-and-comer in the art world from the early 1990s to present day. The narrator of the story is her art writer friend, Daniel. Steve Martin can write, is all I can say. I really enjoyed the crap out of this book. Not only does the paperback feel like canvas, but the writing is wonderful. Straight forward. I love the personality that he gives Lacey, even though she's not really the narrator. She shines through all of her stumbles and triumphs, but always falls short. Why is that? She is a go-getter, that is for sure. Things end differently than one thinks they will. At least, it ended up differently than I thought it did. It made me think about the consequences of everything Lacey did. Every action had a reaction. I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I must certainly say: buy the book. You'll love the feel of the rough canvas in your hands every time you pick it up. Trust me. Unless you think that's weird. If so, then just buy the e-book, heh.

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