Windows Into Worth

What We Can't Put Down... Everybody Rise

"Your pearl earrings are rather worn down. They're starting to look like molars,"
Barbara Beegan said to her daughter, poking with a cocktail knife at a pate that
was so warmed by the sun that it was nearly the consistency of butter."
Everybody Rise, the debut novel for Stephanie Clifford, an award winning reporter at the New York Times, has received great acclaim. Compared to Edith Wharton's House of Mirth, the main character Evelyn Beegan tries to rationalize her privileged upbringing with that of her sights for the future. That is until she begins working at a social start-up aimed at the old money of Manhattan.

Evelyn is at first enthralled with weekends in the Adirondacks and the Hamptons, but the drama sets in when she tries to pass as old money herself. Read the novel to see how Evelyn finds herself in the midst of all this chaos.