The Misadventures of Oliver Booth: Life in the Lap of Luxury
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Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner (General Fiction/Novel & First Novel) Third Place Grand Prize (Fiction)
Best Book Award Winner (Best New Fiction)
Finalist, 2009 Benjamin Franklin Awards, Humor/Comedy/Satire category
Eric Hoffer Award Finalist (da Vinci Eye)
National Indie Excellence Award Finalist (Humor)
New York Book Festival Honorable Mention (Fiction)
Oliver Booth wants nothing more than to join the ranks of Palm Beach's high society. But with his arrogant personality, garish wardrobe, and incompetent stewardship of an antique shop filled with gaudy reproductions, he doesn't have a chance. Oliver's luck takes a turnabout when the society doyenne Margaret Van Buren sends him and his assistant, Bernard, to Paris on a shopping spree to furnish her new estate. What ensues is a series of hilarious, Voltaire-esque misadventures as Oliver bumbles his way through the milieu of the elite. A satirical look at the lengths some people will go to in order to enter the insular circle of the privileged, David's Desmond's novel is a witty glimpse into a world few of us know.
Praise for The Misadventures of Oliver Booth:
'David Desmond has written a hilarious tale based on his insider's knowledge of life in Palm Beach and Paris. It should be a big success.' --Donald Trump
'Can we talk? The Misadventures of Oliver Booth is filled with intimate details about the you-know-whos doing you-know-what in Palm Beach and Paris. You're going to love it! It's a fast and fun read.' --Joan Rivers
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