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An Object of Beauty: A Novel
by Steve Martin

Published: 2010-11-23
Kindle Edition : 304 pages
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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 ...
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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.

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It is light, beach reading, and fast
by Karla (see profile) 06/02/11

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  "Quick and interesting read"by claudiakane (see profile) 04/22/13

Interesting but quick read about the New York art world. Our book club enjoyed it and had a lively discussion comparing it in part to Tom Wolfe who we had just read - both sarcastic views.

 
  "An Object of Beauty"by robinpranga (see profile) 06/03/11

Sadly though I felt this book was very well written and I learned a lot about the world of art, I can't recommend it. I couldn't get invested in the main character so really didn't care what she did or... (read more)

 
  "Steve Martin's expertise"by Karla (see profile) 06/02/11

Steve Martin's expertise about art is interesting, but I didn't really get the point other than an ambitious young lady crosses the line of ethics and behavior.

 
  "Absorbing & Artfully Written New York Story"by zodejodie4 (see profile) 05/29/11

There's something really wonderful about sitting down with a Steve Martin book, ok there are several really wonderful things about it. It's always pleasantly surprising what you take away from his work.... (read more)

 
  "Interesting material, some parts a bit slow"by tonigiles (see profile) 05/25/11

Overall I thought it was an intersting book. Never learned so much about Art. Some parts were a bit slow, but overall not a bad read, very different than I expected.

 
  "Object of Beauty - just an OK read"by RideRead (see profile) 05/19/11

Nice story. Not great literature. Interesting insights into the art world.

 
  "Art book"by christineremy (see profile) 05/19/11

Interesting as a history of the 90s art world but not very well written.

 
  "An Object of Beauty"by llcravens (see profile) 05/16/11

The book was interesting in that it provided insight into the art world and the New York beat. However, I thought it was anticlimatic and seemed to drag in places. A couple of spots seemed to be building... (read more)

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