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The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund: A Novel

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

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    great read

    The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund by Jill Kaangman
    Story about a woman whose husband grows up in a company and he
    learns to trade funds and be very good at it, so good he's able to
    hide them in his portfolio. She has a baby, Miles, and her best
    girlfriend are out one day when they see her husband making out
    with another female on the streets. He's not due home for another
    2 days so they ransack his office to find his hidden funds so they
    can take them and deposit them elsewhere. They used to attend
    charity events where they'd bid on 250,000 items and it was nothing
    to them.

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  • Posted June 30, 2009

    A good read

    I read her first book and loved it!!!!! This book is really really good. A must read!! She is a great writer.

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  • Posted April 30, 2009

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    Fun and timely, and you'll laugh out loud

    The Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund is partly an expose of the personal excesses practiced by the high end New York City financial set prior to the current economic crisis, partly the story a newly single mom finding her new self, all told in a beach-read type novel by Jill Kargman. The book had me alternately laughing out loud, chuckling under my breath and nodding in recognition. Though not exactly Jane Austen in a literary sense, it is similarly a keenly observed social comedy of its time and place, with main character/narrator whose head you can get inside as she navigates between the comfortable life she thought was happy and a new scary one that might really be happy, all the while trying to keep her son well-grounded. You don't need to be a New Yorker or know the financial world to enjoy this book, as Kargman explains a lot in both Holly's narrative and in the fun charts scattered throughout the book. Jill Kargman is great at skewering the rarified world of the Upper East Side of NYC that she knows best, but with humor and obvious fondness.

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  • Posted April 26, 2009

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE This book!

    I have to say that I picked up this book on my way home from work Friday night and could not put it down! I finished it Sunday morning and had to tell everyone about it! Jill does such a great job of creating a realistic story that allows you to escape and trandsend yourself into the book. I laughed, I cried and I laughed again. This book is for everyone and anyone, I highly reccomend it and cannot wait for the next book. My only dissapointment is I will have to wait a year - ugh (I watched an interview with Jill and she said she only writes one book a year)!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2009

    Simply the BEST!

    The ex mrs.hedgefund is a must read!

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