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The Season: The Secret Life of Palm Beach and America's Richest Society

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Zero rating ; silly, useless, waste of money, time

    HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT; reads like a tabloid story but a very disjointed, very poorly written one. Absolutely no substance or purpose to this book; no redeeming qualities at all. Boring!!!!!!!!!!! -10 rating but had to add 1star to get this to post. Expected book to include interesting history of PB, info and history of the wonderful architecture in the area, etc., but this would be too substantive for this product. Can't phathom what was the purpose in writing such a shallow, meaningless book unless Kessler, in the name of "research" (and in this case, research is far too lofty a term) just wanted to go to dinners and parties with wealthy characters most of whom don't work or seem to contribute much of value to Society. Did not finish book (skimmed through most of it hoping to find at least some substance and interesting parts, but found none. Will not read any books by Kessler, regardless of topic. Have never posted a review of a book, but feel so strongly about this worthless book that I hope to prevent someone else from wasting money .

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    Save your money for your next visit to Fla!

    I bought this to remund me of my trips across-the-bridge years ago. I remember reading of many of his referenced PBers and stepping into some of the spots as a non-PBer. Fun to know some of the extra details and money sources/connections. But as far as the writing and editing?? Strange, "Seamless narrative"? NOT ! He jumps around from one topic/tale to another in the next paragraph, poor storytelling. I bet any smart reporter or editor could have laid this out better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

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    Great book

    Great read for all the behind scenes info in Palm Beach. sure gives you a different perspective of how the "other" half lives. After reading this book, maybe it isn't so bad not living in Palm Beach.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2005

    A Decadent Bon-Bon of a Read

    I read the book a few yrs ago. I still remember it well. I never wanted the book to end. So many wicked and wonderful charactors; and they were real people. Kessler also did an excellent job of discussing the serious issue of anti-semitism. I think any Jew who moves here or supports this community, in any way -- after reading the book -- deserves a cattle-car ride! Kessler revealed lots about the social anthropology of everything from shopping for the right T shirts to the brutal admissions procedures of the country clubs. An oppulent read with some very dark & dusty closets in those Addison Misner Homes!

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