Diary of a South Beach Party Girl

Diary of a South Beach Party Girl

by Gwen Cooper
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Diary of a South Beach Party Girl by Gwen Cooper

South Beach in the late 1990s is a town of blink-and-you'll-miss-'em nightclubs populated by celebrities, models, mobsters, heiresses, drug dealers, drag queens, and fun seekers of all stripes. It's a place where the famous come to party like locals, the locals party like rock stars behind velvet ropes, and the press is savvy enough to know what not to report.

Rachel Baum is a sheltered, career-oriented everygirl when she moves to South Beach from her quiet Miami suburb, searching for a life less ordinary. Quickly making friends among SoBe's most exclusive scenesters, she spends her days building a career and her nights building a reputation. But in a town where friends become enemies faster than highs become hangovers, the life less ordinary turns into more than Rachel bargained for. As she pursues the endless party in penthouses, dive bars, after-hours clubs, and cocaine speakeasies, Rachel struggles to balance her goals and ambitions with the decadence and excess — especially her drug-fueled, on-again off-again relationship with Yale-graduate-turned-addict John Hood — that threaten to destroy everything she's always worked for.

With tremendous wit and razor-sharp insight, Diary of a South Beach Party Girl portrays the innermost sanctums of South Beach's privileged Beautiful People through the eyes of a no longer innocent heroine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416940890
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 04/10/2007
Edition description: Original
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,100,944
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

A fourth-generation Miami Beach native, Gwen Cooper moved to South Beach in 1997 and contributed feature articles to Miamigo magazine and the South Beach News. Gwen currently lives and works in Manhattan, most recently as special projects manager for Wenner Media, publisher of Rolling Stone and Us Weekly.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I randomly happened upon this book at B&N and after reading it.....absolutely loved it. I found the character development to be rich. I have many friends whom are locals on South Beach and this book accurately depicts the lifestyle lived of some. This book allows the reader to live through the writer and is surly one in which you simply can¿t put down. I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Over 400 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in wearing a tshirt and skirt. Sits down by the beach
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best novels I've read in a long time, and so much more than I expected it to be! Gwen Cooper is a wonderful writer, her characters are funny, engrossing, and moving, and her dialogue is some of the best I've ever seen. This book is both a coming of age story that most women in their 20's will completely relate to and also a fascinating look at what really goes on in all those South Beach clubs and VIP rooms. And the writing is absolutely beautiful. I'm recommending this book to all my friends!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hay peeps. I won the paintball tornament
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SherrieS More than 1 year ago
Gwen Cooper has a refreshing style that will appeal to every reader. this account is interesting and kept me reading until I was done. I eagerly sought out her noext book a completely different book, Homer's Odyssey about her blind cat. That book was also fantastic!!! Read everything she writes, trust me, you won't be sorry!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! Every time I picked it up, I imagined myself living vicariously through Rachel Baum, a character I should definitely be friends with! This book is exciting and fun, and is a great guilty pleasure as you are able to imagine yourself as one of the fascinating characters that South Beach has to offer. The author, Gwen, has a writing style that is captivating and you will not want to put the book down. It is a real page-turner! I would recommend this book to anyone, not only partiers, but even those who cannot be found in the club, but would still like to get lost in the whirlwind of South Beach! So whether you are at your cottage in upstate New York, or on Miami Beach with your Tom Ford shades and your bottle of Bain de Soleil¿ go out and buy this book, believe me, you won¿t be disappointed!