China Rich Girlfriend - Kevin Kwan

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A very special kind of something else is what half the characters are. Life-style bizarro! Is that some kind of lit stream
IS that Kitty on the cover

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I know the average outfit in your wardrobe costs more than a semester of tuition at Princeton, but it makes you look like a community college during summertime: NO CLASS. (c)
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People are messy. Life gets messy. Things are not always going to work out perfectly just because you want them to. (c)
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In short, she was a special consultant for social climbers. ()
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"How annoying. You're right-one hundred and ninety-five million is just silly. Let Kitty Pong have it if she wants it that badly," Astrid said. She fished a stack of super-saver coupons out of her purse and presented them to the cashier. (c)
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"Why didn't you tell me about the conversation in the first place"
"Because I knew you were going to be unreasonable about it."
"You are a moron! An absolute moron!" Eleanor screeched.
"See, I knew you were going to be unreasonable." ()
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"I see you are still reluctant to see her side of things."
"I'm not reluctant at all. I can't even begin to see her side of things. I don't know why my grandmother can't be happy for me, why she cannot trust me to make a decision about who I want to spend the rest of my life with." (c)
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Your true spiritual affiliations do not concern me-it does not matter to me if you are Taoist, Daoist, Buddhist, or worship Meryl Streep-but it is absolutely essential that you become a regular praying, tithing, communion-taking, hands-in-the-air-waving, Bible-study-fellowship-attending member of this church. ()
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Your chief handicap to social success will always be the fact that you did not attend the right kindergarten with any of the right crowd. This eliminates you from participating in seventy percent of the conversations that occur during dinner parties at the best houses. You do not know the gossip that goes back to these people's childhoods. And this is the secret: They are all still completely obsessed with what happened when they were five. Who was fat or thin Who wet her pants during choir practice (c)
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in order to distinguish yourself in the remaining meager five percent conversational window, you must either have one hell of a good stock tip or learn to become a scintillating conversationalist. Beauty fades, but wit will keep you on the invitation lists to all the most exclusive parties. To that end, you will embark on a reading program that I have designed specifically for you. You will also attend one cultural event per week. (c)
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None of our goals will be effective if people are under the impression that your husband is somehow incapacitated, in a coma, or has become your sex slave in a dungeon. (That is the latest rumor going around.) (c)
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I shall do an assessment when you have completed these books to see whether you are ready to attempt some light Proust. (c)
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He realized that she wasn't intentionally trying to sound pretentious-she was just perfectly blunt. (c)
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Stick to the innovation side, because you're never going to manage on the finance side. You need to make sure management is always stocked with the biggest motherfucking assholes-only hire Harvard or Wharton MBAs-and then get out of the way. Because you're too damn honest-you're just not a good enough liar. ()
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They just put up with her "dragon phases," as they called it. She was born in the year of the dragon, and that was always the excuse they had for her behavior. (c)
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"I assure you, Mother, I haven't done any parading," (c)
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And do they all need to have that much stubble I can't imagine what it would be like kissing them."
"Actually, that would be kinda hot-watching you and that cute Polytechnique grad make out! What was his name Loïc" Rachel cracked.
"Thanks, but I'd prefer Claryssa or Chlamydia or whatever that friend of Colette's name was."
"Haha-Chlamydia is exactly what you'll get if you kiss her! (c)
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You confuse them-you look Chinese, but they don't get your body language. You don't behave like a typical wife, so they don't even realize we're together."
"Okay, from now on I'll be sure to drape myself over you and gaze adoringly into your face at all times. You're my one and only gaofushuai (c)
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and the bracelets are Lalaounis-"
"Actually, they're not," Astrid interrupted.
"Oh. Who did them"
"They're Etruscan."
"I know, but who designed them"
"I have no idea. They were made in 650 BC."

"Okay then, most important, tell me which genius designed your fabulous dress. It's Josep Font, isn't it"
"Oh, this I bought it today at Zara."
For the rest of her life, Roxanne would never forget the look on Colette's face. (c)
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I was half afraid she was going to end up asking what brand of underwear I had on. (c)
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Then John Major appeared and asked me to stand next to him while he serenaded me-"
"The former prime minister of Britain serenaded you" Nick cut in, utterly bewildered.
"I'm sorry, I mean John Legend."
"I'm so relieved," Mehmet remarked drily to Astrid. (c)


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