Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Dead End Gene Pool

 

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
 
In the tradition of Sean Wilsey's Oh The Glory of It All and Augusten Burrough's Running With Scissors, the great-great-great granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt gives readers a grand tour of the world of wealth and WASPish peculiarity, in her irreverent and darkly humorous memoir.
For generations the Burdens were one of the wealthiest families in New York, thanks to the inherited fortune of Cornelius "The Commodore" Vanderbilt. At the heart of the story is Wendy's glamorous and aloof mother who, after her husband's suicide, travels the world in search of the perfect sea and ski tan, leaving her three children in the care of a chain- smoking Scottish nanny, Fifth Avenue grandparents, and an assorted cast of long-suffering household servants (who Wendy and her brothers love to terrorize). Rife with humor, heartbreak, family intrigue, and booze, Dead End Gene Pool offers a glimpse into the fascinating world of old money and gives truth to an old maxim: The rich are different.
This title will be released on April 1, 2010.

What are you waiting on this week? Leave your link here.


11 comments:

Mary said...

This sounds fantastic!

Diane said...

I have this one on my wish list as well; looks great.

here is mine:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/02/waiting-on-wednesday-secret-daughter.html

Stephanie said...

The title and cover photo are wacky and hilarious. :-)

Melissa said...

That sounds so good! I really love the cover :)

This is mine:

http://iswimforoceans.blogspot.com/2010/02/waiting-on-wednesday-217.html

Alayne said...

This sounds really great. Nice pick.
Alayne - The Crowded Leaf

Lori said...

Strange cover... I bit witty. Looks to be an entertaining read. Here's Mine

Serpentine Librarian said...

The cover defintely makes you take a second look. The summary is interesting, it sounds like it will be a good read.

inthehammockblog said...

What a great cover!! This looks so interesting! Thanks for sharing.

Dar said...

This really does sound good!

Veens said...

The cover is interesting!

Kristi said...

This book sounds great!

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