Social Climbers

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Author: Beth Dunn

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438933614

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

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The Social Climber's Bible

A Book of Manners, Practical Tips, and Spiritual Advice for the Upwardly Mobile

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Author: Dirk Wittenborn,Jazz Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143125206

Category: Reference

Page: 297

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In the same vein of The Hipster Handbook, a Johnson & Johnson heiress and a raconteur, screenwriter and producer show aspiring social climbers how to improve their lot in life and become more popular than they ever could have imagined with the help of insider advice and guidance. 50,000 first printing.

The Social Climber's Handbook

A Shameless Guide

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Author: Nimrod Kamer

Publisher: Bis Publishers

ISBN: 9789063694838

Category:

Page: 112

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Some people are obsessively invested in climbing the social ladder. Author Nimrod Kamer (Vice, GQ) undermines this from within as he inserts himself in numerous political or celebrity events. His resum� lists Uber trolling, penetrating members clubs and having Kanye West ask for his information after presenting himself as the editor of his Wikipedia page. The book is full of humorous tips and tricks based on experiences of the author (the self-proclaimed most ambitious social climber alive). With a witty and provocative pen he shows how to penetrate a world that's obsessed with status. High skilled jobs are going away to machines, no one will help you get ahead in life if you don't grow some guts mixed with disesteem and disrepute. Forget your dignity, let yourself be thrown out once in a while or blacklisted, wear their loathing with pride. Some say social climbing is crass and rude, actually it's just an appropriate form of class warfare. The world's obsessed with status not skill, and attempting to change it from outside is futile. The only way to throw some shade of your own is shamelessly undermine high society from within.

The Social Climber's Guide to High School

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Author: Robyn Schneider

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781416934271

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 258

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A humorous guide to becoming the girl that everybody knows and admires in high school, in a book with tips, celebrity-inspired advice, and quizzes.

Chimpanzees

Social Climbers of the Forest

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Author: Tamsin Constable

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789471536

Category: Nature

Page: 96

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Explores the world of chimpanzees, tracing their daily activities, their development from birth to adulthood, their social hierarchy, and how they overcome problems in the wild.

The Social Climber's Handbook

A Novel

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Author: Molly Jong-Fast

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0345526333

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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HIGH SOCIETY CAN BE A KILLER. Upper East Side socialite Daisy Greenbaum is accustomed to the finer things—designer clothes, summers in the Hamptons, elite private school educations for her daughters, and a staggeringly expensive Park Avenue apartment. But Daisy finds her well-heeled lifestyle on precarious footing after her husband, master of the universe Dick Greenbaum, learns about some shady dealings that threaten his position at The Bank. Daisy refuses to allow her family to slip down the social ladder, so she devises a madcap plan: Anyone who jeopardizes her place at the top will simply have to be dispatched—six feet under. From Dick’s arrogant boss to his scheming former mistress to a pair of nosy bloggers, Daisy’s hit list is a who’s who of big names with even bigger secrets. But with the body count rising as the Dow Jones falls, can Daisy really get away with murder? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Social Climbers

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Author: Evita d’Gor

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434302045

Category: Drama

Page: 344

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Social Climbers by Evita de Gor is a hilarious tale of a family desperately seeking prestige and status among the worlds elite. Abraham Gold, a humble Polish migr, comes to Australia penniless. By dint of hard work, common sense and uncanny business acumen, within a few years he becomes an extremely wealthy property developer. Still, he continues to live frugally, quite content to see his constantly accumulating wealth. When he accidentally overhears a conversation about a possibility of buying an aristocratic title, he senses an opportunity to change his priorities and transform his life. After getting the necessary legal advice, he institutes a series of changes in his household. In comes the highly-recommended English butler, his residence is stylishly redecorated, and a brand new Rolls with a chauffer is ready to take Abraham and his family on a brand new adventure. As the story unfolds, the Golds experience a series of baffling setbacks and epiphanies. Their daughter, Rosie, is subjected to compulsory charm school, foreign language tutoring, European tours, and baffling beauty treatments. Various suitorsimpostors and real aristocratscompete for Ms. Golds plump hand. In the meantime, Abraham Gold has an affair with a young and voluptuous woman, who later turns out to be his sons fiance. Not to be outdone, Abrahams wife, Tania, surgically restores her youthful looks in order to better compete for her husbands fading charms. When Rosie eventually meets a man of her heart, it turns out that he is only a poor musician and a feverish search for a suitable beau must urgently resume. At long last, when Rosies wedding to an impoverished and thirty-something French comte is announced on the front pages of tabloids, it seems that the Golds have finally reached the pinnacle of high society. In a final plot twist, the wedding does take place in Venice, albeit with some unexpected changes in the cast of revelers. Throughout this heartwarming tale, the author deftly sketches all characters and cleverly resolves the stories of Abraham and Tania, Rosie and her real love, and various other members of the colourful Gold household.

Studying mammals: The social climbers

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Author: The Open University

Publisher: The Open University

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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This 10-hour free course explained some of the characteristics that make monkeys so similar to humans.

The Rise and Fall of a 10th-grade Social Climber

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Author: Lauren Mechling,Laura Moser

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618555192

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 290

View: 8686

When her best friend dares her to become part of the popular crowd and record her experiences in a diary, fifteen-year-old Mimi's world turns upside down when the diary gets into the wrong hands. Original.

Diary of an Accidental Wallflower

The Seduction Diaries

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Author: Jennifer McQuiston

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062335022

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The first irresistible installment in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston's Seduction Diaries series proves that some secrets are too delicious to hide. Pretty and popular, Miss Clare Westmore knows exactly what (or rather, who) she wants: the next Duke of Harrington. But when she twists her ankle on the eve of the Season’s most touted event, Clare is left standing in the wallflower line watching her best friend dance away with her duke. Dr. Daniel Merial is tempted to deliver more than a diagnosis to London's most unlikely wallflower, but he doesn’t have time for distractions, even one so delectable. Besides, she's clearly got her sights on more promising prey. So why can’t he stop thinking about her? All Clare wants to do is return to the dance floor. But as her former friends try to knock her permanently out of place, she realizes with horror she is falling for her doctor instead of her duke. When her ankle finally heals and she faces her old life again, will she throw herself back into the game? Or will her time in the wallflower line have given her a glimpse of who she was really meant to be?

The Social Climber's Handbook

A Novel

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Author: Molly Jong-Fast

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0345526333

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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HIGH SOCIETY CAN BE A KILLER. Upper East Side socialite Daisy Greenbaum is accustomed to the finer things—designer clothes, summers in the Hamptons, elite private school educations for her daughters, and a staggeringly expensive Park Avenue apartment. But Daisy finds her well-heeled lifestyle on precarious footing after her husband, master of the universe Dick Greenbaum, learns about some shady dealings that threaten his position at The Bank. Daisy refuses to allow her family to slip down the social ladder, so she devises a madcap plan: Anyone who jeopardizes her place at the top will simply have to be dispatched—six feet under. From Dick’s arrogant boss to his scheming former mistress to a pair of nosy bloggers, Daisy’s hit list is a who’s who of big names with even bigger secrets. But with the body count rising as the Dow Jones falls, can Daisy really get away with murder? From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Social Climber's Bible

A Book of Manners, Practical Tips, and Spiritual Advice for the Upwardly Mobile

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Author: Dirk Wittenborn,Jazz Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698141903

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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Welcome fledging Social Climbers! Allow us to show you the way. Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it, so what’s the big deal? You shouldn’t be punished for wanting to improve your lot in life! This is America, after all. Johnson & Johnson heiress Jazz Johnson is a lifelong insider in that rarefied world that fans of both Downton Abbey and Gossip Girl dream about. Raconteur Dirk Wittenborn is old enough to remember when sex was safe and cocaine wasn’t addictive. In short, Jazz belongs to some of the most exclusive clubs in the world, whereas Dirk has been kicked out of them. Who better to guide you? In the grand tradition of True Prep and The Hipster Handbook, The Social Climber’s Bible will teach you everything you need to know to become a pro Mountaineer: The Art of Social Climbing at gallery openings, cocktail parties, and funerals Social Climbing as a family How to handle sex, dating, marriage, and love Your social climbing IQ and how to improve it How to spot a Big Fish, Whale, Turtle or Unicorn, and what they can do for you

Rich Friends

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Author: Jacqueline Briskin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 145329340X

Category: Fiction

Page: 461

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New York Times–bestselling author Jacqueline Briskin’s steamy romantic saga about two generations of a privileged California family that chases the American dream, from the post–World War II boom years to the turbulent, psychedelic 1960s The year 1946 in America is a time for seizing opportunities—and the best way for a woman to get ahead is to marry well. Descended from the wealthy Van Vliets, owners of a successful supermarket chain, Em Wynan is the first of her sorority sisters to walk down the aisle with a handsome war veteran. Nine months later, she delivers fraternal twin sons. Em’s younger sister, the fun-loving Caroline, is her polar opposite, championing liberal causes at UCLA and falling in love with a radical writer. For Caroline’s best friend, Beverly Linde, finding the right husband is more complicated because as a Holocaust survivor, she will carry the stigma and horrors of World War II forever. Set against the backdrop of a radically changing American landscape, the lives of these three women intersect through decades of friendship, rivalry, love, and inconsolable loss. As Em, Caroline, and Beverly’s children come of age during the 1960s—a time of danger and drugs, the breakdown of society’s sexual taboos, and inner peace found among bizarre cults—they discover that parents cannot always save their children from tragedy, even if they have powerful, rich friends. Steeped in atmosphere and authentic historical detail, Jacqueline Briskin’s novel of ambition, hope, and family still resonates today.

The Art of Social Climbing

A Guide for the Socially Ambitious

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Author: Lincoln Kerney

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781495441868

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Have you ever noticed that those who come from old money share certain tastes? An easily recognizable yet difficult to emulate set of mannerisms and style? For those looking to climb the social ladder comes a guidebook to the world of old money from an insider. Lincoln Kerney grew up in this world and has watched too many flounder with simple mistakes on their way to the top. A graceful entrance into the world of the wealthy will not be easy—there are rules and rituals that the rich have been learning from infancy that will require study and practice. That's why Kerney has created The Art of Social Climbing, a compendium of tips and tricks on everything from what to wear, where to live, and how to behave, all of which will allow you to fit in while remaining true to yourself. With a conversational tone and a dash of good humor, this is the must-have manual for anyone looking to move up and blend into a world of houses, horses, and hired help.

The Husband Hunters

American Heiresses Who Married into the British Aristocracy

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Author: Anne de Courcy

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250164613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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A deliciously told group biography of the young, rich, American heiresses who married into the impoverished British aristocracy at the turn of the twentieth century – The real women who inspired Downton Abbey Towards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years of the twentieth, a strange invasion took place in Britain. The citadel of power, privilege and breeding in which the titled, land-owning governing class had barricaded itself for so long was breached. The incomers were a group of young women who, fifty years earlier, would have been looked on as the alien denizens of another world - the New World, to be precise. From 1874 - the year that Jennie Jerome, the first known 'Dollar Princess', married Randolph Churchill - to 1905, dozens of young American heiresses married into the British peerage, bringing with them all the fabulous wealth, glamour and sophistication of the Gilded Age. Anne de Courcy sets the stories of these young women and their families in the context of their times. Based on extensive first-hand research, drawing on diaries, memoirs and letters, this richly entertaining group biography reveals what they thought of their new lives in England - and what England thought of them.

The Night Climbers

A Novel

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Author: Ivo Stourton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416588418

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Seduced into an underground circle of thrill-seeking fellow students at Cambridge's Tudor College, James Walker enters obsessive relationships with a beautiful coed and the group's ringleader before becoming involved in an audacious art fraud scheme. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.

The Clasp

A Novel

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Author: Sloane Crosley

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374711828

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Part comedy of manners, part treasure hunt, the first novel from the writer whom David Sedaris calls "perfectly, relentlessly funny" Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their twenties, they arrive completely absorbed in their own lives—Kezia the second-in-command to a madwoman jewelry designer in Manhattan; Nathaniel the former literary cool kid, selling his wares in Hollywood; and the Eeyore-esque Victor, just fired from a middling search engine. They soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel. In the midst of all this semi-merriment, Victor passes out in the mother of the groom's bedroom. He wakes to her jovially slapping him across the face. Instead of a scolding, she offers Victor a story she's never even told her son, about a valuable necklace that disappeared during the Nazi occupation of France. And so a madcap adventure is set into motion, one that leads Victor, Kezia, and Nathaniel from Miami to New York and L.A. to Paris and across France, until they converge at the estate of Guy de Maupassant, author of the classic short story "The Necklace." Heartfelt, suspenseful, and told with Sloane Crosley's inimitable spark and wit, The Clasp is a story of friends struggling to fit together now that their lives haven't gone as planned, of how to separate the real from the fake. Such a task might be possible when it comes to precious stones, but is far more difficult to pull off with humans.

Freedom Climbers

The Golden Age of Polish Climbing

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Author: Bernadette McDonald

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594857571

Category: History

Page: 352

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CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Freedom Climbers (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) "One of the most important mountaineering books to be written for many years." —Boardman-Tasker Prize See this book trailer for Freedom Climbers made by RMB Books, its publisher in Canada, where the cover is slightly different from the Mountaineers Books U.S. edition * Behind the Iron Curtain, Cold War mountaineers found freedom on the world's highest peaks—and paid an awful price to achieve it * Winner of the Boardman-Tasker Prize, Banff Grand Prize, and American Alpine Club Literary Award Freedom Climbers tells the story of Poland's truly remarkable mountaineers who dominated Himalayan climbing during the period between the end of World War II and the start of the new millennium. The emphasis here is on their "golden age" in the 1980s and 1990s when, despite the economic and social baggage of their struggling country, Polish climbers were the first to tackle the world's highest mountains during winter, including the first winter ascents on seven of the world's fourteen 8000-meter peaks: Everest, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu, Kanchenjunga, Annapurna, and Lhotse. Such successes, however, came at a serious cost: 80 percent of Poland's finest high-altitude climbers died on the high mountains during the same period they were pursuing these first ascents. Award-winning writer Bernadette McDonald addresses the social, political, and cultural context of this golden age, and the hardships of life under Soviet rule. Polish climbers, she argues, were so tough because their lives at home were so tough—they lost family members to World War II and its aftermath and were so much more poverty-stricken than their Western counterparts that they made much of their own climbing gear. While Freedom Climbers tells the larger story of an era, McDonald shares charismatic personal narratives such as that of Wanda Rutkiewicz, expected to be the first woman to climb all 8000-meter peaks until she disappeared on Kanchenjunga in 1992; Jerzy Kukuczka, who died in a fall while attempting the south face of Lhotse; and numerous other renowned climbers including Voytek Kurtyka, Artur Hajzer, Andrej Zawaka, and Krzysztof Wielicki. This is a fascinating window into a different world, far-removed from modernity yet connected by the strange allure of the mountain landscape, and a story of inspiring passion against all odds. This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series. Click here > to learn more.