The Rise and Fall of A 10th Grade Social ClimberBook - 2005
When Sam, her childhood best friend, bets her she can't befriend the "cool girls," Mimi accepts the challenge, only to discover that social climbing in New York is no easy task. Fitting in with the blonde, all-American popular girls back in Texas was nothing compared to joining Baldwin's clique of raccoon-eyed waifs.
Rubbing shoulders with the offspring of diplomats and celebrities, all with secrets and dysfunctions that put her own domestic worries to shame, Mimi finds herself in one bizarre situation to the next--a fake-ID deli, a topless bar, a Jacuzzi in Trump Tower--and in the position of winning a bet that threatens to make her lose sight of herself.
A coming-of-age story about friendship and betrayal, about brutal honesty and its consequences, The Rise and Fall of a 10th-Grade Social Climber is a novel with heart and a wicked sense of humor.