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The Misadventures of Oliver Booth: Life in the Lap of Luxury e-book

Author:

David Desmond

Language:

English

Category:

Humor

Subcategory:

Humor

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1350 kb

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Rating:

4.3

Publisher:

Greenleaf Book Group; First Edition edition (October 1, 2008)

Pages:

224

ISBN:

1929774567

The Misadventures of Oliver Booth: Life in the Lap of Luxury e-book

by David Desmond


Hilarious and biting satire, The Misadventures of Oliver Booth is riveting and recommended reading. Born in New York City, David Desmond is a clinical psychologist and a member of the renowned Trump family.

Hilarious and biting satire, The Misadventures of Oliver Booth is riveting and recommended reading. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a degree in behavioral sciences, and he received his PhD from Fordham University. He resides in Palm Beach and Paris.

Oliver Booth dreams of becoming one of the beautiful people of Palm Beach, but with his arrogant personality, his . Just so you know, David Desmond is Donald Trump’s nephew and has published another book in the Oliver Booth series. I'm looking forward to reading it soon.

Oliver Booth dreams of becoming one of the beautiful people of Palm Beach, but with his arrogant personality, his garish wardrobe, and his incompetent stewardship of an antique shop stuffed with gilded Mexican reproductions of classic French designs, there is nothing beautiful about hi.

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The Misadventures of Oliver Booth: Life in the Lap of Luxury tells of the titular character's overwhelming desire to live the good life, the life of the filthy rich. Opportunity presents itself and there are no lengths Oliver won't go to mount himself among the most elite in the world

The Misadventures of Oliver Booth: Life in the Lap of Luxury tells of the titular character's overwhelming desire to live the good life, the life of the filthy rich. Opportunity presents itself and there are no lengths Oliver won't go to mount himself among the most elite in the world. Hilarious and biting satire, The Misadventures of Oliver Booth is riveting and recommended reading. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Oliver Booth dreams of becoming one of the beautiful people of Palm Beach, but with his arrogant personality, his garish wardrobe, and his incompetent stewardship of an antique shop stuffed with .

David Desmond has written a hilarious tale based on his insider's knowledge of life in Palm Beach and Paris. It should be a big success. Can we talk? The Misadventures of Oliver Booth is filled with intimate details about the you-know-whos doing you-know-what in Palm Beach and Paris. You're going to love it! It's a fast and fun read. About the Author: Born in New York City, David Desmond is a clinical psychologist and a member of the renowned Trump family.

Oliver Booth, the man readers love to hate, is back! In this hilarious sequel to the award-winning novel The Misadventures of Oliver Booth: Life in the Lap of Luxury, Oliver’s quest for fame and fortune leads him into the world of high-end real estate, where he becomes embroiled in a battle with a socialite who is not all that she appears to be. It’s a fast and funny satire you won’t want to miss.

Desmond's first book, a satirical novel set in Palm Beach and Paris entitled The Misadventures of Oliver Booth: Life in the Lap of Luxury (ISBN 978-1-929774-56-2), was published by the Greenleaf Book Group. DW Desmond et al. Frequency and clinical determinants of dementia after ischemic stroke. Neurology 2000;54:1124-1131. Incidence of dementia after ischemic stroke: Results of a longitudinal study. Stroke 2002:33:2254-2260. Dementia as a predictor of adverse outcomes following stroke: An evaluation of diagnostic methods. Stroke 1998;29:69-74.

Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner (General Fiction/Novel & First Novel) Third Place Grand Prize (Fiction)

Best Book Award Winner (Best New Fiction)

Finalist, 2009 Benjamin Franklin Awards, Humor/Comedy/Satire category

Eric Hoffer Award Finalist (da Vinci Eye)

National Indie Excellence Award Finalist (Humor)

New York Book Festival Honorable Mention (Fiction)

Oliver Booth wants nothing more than to join the ranks of Palm Beach's high society. But with his arrogant personality, garish wardrobe, and incompetent stewardship of an antique shop filled with gaudy reproductions, he doesn't have a chance. Oliver's luck takes a turnabout when the society doyenne Margaret Van Buren sends him and his assistant, Bernard, to Paris on a shopping spree to furnish her new estate. What ensues is a series of hilarious, Voltaire-esque misadventures as Oliver bumbles his way through the milieu of the elite. A satirical look at the lengths some people will go to in order to enter the insular circle of the privileged, David's Desmond's novel is a witty glimpse into a world few of us know.

Praise for The Misadventures of Oliver Booth:

'David Desmond has written a hilarious tale based on his insider's knowledge of life in Palm Beach and Paris. It should be a big success.' --Donald Trump

'Can we talk? The Misadventures of Oliver Booth is filled with intimate details about the you-know-whos doing you-know-what in Palm Beach and Paris. You're going to love it! It's a fast and fun read.' --Joan Rivers

Beazezius
I read these reviews and thought I would really enjoy this novel because I like satire. Well, I made it to part two before leaving my copy in the gym, the place I leave one-star books since I assume most of the people there might actually be able to handle such bad prose.
The central character, Olive Booth, is totally unbelievable. I realize satire can be very tricky to write, and even the best at it such as Carl Hiaasen sometimes fail as he did in his most recent "Star." But this is a book I would have thought all publishers would have rejected pronto.
Ielonere
Spot-on insider spoof of Palm Beach high society. I snickered, I snorted, I laughed out loud while reading it. David Desmond, formerly a columnist for "The Palm Beach Daily News," (or as it's affectionately known locally, "The Shiny Sheet" for it's bright white, high-quality paper which reproduces photography better), writes a hilarious take-down of the many characters that make-up Palm Beach. From the well-born Grande Dame to the slightly shady antiques dealer Oliver Booth, his main character, Desmond romps from Palm Beach to the flea markets of Paris with ease as Oliver and his assistant go antique shopping. The book told of the behind-the-scenes irregularities common in Palm Beach society from the barely legal immigrants who staff the private clubs and live in club-owned housing to the palatial estates built by architectural giants Addison Mizner and Maurice Fatio on South Ocean Boulevard or in the Estate section south of the B & T (Bath & Tennis Club). Desmond, unbelievably the nephew of Donald Trump but gifted with exceptional grace, understatement and polish, unlike his famous Uncle, holds a degree in clinical psychology. His insight in personality offers terrific characters one can easily pick out as belonging to this odd society I've observed for the last thirty years. The conversations he puts in the mouths of his characters are so realistic they and ridiculous they could be overheard any day of the week during the Season. If you want to know what it's really like in Palm Beach, warts and all, you must buy this book. If you want an amusing beach-read taking you to the breezy island under the palms, this is the book for you! I read the ebook sequel first but it did not matter. Each book can stand on it's own and does not require the other. If ever you were curious about WASP and PLU (People Like Us) culture and wished to see behind the tall hedges, this is the book for you.
Zacki
Just what I needed! I've been reading fairly technical books for the past several months and desperately needed something frothy and fun to curl up with for an hour of escape each day. This fit the bill in every way. The duplicitous behavior and resulting misadventures of Oliver Booth, and the sharp observations of the Palm Beach flock, provide an element of social satire that is both hilarious and spot on in some instances. A light, easy read. Perfect for rainy days, snowy days, long train commutes, air travel, or a day at the beach.
Dalarin
I expected a laugh out loud book instead it was ok.. maybe a chuckle or two. It had unexpected twists, and it's an easy read, albeit a boring read.
Musical Aura Island
Don't start read this book unless you have enough time to finish it in one sitting. Mr. Desmond's writing is so funny that a reader might be more comfortable reading the book in private. There are situations that are so ridiculously funny and realistic, that I had several laughing fits. I hope that Mr. Desmond has several more Oliver Booth books in store for us.

This is also the perfect book for first time visitors to Palm Beach. It will give them a sense of the different characters that make the island such an interesting place to live.
Windforge
OMG! Laughed so hard at times, I was literally hysterical!!! Why hasn't THIS BOOK made the news???
*** Really? Not ONE review mentions this hilarious satire was written by the POTUS' Nephew? Not a SINGLE stab poking fun at WHOM the lead character COULD POSSIBLY BE?
C'mon .... even a Republican can figure it out?

[On 2nd thought, what the hell am I thinking? Today's far right cannot seem to manage attribution of a single flaw to the current POTUS (er .... dotard) in office. The disgrace of what Americans today refer to as the Republican Party surely can't even BUY a dose of insight into their immoral & unethically flawed Leader. Perhaps this INSANELY DOWNWARD SPIRAL evidencing the Republican Party's LOSS &/or TOTAL LACK OF HUMANITY is due the fact they too have become morally bankrupt - resulting from a gross overexpenditure on "blinders"!

Desmond Barry, the author of this genuine work of art, & nephew of "the Embarassment" known as the current POTUS, should consider himself lucky that his "Uncle Donnie" JUST DOES NOT READ .... & thats by admission of ole Donnie Trump himself ..... regardless of the material being the daily outline of current issues/updates/agenda regarding United States Government National Security .... or his nephew's latest published literary achievements!
For, should Trump "bother" to gain some knowledge/intellect OUTSIDE of television/media, oh hell .... outside of even just FOX news [Trump's all-knowing information database, LOL] this man Desmond Barry would be another of thousands put through the Trump Smear Campaign Ritual & would glean his own demeaning nickname for himself. Oh, it could be something as HIGHLY intellectual &/or mature as HE WHOM DESIGNATES such aliases .... mmmmm, maybe something super witty, like "Desmond Doo-Doo" or similiar?
Pfffft
Maybe tho, Desmond's mommy (retired Judge Barry) protects her baby boy & knows just how to keep her bullying Little Brother away from her cub? Should this be in ANY WAY a possibility or truth .... could SOMEBODY slip her number to whomever MIGHT be leading the Democrats? Lets be frank people: just as The Repblicqns can't seem to be able to BUY a dose of insight (nor morals, values, ethics ......), its equally appalling the Dems can't seem to BUY A CLUE on how to DEAL WITH the hatemonger the majority of the population of American citizens doesn't WANT representing us!!
[Cant respond here people, so PLEASE save the attacks on me, or argue the FACT of the majority! Read the friggin polls .... oh & NOT the "fake newstations" like Fox dig up from lie-land ;) ]

Btw: Mr Desmond? My hat's off to you! Funny funny funny! While I kinda feel sorry 4U (having "his" blood course ur veins ... ewe .... you also have my admiration & utter respect for having the [email protected]%!s to write this. You GO BOY! *rotflmao

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