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The Best of Everything 9 editions

Cover of: The Best of Everything | Rona Jaffe
About the Book

Before Valley of the Dolls and Sex in the City, there was The Best of Everything—the iconic novel of ambitious career girls in New York City.

When it was first published in 1958, Rona Jaffe’s debut novel electrified readers who saw themselves reflected in its story of five young employees of a New York publishing company. There’s Ivy League Caroline, who dreams of graduating from the typing pool to an editor’s office; naive country girl April, who within months of hitting town reinvents herself as the woman every man wants on his arm; Gregg, the free-spirited actress with a secret yearning for domesticity. Now a classic, and as page-turning as when it first came out, The Best of Everything portrays their lives and passions with intelligence, affection, and prose as sharp as a paper cut.
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Excerpts

You see them every morning at a quarter to nine, rushing out of the maw of the subway tunnel, filing out of Grand Central Station, crossing Lexington and Park and Madison and Fifth avenues, the hundreds and hundreds of girls. Some of them look eager and some look resentful, and some of them look as if they haven’t left their beds yet.
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9 editions First published in 1958

Edition Read Locate Buy
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The Best of Everything
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
Electronic resource in English
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The Best of Everything
2005, Penguin Books
Paperback in English
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The Best of Everything
2005, Penguin Books
Epub in English
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The bestof everything
1985, Coronet
in English
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Best of Everything
June 1976, Buccaneer Books
Hardcover in English
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Best of everything.
1969, Pan Bks.
in English
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The Best of Everything: a novel
1958, Simon and Schuster
Hardcover in English - Fifth printing
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The Best of Everything
1976 January, Avon
Mass Market Paperback in English - Fifth printing

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