A hilarious first novel that provides a peek into the world of the super-rich, super-connected African Americans in Manhattan. Lauren is trying to be an independent woman, starting her own documentary film company, but it's difficult when you're married to Ed Thomas, one of the wealthiest African-American businessmen in the country--and particularly when he seems to have a roving eye. Manny is an up-and-coming gay real estate agent who arrived in Manhattan from Alabama with only the clothes on his back. He's made his way to the top of his profession--yet he still wants more. Tandy is one of the "ladies who lunch"--but she's desperate to reinvent herself and find a new source of cash flow. As we follow these three and other characters in this compelling first novel, we see the fascinating world of New York City's upper-crust African American society with all their scandals, foibles and skeletons in the closet revealed.
"Fast, fascinating, and funny, "Gotham Diaries exposes a world of high-end New York real estate, conniving socialites--gay and straight--trophy wives, corporate shenanigans, social climbers, and one woman's struggle to not only stay sane and scrupulous, but triumph. This book will have you giggling, gasping, and turning pages." "The insider authority carries the day.... Vicious, funny, juicy, with lots of antic real estate scenes."--Publishers Weekly