Monday, August 2, 2010

THE RECESSIONISTAS: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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THE RECESSIONISTAS

A Novel of the Once Rich and Powerful
BY ALEXANDRA LEBENTHAL

ABOUT THE BOOK:

It's the day after Labor Day, 2008, and the bottom is about the drop out of the economy. Hedge fund owner John Cutter is in the process of an ugly divorce and nearly in financial ruin, except for the assets he is hiding from his wife Mimi in the Cayman Islands. When he concocts a scheme to redeem himself, he enlists Lehman Brothers investment banker Blake Somerset as an accomplice. Blake is ripe for recruitment given that he too is on the verge of being in dire financial straits given Lehman's decline and imminent bankruptcy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Alexandra Lebenthal is the President and CEO of Lebenthal & Company and its multi family office Alexandra & James. She comes from a storied Wall Street family. Her grandparents, Louis and Sayra Lebenthal, founded Lebenthal & Co., Inc, a municipal bond specialist, in 1925. Her grandmother worked until age 93. She followed her father, James Lebenthal, as the company spokesperson. She joined Lebenthal in 1988 and became President and CEO in 1995 at the age of 31. Ms Lebenthal remained at the firm for four years after its sale, leaving in 2005 before starting anew in 2006.

This new venture is the second chapter of the Lebenthal family and in addition to Municipal Bonds also has as its primary focus a “Multi Family Office” which acts as a personal CFO for the “Lost Affluent™”, investors with $2 million to $20 million in assets.

As a recognizable woman on Wall Street she is a frequent commentator on television and makes frequent appearances in the media.

Professional involvement includes acting as a director of Broadridge Financial Solutions. She is also the treasurer of The Securities Industry Financial Markets Organization (SIFMA), Ms. Lebenthal is a member of The Committee of 200, a leading organization for female businesswomen. She is also actively involved with several leading New York cultural institutions including Board member of The School of American Ballet, Business Council of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Capital Campaign for the Museum of the City of New York, Gala Chair for The 2009 Rita Hayworth Alzheimer’s Association Gala, and Co-Chair of the Botanical Garden Winter Wonderland Ball as well as a member of its Advisory Council.

Ms. Lebenthal is also a contributing editor for www.NewYorkSocialDiary.com and has written her first novel THE RECESSIONISTAS, due in August 2010 from Grand Central Books.

A passionate supporter of women in business in 1999 she was named one of New York’s 100 most influential women by Crain’s New York Business and one of the top 50 Women in Wealth Management in 2009 by Wealth Manager Magazine.

She is also the Co-founder and current board member of “The Women’s Executive Circle,” a group of high-profile Jewish Women that mentor other women under the auspices of United Jewish Appeal.

A graduate of Princeton University in 1986, with an A.B. in history, Ms. Lebenthal began her career in the municipal bond department at Kidder Peabody Inc.

Ms. Lebenthal lives in New York City with her husband, Jay Diamond and their children, Benjamin, Charlotte and Eleanor.

REVIEW AND BONUS ENTRY INFORMATION:

"Alexandra Lebenthal, who is active on the New York social scene, has written THE RECESSIONISTAS, a debut novel about four socialites whose perfect Upper East Side lives get turned upside down when the economic collapse wreaks havoc on their pampered existences. In a tale that is ripped from the headlines, a group of powerful New Yorkers suddenly encounter social upheaval, deception, and scandal. Some will find their way out of disaster while others, after making dangerous choices, dig their own graves. This story of expulsion from a modern-day Garden of Eden captures what happens when lives that were only designed to acquire more suddenly face the prospect of a great deal less."...from Hachette Book Group Source....This book will be released on August 9th, 2010!

This book fascinates me and I know it will you as well. Watch for MY REVIEW coming soon along with more ways to comment for BONUS ENTRIES....don't miss this one!

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO BRIANNE AND THE GOOD
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83 comments:

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Steve Capell said...

I also found out that her professional involvement includes:

•board member of The School of American Ballet;
•former board member of The Bond Market Association and The Securities Industry Association, where she chaired the Public Trust and Confidence committee;
•member of The Committee of 200, the leading organization for female businesswomen; and
•co-chair of the Annual Family Party for the American Museum of Natural History; she is also involved with other leading New York cultural institutions including The Business Council of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Capital Campaign for the Museum of the City of New York.

After reading more about her and also this review I am very interested in reading her debut novel. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.

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The author is interesting to learn about since her family is famous for their investment company and she ran it for years. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Writing this book evolved from her experience in the field in which she worked and the changes that occurred. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Pamela Keener said...

What an interesting background & I really want to read this debut novel. She sounds like a person I would love to know in real life.
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I like that after writing several columns for The New York Social Diary that she discovered her knack for inventing stories & just ran with it. If she got stuck she would let it go and think about how the characters would think. act etc.
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holdenj said...

I think it's a very timely subject for the novel and the fact that John is a hedge fund manager and it's right around the time of the bottom falling out of the market.
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She seems to have a handle on the workings of Wall Street and finances due to her family background.

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Anonymous said...

In the part about the author, it said that her grandmother worked until she was 93. She must have really loved her work!


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Colleen Turner said...

Being one of the "normal" people affected by the economy, it would be fun to read how it affects those at the higher levels. Would love to read this one!
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Colleen Turner said...

I like how she stated in the article that people seemed to assume she would write a financial book since she is such a high profile woman in the financial industry, but that she thought there were already too many financial books out there and decided to write a novel that involved finance instead. My kind of financial reading!
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This seems like an interesting book. I find the author's life very interesting. She seems to be a very successful businesswoman and well connected in the NY social scene so i wonder how much she draws her book characters from her real life experiences.

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degood said...

She wrote a book because people always asked her when she was going to write one. I am sure they meant a financial planning guide so i wonder what they think now that she has written a novel :)

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I think this book sounds interesting because of the fact that the pampered people of the upper east side get slammed by the recession.

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The author knew there were plenty of investment books on the shelves.
After writing several columns, she realized she loved making up stories about real events.

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