Paula Froelich's Mercury In Retrograde: Page Six Reporter Discusses Novel

05/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Irina Aleksander The New York Observer

Ms. Froelich's novel, crammed with designer names and winking society references, is of the Manhattan chick lit genre. It is about three women brought together at 148 Sullivan (the author's actual address) by a series of unfortunate events. Penelope Mercury (read: Paula Froelich) is a resident in the building who quits her job as a door-stepping reporter at a tabloid called the New York Telegraph. Lena "Lipstick" Lippencrass, a socialite, moves into the building after getting cut off by her father. And Dana Gluck, a corporate lawyer, takes the penthouse after her investment banker husband leaves her for a Russian model.

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