Poor Boy's Guide

Brian Ross Duffy, Author Penguin Books $6.95 (242p) ISBN 978-0-14-009721-4
Although New York City investment banker Duffy admits he has not yet found ""the right rich girl'' for matrimony, he claims that many such women are his ``closest friends and confidantes.'' He opens this book with ``clues'' for identifying and understanding their tastes, interests and hobbies (``For some rich girls shopping becomes more than a hobbyit's closer to a profession''). After a geographical briefing (including Bryn Mawr, Grosse Pointe and Tuxedo Park) he offers tips on parents (``Never argue with Daddy''), the six major events in a rich girl's life (from ``The Death of Nanny'' to ``Meeting You'') and sources for introductions and sex (``This, unfortunately, will be a short chapter''). There are also many lists here, including ``The Classic Horse Show Events'' and an ``Honor Roll'' of poor-boy overachievers (Chuck Robb, Prince Philip, Claus von Bulow) who have married ``very, very rich girls.'' This shopping guide chronicles the affluent with affection and wit, providing a wealth of information on what he terms a ``profitable and enjoyable adventure.'' (November)
Reviewed on: 11/02/1987
Release date: 11/01/1987
Genre: Fiction
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