Description - Putting On The Ritz by Joe Keenan
A deliciously, maliciously deft comedy of bad manners, high society, financial skulduggery, and romantic infighting. Roll over, Wilde, Wodehouse, and Noel Coward! Joe Keenan is back - and so are his ineffable creations, Philip Cavanaugh and Gilbert Selwyn, the hilariously witty duo who've turned social climbing into a form of terrorism. In Putting on the Ritz, they invade the entourage of a tasteless New York real-estate and media magnate, try to turn his talentless wife (a woman so rich she 'ovulates Faberge eggs') into a chanteuse, and vie for the affections of a paralyzingly suave magazine editor - in a novel whose comic complications, dizzying repartee, and cast of high-hat lowlifes are nothing less than irresistible.
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(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Arrow Books Ltd
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Author Biography - Joe Keenan
A playwright and lyricist, Joe Keenan received his M.F.A in Musical Theatre from New York University. His musical The Times received the Richard Rodgers Development Award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters as well as the Kleban Award from the Ed Kleban Foundation. His first novel, Blue Heaven - which introduced the characters of Philip Cavanaugh, Gilbert Selwyn and Claire Simmons - is also published by Arrow. Mr Keenan spent six years as a writer/producer for the television show Frasier. His work on the show earned him five Emmys and two Writes Guild Awards. He has also worked as a writer on the television series Desperate Housewives along with a number of screen plays. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Mr Keenan lives in Los Angeles with his partner Gerry Bernardi.