Summary ~An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin
Lacey Yeager is young, captivating, and ambitious enough to take the NYC art world by storm. Groomed at Sotheby’s and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her, Lacey charms men and women, old and young, rich and even richer with her magnetic charisma and liveliness. Her ascension to the highest tiers of the city parallel the soaring heights–and, at times, the dark lows–of the art world and the country from the late 1990s through today.
OMG! It seemed to take FOREVER to read this book. 😦 I really REALLY wanted to love it. Art world, New York City, glamour, penned by one of my favorite actors/entertainers. But alas no. It took me weeks to read this book. It seemed at times like two or three books in one! Snazzy, intellectual women’s fiction (only because the main character, Lacey, is a twenty to thirty-something female who dares to play the art world, has men falling for her at every corner, sleeps with whomever she wants and plays the game of love like a man would), art history course book, and a tad bit of mystery.
If you enjoyed Steve Martin’s novella Shop Girl as I did, you will find that An Object of Beauty has only one similarity: a young woman. It may have been my distractions that kept me from thoroughly enjoying Martin’s latest work of fiction or it may have been the book itself. Like any piece of art, this book may be something I have to revisit at a later time to see what I get from it versus what I didn’t get from it today.