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An Object of Beauty

A Novel

By Steve Martin

An Object of Beauty
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  • Published in USA  Nov 2010,
    304 pages.

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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.

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"Martin compresses the wild and crazy end of the millennium and finds in this piercing novel a sardonic morality tale." - Publishers Weekly

"Martin's celebrity alone is reason to purchase this title; his agile musings on art and the business of art will give book clubs much to discuss." - Library Journal

"This page-turner is likely to make readers feel like they have been given a backstage pass to an elite world few are privileged to observe." - Booklist

"An artfully told tale of trade, caste and the obsessive mindset of collectors." - Kirkus Reviews

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Steve Martin Author Biography

Steve Martin is a celebrated writer, actor, and performer. His film credits include Father of the Bride, Parenthood, and The Spanish Prisoner, as well as Roxanne, L.A. Story, and Bowfinger, for which he also wrote the screenplays. He's won Emmys for his television writing and two Grammys for comedy albums. In addition to a play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, he has written a bestselling collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel; The Pleasure of My Company (novel); and a bestselling novella, Shopgirl. His work appears frequently in the New Yorker and the New York Times. He lives in New York City and Los Angeles.

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