The Chocolate Money (Compact Disc)

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Set in 1980s Chicago and on the East Coast, this electric debut chronicles the relationship between an impossibly rich chocolate heiress, Babs Ballentyne, and her sensitive and bookish young daughter, Bettina. Babs plays by no one's rules: naked Christmas cards, lavish theme parties with lewd installations at her Lake Shore Drive penthouse, nocturnal visits from her married lover, who "admires her centerfold" while his wife sleeps at their nearby home.Bettina wants nothing more than to win her mother's affection and approval, both of which prove elusive. When she escapes to an elite New Hampshire prep school, Bettina finds that her unorthodox upbringing makes it difficult to fit in with her peers, one of whom happens to be the son of Babs's lover. As she struggles to forge an identity apart from her mother, Bettina walks a fine line between self-preservation and self-destruction.As funny as it is scandalous, The Chocolate Money is Mommie Dearest, Prep, and 50 Shades of Gray all rolled into one entertaining listen.

About the Author

Ashley Prentice Norton, the author of "The Chocolate Money," is a graduate of Exeter, Georgetown, and the creative writing program at New York University.

Tavia Gilbert, a multiple Audie Award nominee and "AudioFile" Earphones and Parent's Choice Award-winning producer, narrator, and writer, has appeared on stage and in film. She has narrated over two hundred multicast and solo voice audiobooks.

Praise For…

"A novel to make you laugh, cringe, and appreciate your mother." ---O, the Oprah Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452611372
ISBN-10: 1452611378
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Publication Date: December 24th, 2012
Language: English