When Beth arrives
in D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles,
the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer.
At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They
leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once
they realize Beth doesn’t work in politics, they smile blandly and turn
away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House
staffer named Jimmy, and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become
inseparable, coordinating brunches, birthdays, and long weekends away.
But as Jimmy’s star rises higher and higher, the couples’ friendship—and
Beth’s relationship with Matt—is threatened by jealousy, competition,
and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest
portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most
beloved writers. Summary Amazon.com