24-Karat Kids: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jun 13, 2006 - Fiction - 292 pages
33 Reviews
Meet Dr. Shelley Green - newly minted pediatrician.  After graduating medical school at the top of her class, Shelley is hired by Madison Pediatrics, the Upper East Side's most exclusive practice.  Suddenly this self-described 'schlumpy girl from Jackson Heights' is thrown into the world of the rich, famous, and very neurotic.  Her life is about to change in a big way.   
 
Hyper-parenting has reached epidemic proportions -- and Madison Pediatrics is its over-privileged epicenter.  Shelley, a superb doctor with a kid-friendly touch and a genius for diagnosis, quickly becomes the Upper East Side's latest must-have accessory, the darling of the fabulously-wealthy-with-kids crowd.  Now she's slimming down, dressing up in Fendi and Prada, and weekending in the Hamptons.  No wonder Arthur - her adorable schoolteacher fiancé - is baffled. 
 
Enter Josh Potter - blueblood hunk who never seems to have his checkbook around.  What he does have is charm, connections, and enough sex appeal to set Shelley's head spinning.  Before long, Shelley's plate is way too full:  men and medicine, elite nursery schools and rooftop swimming pools.  Can she handle it all without losing her soul?  Find out in this delicious dose of fiction that brims with acerbic wit, dead-on satire, and finally, poignancy and heart.
 
  

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User Review  - Mirielle Korting - Goodreads

This book was very funny and I loved the characters! Read full review

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Pediatrician figures out that everything isn't golden amongst the fabulous Manhattan set. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Dr. Judy Goldstein is one of the leading pediatricians in Manhattan, and has appeared in New York magazine’s “The Best Doctors in New York” in 1999, 2000, 2003, and 2005.  She was selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” in 2005 and 2006.  She has a thriving Upper East Side practice.
 
Sebastian Stuart’s first novel was The Mentor.  He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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