Judith Krantz's I'll Take Manhattan
I'll Take Manhattan takes you into the high stakes world of magazine publishing, and weaves a dazzling tale of love and betrayal. Meet Krantz's most joyous character - the sensual Maxi Amberville (Valerie Bertinelli), an uninhibited woman who unexpectedly discovers that she must abandon her life of pleasure to save her family.
The gorgeous, flamboyant Maxi, at twenty-nine has already discarded three husbands on two continents. Her life is a stream of endless gratification in her lavish Trump Tower apartment - until her widowed mother marries the brother of her dead father, who died under suspicious circumstances. Her uncle plots to sell her father's magazine empire, to destroy his memory. This turns Maxi's lust for living into a passionate quest for revenge.
Maxi takes over the small weekly Buttons and Bows...gathering her hot-blooded ex-husband, sassy daughter and a small group of devoted members of her father's team. Risking all, Maxi creates B&B, the most reader friendly women's magazine in the country that, despite her uncle, becomes a huge success. Here is a dramatic story of family, ambition, revenge, and an unforgettable woman who changes from a playgirl, to a dynamic and caring heroine.