A modern woman has it all, loses it all, and learns how to live and love in a mad world of wealth and worship Sheâ€™s the goddess of hearth and home, Americaâ€™s millionaire media maven of domesticity, Connecticutâ€™s most dazzling hostess, and everything in her world must be perfectâ€”except that Maggie Darlingâ€™s enviable life has suddenly gone off the rails. Amid the extravagant buffets of a Yuletide bash for two hundred, she spies her scoundrel investment banker husband Kenneth slipping out of a powder room behind creamy young Laura Wilkie. He is, shall we say, not forgiven. Matrimonial meltdown launches Maggie on a year of romance and misadventure, including a Venetian fling with British rock star Frederick Swann, entanglement with the gangsta rap group Chill Az Def, and a fiendish seduction byâ€”of all peopleâ€”her dashing book editor, Harold Hamish, amid the trappings of a Vermont country weekend complete with fly rods and really good chardonnay. Meanwhile, a sniper is on the loose along the suburban freeways, and the Businessmenâ€™s Lunch Posse is robbing the patrons of Manhattanâ€™s four-star restaurants, and famous friends are losing their heads on Central Park West. Can Maggie brilliantly resolve the collapse of civilization as we wish we knew it? Maggie Darling is a hilarious and perfectly refreshing modern novel of manners.