Coming Out

Coming Out Olympia Crawford Rubinstein has a busy legal career a solid marriage and a way of managing her thriving family with grace humor and boundless energy With twin daughters finishing high school a so

  • Title: Coming Out
  • Author: Danielle Steel
  • ISBN: 9780385338325
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Olympia Crawford Rubinstein has a busy legal career, a solid marriage, and a way of managing her thriving family with grace, humor, and boundless energy With twin daughters finishing high school, a son at Dartmouth, and a kindergartner from her second marriage, there seems to be no challenge to which Olympia cannot rise Until one sunny day in May, when she opens an invitOlympia Crawford Rubinstein has a busy legal career, a solid marriage, and a way of managing her thriving family with grace, humor, and boundless energy With twin daughters finishing high school, a son at Dartmouth, and a kindergartner from her second marriage, there seems to be no challenge to which Olympia cannot rise Until one sunny day in May, when she opens an invitation for her daughters to attend the most exclusive coming out ball in New York and chaos erupts all around her One twin s excitement is balanced by the other s outrage her previous husband s profound snobbism is in sharp contrast to her current husband s flat refusal to attend For Olympia s husband, Harry, whose parents survived the Holocaust, the idea of a blue blood debutante ball is abhorrent Her daughter Veronica, a natural born rebel, agrees while Veronica s identical twin, Virginia, is already shopping for the perfect dress Then there s Olympia s ex, an insufferable snob, who sees the ball as the perfect opportunity for a family feud And amid all the hubbub, Olympia s college age son, Charlie, is facing a turning point in his life and may need his mother than ever But despite it all, Olympia is determined to steer her family through the event until, just days before the cotillion, things begin to unravel with alarming speed From a son s crisis to a daughter s heartbreak, from a case of the chicken pox to a political debate raging in her household, Olympia is on the verge of surrender And that is when, in a series of startling choices and changes of heart, family, friends, and even a blue haired teenager all find a way to turn a night of calamity into an evening of magic As old wounds are healed, barriers are shattered and new traditions are born, and a debutante ball becomes a catalyst for change, revelation, acceptance, and love In a novel that is by turns profound, poignant, moving, and warmly funny, Danielle Steel tells the story of an extraordinary family finding new ways of letting go, stepping up, and coming out the ways that matter most.

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    1. I was having a lazy Boxing Day at home (we are normally on holidays at the beach, but this year it's not meant to be) while the kids were playing music, cricket, playing on their phones and with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They're used to their mum reading while they are having fun. I continued on with another current read but realised I needed something lighter, so I put that one down. I went straight to my two big bags full of Danielle Steel books - thank you Brenda for these! This one did t [...]

    2. thank you for wasting my time, my money, and thank you so much for cutting off trees to publish this book .

    3. When I was in high school I never enjoyed partying with my friends even school parties. Not because I'm an outcast but because of the eyes that looking at you from top to bottom. I don't like it when people looking at me especially strangers and I don't like to mingle with the crowd. My prom experience? Well, it was a disaster, I don't know what to wear and I don't like what my mother suggested. It was the worst nightmare I ever had when I was in high school, stupid, that I nearly decided not to [...]

    4. Coming Outالتحررتدور أحداث هذه الرواية عن تلك العائلة الكبيرة , التي على الرغم من اختلاف أفرادها في الانتماءات والاتجاهات وربما الديانات أيضاً إلا أنها تحافظ على تماسكها ومحبتها وكأي فرقة موسيقية تحتاج إلى مايسترو يقودها , ويوجه أفرادها وآلاتها للحصول على الأداء السليمكانت هذه [...]

    5. I'd never read a Danielle Steel, and I wanted to try one. Now I know. This book reads like she did some free writing in preparation for a novel, and then her publishers grabbed it, spell checked it, and shipped it off to bookstores. It's almost unreadable.

    6. I picked this up as a book to read for the Eurostar trip; and I must say I was disappointed. While I expected a tumultuous voyage of emotions and fights, it was very well, tame. It emphasised the positive points of each character too much, leaving nothing to the reader's own interpretation. While I am no stranger to easy reads, this book seemed to jump into my mind and kick out any of my own thoughts about the characters, replacing it with Steele's over explained points.The ending seemed to fall [...]

    7. I’ll be honest; I’m not a Steel neophyte. Back in 1990 at the tender age of 17, I read Kaleidoscope and I remember enjoying it. However, the experience of reading a Danielle Steel novel at the wizened age of 41 was a less agreeable experience. I pondered what I could possibly say in a review of Coming Out that hasn’t already been said in other reviews. Aside from the five star reviews that inexplicably appear on (please contact me, if you think Coming Out is five stars, I have books recom [...]

    8. This rich, white, privileged lady named Olympia wants her two daughters to participate in a coming out ball that is only open to other rich, white, privileged people. Her Jewish husband is the voice of reason and flat out refuses to attend. But, Olympia won't give up, especially when a Jewish person and a black person tell her it's ok for her to support the racist function.The basic premise of this book is interesting, how society is constantly changing and what was once commonplace (exclusion b [...]

    9. The people in this book are well educated middle upper class, or even "blue blooded". The young people go to Europe in summer and meet the rest of the family who holidays in St. Tropez, Monaco etc. etc.An invitation for heroine Olympia's twin daughters to a coming out ball is the main issue in the book and becomes a huge family problem. Not the most serious situation for a family to deal with since coming out balls is a rather old fashioned upper class affair; even if the twins are from a previo [...]

    10. إنها المرة الرابعة التّى أقرأ فيها لدانيال ستيل ،والمرة الثانية التّى تصدمني فيها بعمل ليس له قيمه .فبعدما صُدِمت برواية الملاك الحارس كانت هذه الرواية هي القشة التّى قصمت ظهر البعير .لا أظن نفسي سأقرأ لها على الأقل الأن ،وما حدث فى هذه الرواية كان هو أنها الرواية الثانية ال [...]

    11. Before you lambast me, this was a "stretch goal". Something WAAAAYYY outside my normal genre. This is an author I had always disregarded and bashed, but I figured I should read at least one of her books otherwise I'm being an uninformed hypocrite. I was going for the smut she's known for and apparently picked the exact wrong book because there was none. Then again, maybe it was the right one because I could judge it solely on it's writing merit.And. it was ok. It was 115 pages, so easily read in [...]

    12. I picked this book up purely because I had never read a Danelle Steel novel before. I figured that I should try considering she is a best selling novelist and this book looked harmless enough.I must say that I was disappointed. It wasn't the language; I had expected it to have some. It also wasn't the topic that let me down, it was the writing style. I found something lacking. I had a hard time putting my finger on it at first, but I think it might be the way she "told" the story more than "show [...]

    13. Truly, this book is not good. It is written from the perspective of Olympia, the mother of 4. Her twin girls are invited to attend a coming out gala with New York's upper society. Everything in the book has to do with preparing for the ball and the struggles of getting everyone there. (Seriously, was this an important enough topic to write a book about?) Oh and it deals with the 'political' struggles of organizations that do not include all demographics, teenagers who get tattoos, and being gay [...]

    14. I am not going to dwell too much on this review. I was very disappointed in this book. The characters never developed enough for me--they were very flat--no depth at all. In a nut shell, Olympia, mother to twins Veronica & Virginia was a southern debutante and now it is time for her daughters to "come out" in the formal debutante ball. Olympia's husband, Harry (the step-father) who is Jewish and a big-wig judge is totally appalled by the idea of the gathering and presenting of these W.hite A [...]

    15. As the book released in 2006 it is a far cry from being up-to-date or even close to it from the perspective of what a parent faces problem wise from their children now in 2015. It is however, despite being "dated" in it's realism a pretty interesting story about a family who faces a few unforeseen pitfalls that nearly send the mother into a nervous breakdown before things turn around at the end.Have not read a book by Danielle Steel in many years but this one is pretty solid and as contemporary [...]

    16. I read this book in one sitting during the week. I've enjoyed Ms. Steel's most recent workmuch more (44 Charles Street, Hotel Vendome). Nevertheless, the story was enjoyable. The author is excellent in creating a plot and the pace in which to move it along, but Ioften wish for more compelling dialogue between the characters as they deal with dufficult situations.

    17. This novel was also recommanded from a friend. I liked it more than the other two. Anyway, I think I won't read for Danielle Steel any more.

    18. I listened to the audiobook and it was a nice listen. A typical Danielle Steele book. And I enjoy her books :)

    19. coming out is an unforgettable book for agesIt elaborates the story of a family, which after too many tough times spend in their lives the come together living a happy lifeuntil invitation comes at their house and breaks every bond tight up till now.It is a deep story with a lot of flagrance and it's just a fun book to get into.

    20. A surprisingly good book!At first I was disappointed in the title of the book. I couldn't believe it was about the daughters' "coming out" ball. I loved how the story ended. Danielle Steel is a great author!

    21. No suspense in this book!The book did not have an interesting story line. No twists and turns and no suspense. Just boring. What happened to the suspenseful novels of Danielle Steele? So sad

    22. I was looking for a very quick read, and that was what I got and that is the only good thing I can say about this book.

    23. I feel like this book lacked so much. Drama. Action. Emotion. Story. Maybe I've just outgrown Danielle Steel.

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