“Call me shallow. I want to laugh. I want to bring joy. I want to provide entertainment.” Kevin Kwan, bestselling author
One thing that’s positive during these difficult times of isolating, is the complete eruption of zoom interviews. I got to attend a talk with Kevin Kwan of CRAZY RICH ASIANS fame about his new book, SEX and VANITY (Doubleday) and what a delight it was. Kevin is as engaging and entertaining as one would expect.
Kevin says he “writes what he wants to read,” that its urban rom-com. He’s writes about the rich and famous.
SEX and VANITY is a love letter to one of the cities he loves, New York. It’s the first of another trilogy visiting NYY, London and Paris.
SEX and VANITY takes place on the island of Capri, Kevin’s favorite place in the world. He is the king of satirizing the uber-rich.In SEX and VANITY a woman finds herself torn between two men, the WASPy fiand of her family’s dreams and a man she will do just about anything NOT to fall in love with. Kevin’s descriptions of extravaganzas are a dream during this time of isolation and anxiety. Kevin is unmatched when it comes to name-dropping luxury brands and enjoying fame, fortune and utlimately following your heart.
For those wanting to write their own novel, Kevin’s secret to success is the following: write 8am-1, do all his social media stuff and write again from 4-8pm. “It’s a job and I’ve never missed a deadline.
And yes, the film rights have already been sold. Can’t wait to see the movie!
KEVIN KWAN is the author of Crazy Rich Asians, the international bestselling novel that has been translated into more than 30 languages. Its sequel, China Rich Girlfriend, was released in 2015, and Rich People Problems, the final book in the trilogy, followed in 2017. For several weeks in 2018, the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy commanded the top three positions of the New York Times bestseller list – an almost unprecedented single-author trifecta, and the film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians became Hollywood’s highest grossing romantic comedy in over a decade. In 2018, Kevin was named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
We’re lucky to have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us which “Rich” book is your favorite out of the trilogy. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
GIVEAWAY: USA only please