My Friend Anna

My Friend Anna

Sex and the City meets Catch Me if You Can in the astonishing true story of Anna Delvey, a young con artist posing as a German heiress in New York City?as told by the former Vanity Fair photo editor who got seduced by her friendship and then scammed out of more than $62,000....

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Title:My Friend Anna
Author:Rachel DeLoache Williams
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:My Friend Anna
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

My Friend Anna Reviews

  • Rachel Smalter Hall
    Jun 10, 2019
    This was everything I wanted it to be and more. Rachel took me on a JOURNEY. For those who didn't follow the Anna Delvey criminal case, here's the short version: Anna "Delvey" is a 28-year-old con artist who moved among the NYC fashion scene and was eventually convicted for fleecing ho...
  • vanessa
    Sep 01, 2019
    I read this book in less than 48 hours so it definitely helped alleviate this slump I've been feeling the past month with audiobooks I keep putting down. I knew this story before coming in (I will read anything about scammers) but this was still so engrossing and more detailed than wha...
  • Emily
    Jul 24, 2019
    Maybe going Dutch is a great idea? Such a crazy story! Loved it!! And appreciate down to earth friends ...
  • Stella
    Jul 22, 2019
    I was captivated by this story when I read the Vanity Fair article, so when I saw the author wrote a book, I was in! The story is nuts and the events seemed unbelievable as they unfolded. I couldn't figure out how the author was going to stretch it into a novel-sized book but I quickly...
  • flannery
    Jul 31, 2019
    This book is both extremely entertaining & extremely tedious, and includes CSI-level detail about what people were wearing, eating, drinking, whatever, and sentences like "The food was arranged buffet style to encourage socializing." The author takes pains to identify Anna Delvey a...
  • Tina
    Aug 15, 2019
    I started listening to this on Monday and was finished by Wednesday. I couldn?t turn away! I had never heard of the story of Anna Delvey, the fake German heiress that conned friends and banks out of over $250,000. The author is one of the friends she conned, and her story was absolut...
  • Katie
    Jul 29, 2019
    I struggled between two and three stars for this book. It was a really hard read, for reasons I'll outline, but at the end of the day, the juiciness of it tips it over into a three-star. A fast, easy read for summer, at least, even though it genuinely stressed me out and sort of disgus...
  • Meg
    Aug 18, 2019
    If you watched Brokedown Palace at a formative age and ended up with a lifelong fear of being wrongfully convicted of a crime in a foreign country then GOOD NEWS here?s a book to give your adult self brand new nightmare fuel that one day you?ll accidentally befriend a con artist an...
  • Julie
    Aug 18, 2019
    My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams is a 2019 Gallery Books publication. Several weeks ago, this book popped up on my radar by way of Book Riot. I seem to be on a true crime kick lately, so I checked the book out from the cloud library. Although it hardly lives up to the gus...
  • What Niki Reads
    Aug 01, 2019
    3.5/5 Rachel?s writing aptly demonstrated the anxiety she felt as a victim of Anna Delvey?s scams but also draws attention to the ambiguity that comes with the person who conned you being one of your best friends. She presents a really fair depiction of Anna, one that I found incr...
  • Lisa
    Aug 03, 2019
    Fascinating and gripping tale! This is probably the going to be my favorite book of 2019. It's so unputdownable. This is a must read for readers who love a "New Yorkers with problems" plot. Like listening in on really good gossip. As much as I enjoyed this I have enormous sympathy f...
  • BookOfCinz
    Sep 02, 2019
    Last year I read Bad Bloods: Secret and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up and I could not get over how Elizabeth Holmes pulled off one of the biggest scams of the 21st century. This year I randomly heard a news story about a fake German Heiress who scammed a lot of people and committ...
  • Jeanette
    Aug 10, 2019
    It is difficult to rate this book appropriately. My first evaluation was 2 stars. But then I thought about it enough after finishing to realize that the subject matter focus was better than that rating. And that the writing itself was minutia exact and self-exposure valid enough to war...
  • Rachel
    Aug 22, 2019
    Fake it till you make it...or get arrested for faking it. I?ve been intrigued with Anna ?Delvey? since I read the Vanity Fair article a while back. It blows my mind how someone could get away with this for so long. I?ve seen so much hate for the author & friend, Rache...
  • Anna-Karin Björklund
    Jul 25, 2019
    A real page turner! A story of being wronged by someone we care about - and on top of it also owed a lot of money. Rachel's words touched my heart, and this is definitely a book I'll re-read. ...
  • Samantha
    Aug 06, 2019
    I?m not sure how much interest the Anna Delvey story has garnered nationally, but New Yorkers like me have been captivated by it since he news of the ?fake heiress? first hit the papers. Though fascinating to follow via news outlets, the personal account presented here by Rac...
  • Kendra Mills
    Jul 31, 2019
    I had heard only vaguely of Anna Delvey before diving into this audiobook. I knew very few details about her scheming and conning, aside from one late-night Wikipedia binge. Rachel DeLoache Williams did a great job of balancing her personal experiences with Anna with more objective inv...
  • Yasmin ✨
    Jul 30, 2019
    That a person can go through all of this and still be so shallow and vain is incredible - in a bad way. I couldn't enjoy any of this because Williams is so busy trying appear like a saint. People are calling Anna a bad person, but jeez, did Williams learn anything at all from this?...
  • Shannon Kirk
    Aug 28, 2019
    That damn airport bookstore gets me every single time! As if my TBR wasn't already a mile high. I complain, but I got to say, that airport bookstore trap has rewarded me in such huge ways. It's how I found Karen Russell's MASTERPIECE Swamplandia!, Erin Morgenstern's CRAZY ADDICTIVE Nig...
  • Emily
    Jun 23, 2019
    I?ve been chewing on this book for a while. Not because I liked it, although I did like it, but because of its unbearable bleakness. Look, this book was always bound to be bleak despite the tawdry true-crime appeal of Anna Delvey. But I truly could not have anticipated a more demoral...
  • Corinna See
    Jul 26, 2019
    I?ve been reading a lot of memoirs lately, and as soon as I knew that Rachel DeLoache Williams was writing a book about her experience with the infamous Anna Delvey (Anna Sorokin), I pre-ordered it?and it didn?t disappoint. I first learned of Anna Delvey while reading an article ...
  • bookedconfidential
    Aug 05, 2019
    So many conflicting thoughts on this one, but here are my rough thoughts after finishing the audiobook about 5 minutes ago. I had a really hard time sympathizing with this narrator. She often seemed the picture of privilege and her lack of boundaries is not as interrogated as I would h...
  • Stephanie Pennington
    Aug 10, 2019
    3.5 stars. I didn?t love this book or what happened to these real life people but I do highly recommend any young adult to read this! Having a daughter I hope she wouldn?t fall for this scam but I can see where in the moment they can get wrapped up in this lifestyle and make bad de...
  • Curren Robbins
    Aug 01, 2019
    Ugh, I did indeed like this book but there are some issues that I am still wrapping my head around. I was amped to read it, primarily because I had followed the story after reading The Cut article last year. My issues with this book begin with it be extremely New York centric. I hav...
  • Alexandrea Jarvis
    Aug 27, 2019
    Review to come ...
  • claire elizabeth
    Aug 07, 2019
    3.5! did not think this book would have enough to say for its length, but it does! a lil reminiscent of bad blood- really think linds & steph will enjoy the audio book as it is read by the author! lmk?? ...
  • Jen McDermott
    Jul 29, 2019
    Fascinating story but I found the author a little annoying (as sorry for her situation as I was). She spent a lot of time setting up that she wasn't that invested in the friendship in the first place; lots of things Anna did / said apparently made her uncomfortable, but they hung out a...
  • Elizabeth
    Aug 15, 2019
    The real mystery here is how someone managed to keep her job assisting with photoshoots at VF and get a book deal after being scammed by an obvious con artist (Anna is supposed to come across as malevolent but she mostly seems like someone who acted like she had money and rode that wav...
  • Dion Lim
    Jul 28, 2019
    The first part of this book was interesting as it was fast-paced and painted a fascinating picture of how complex Anna the con-artist was. The relationship she had with the author, Rachel Williams was complex as well, and as Rachel recalled dining and drinking at fancy restaurants and ...
  • Jane
    Jul 26, 2019
    Ms Williams was a parasite who leeched onto Anna for her money. Women like Ms Williams are called fake friends; she's only there for the money. Friendship is about sharing and splitting the bills. Bottom line: friendship is about 50:50. However in Ms Williams' case, it was only take, t...