Darien Library and Barrett Bookstore welcome Erica Katz as she discusses her first novel, The Boys’ Club.
Erica Katz’s The Boys' Club is a razor-sharp debut novel that brilliantly captures today’s cultural spirit. Taking readers inside one of the world’s most prestigious and high-powered law firms, this incisive page-turner—already optioned for Netflix by producers of “Spotlight”, “Maniac”, and “The OA”—offers a nuanced portrait, informed by the author’s own professional experiences in a Manhattan law firm, of the misogyny and sexual dynamics pervasive in corporate America.
“Fans of books and films like The Devil Wears Prada, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Our Little Racketwill be entertained by the high-powered hijinks at Klasko & Fitch. . . . Nodding to current events, Katz provides a convincing argument for the power of #MeToo while showing that many industries still have a long way to go. . . . With this fascinating look inside the skyscrapers and behind the boardroom doors, Katz puts BigLaw on trial.” —Booklist
About The Boys' Club
Fresh out of Harvard Law, Alex Vogel has abandoned her do-gooder impulses and accepted a much-coveted associate position at the Manhattan office of Klasko & Fitch, one of the most prestigious law firms in the world. Always an achiever who embraces a challenge, Alex is ready to take on her peers in the highly competitive associate program that matches new attorneys with their dream slots based on performance and their hunger to succeed.
While she first steers clear of the legendary Mergers & Acquisitions department, where she has heard women are set up to fail, Alex quickly catches the attention of some of the M&A titans. While she finds herself working harder than she ever imagined, she also enjoys the luxury perks of the job. But the clients seem to expect more and more of her, and she becomes privy to inside knowledge about the relationship between the firm and its largest financial client. Her conscience starts niggling at her—then one night, something happens that makes it impossible for her to continue to ignore the toxic underpinnings. Called to action, she puts everything on the line to reveal the truth.
The Boys’ Club is an insider’s exposé wrapped in a deliciously propulsive fictional narrative.
About the Author
Erica Katz is the pseudonym for a graduate of The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Columbia Law School who began her career at a major Manhattan law firm. A native of New Jersey, she now lives in New York City, where she’s employed at another large law firm. The Boys’ Club is her first novel.