Seven-Year National Nightmare Is Over: Holly Peterson’s Back In Print

When we last checked in with Holly Peterson, she had just released her debut novel, “The Manny,” a book about a rich Upper East Side woman who has an affair with her male nanny. Her father, Pete Peterson, was still working at Blackstone, the firm he founded with Steve Schwarzman. Her then-husband, Rick Kimball, Jr., was still working at Goldman Sachs. Fast forward seven years and much has changed. The elder Peterson has retired. Holly and Rick are no longer together. Rick is no longer with Goldman Sachs, possibly on account of the “naked-themed” Halloween party and “series of” topless backyard barbecues, though perhaps simply because of his newfound passion for hangover prevention ventures.

Yes, much has changed. But, comfortingly so, much has stayed the same. For example, the subject matter of Holly’s latest book, which was a topic of discussion in the Hamptons this week and whose plot can apparently be summed up as “a lotta sex.” Plus! “A stock-fixing scheme.” Bloomberg reports:

Kuczynski, who’s married to private investor Charles Stevenson, asked Peterson if the husband character, Wade, was based on her ex-husband, Richard A. Kimball Jr., a former senior managing director at Goldman Sachs who is currently the chief strategy and growth officer of Accretive Health. Her answer: only to the extent that the woman he’s married to has, as she did, fallen in love with the idea of him. “He isn’t Wade, but he did provide fodder for what is love,” Peterson said. She then recounted her personal romantic history of attraction to “transgressive types,” like the “guy who smokes pot and still gets As.” She was usually exuberant and passionate for this type of person at the beginning of a relationship, and would later realize they didn’t have a lot to talk about…In one scene, an MBA student working as a prostitute is compared to a woman who has married for money. “When you marry for money, you work for it every day,” Peterson said. As an example, she mentioned the oversight required to maintain five homes…Peterson’s home in the Hamptons was a gift from her father, and includes a great room she has no idea what to do with, she said.

Now that Holly’s got two under her belt, what’s it gonna take to get Kimball to sit down in his home office and put pen to paper? And what does everyone think of “Rick Kimball’s Guide To Entertaining”?

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19 Responses to “Seven-Year National Nightmare Is Over: Holly Peterson’s Back In Print”

  1. Parabolic says:

    CYNK – no revenue, one employee yet the stock is going parabolic – up 36000%

  2. Hobbes says:

    Upon first glance, AAA-rated, would nail multiple times.

    Further investigation produces a feeling of nausea and disgust.

    In other words, a perfect candidate for a beer goggles induced hook-up.

  3. Where's Goggle? says:

    I do believe I would still give her a bit of the ole grunt and wiggle…

  4. Quant me maybe... says:

    This is why I've adopted the life strategy of never making enough money to leave my children with anything.

  5. Captain Oblivious says:

    I would just to treat her like shit and never call her again. Double bagging of course

  6. guestie says:

    Her novel title is autobiographical as well.

  7. guest says:

    if she's the daughter of a billionaire, then was it kimball who technically married for money?

  8. Guest says:

    The worst nightmare of a pussy chasing, manchild ex-investment banker is when your ex-wife decides to write a book of "fiction". The second worst nightmare is when she has a fuckton of family money and can keep writing books to her hearts content.

  9. guest says:

    I just saw her in the new Transformers movie. She was good.

  10. Guesteban says:

    Yes, Holly: maintaining five homes is almost the exact same thing as working the streets.