My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress

My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress

Vanity Fair photo editor Rachel DeLoache Williams’s new friend Anna Delvey, a self-proclaimed German heiress, was worldly and ambitious. She was also generous. When Anna proposed an all-expenses-paid trip to Marrakech, Rachel jumped at the chance. But when Anna’s credit cards mysteriously stopped working, the dream vacation quickly took a dark turn. Anna asked Rachel to begin fronting costs—first for flights, then meals and shopping, and, finally, for their $7,500-per-night private villa. Before Rachel knew it, more than $62,000 had been charged to her credit cards. Anna swore she would reimburse Rachel the moment they returned to New York.

Back in Manhattan, the repayment never materialized, and a shocking pattern of deception emerged. Rachel learned that Anna had left a trail of deceit—and unpaid bills—wherever she’d been. Mortified, Rachel contacted the district attorney, and in a stunning turn of events, found herself helping to bring down one of the city’s most notorious con artists.

Title:My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781982114091
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    My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress Reviews

  • Katie

    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 ...

  • Julie

    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 c...

  • Elizabeth

    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 malev...

  • Yasmin ?

    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 ...

  • Kim ~ It?s All About the Thrill

    This was just kind of ....ummm meh for me...Not sure exactly why. Probably because I let some personal opinions take over- just as the author had predicted would happen with some readers.Your new BFF ...

  • Emily

    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 t...

  • Julie Christine

    What a short, strange trip it's been. Quick read, a little sad, a lot icky. Although I have not read the viral Vanity Fair article by Ms. Williams that launched this book, I have a feeling My Friend A...

  • Jane

    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. Bot...

  • Dennis

    I am completely shocked that My Friend Anna is a real story! This non-fiction book has been optioned for a Netflix show, produced by Shonda Rhimes. I read My Friend Anna in ONE SITTING folks, one sitt...

  • Nick Jensen

    A frustratingly empty tale of a naive and common-senseless person who, despite being in her late 20s, still doesn't know how credit cards work or how to Google "tips for traveling abroad." Nobody with...