This is a book I just finished reading last night. I wasn't too impressed.
The book, written by Galt Niederhoffer (who wrote and produced "Prozac Nation"), is about six sisters (ranging in ages 29 to 10) and their competitive nature to constantly out-do each other. Their father calls them to dinner at the beginning of the book and tells them whoever can prove they will do the family name proud and carry it on wins the family fortune to themselves.
First of all, the book was written in a dry way. Nothing was striking about the prose. I felt like I was reading the editorial form of the movie "The Anniversary Party," "Sideways" or "Garden State" (three of the WORST movies of all time.) There were parts where I was drawn in... Such as the end when you find out the youngest girl wasn't fathered by the patriarch running the contest, that the patriarch is the biological father of his ex-wife's adopted son, and that the father actually doesn't have a fortune to leave to his daughters. He made the whole contest up just to get them off their privledged asses and motivated to do him proud.
It was a disappointing read. I don't recommend it to anyone. Maybe it would transition well into a film, but it was difficult to really care about the characters in book form.