Bloomberg’s Youngest Daughter Dishes Family Dirt?
6:26 pm, May 31st | by Amy Tennery
Georgina Bloomberg, the younger of Mayor Mike’s two daughters, has released a new young-adult novel called “The A Circuit,” according to the New York Times. The book is, officially, fiction. But the Times (and, it would seem, anyone who can get a copy) is convinced there’s plenty of truth woven in:
The father figure, Rick Aaronson, is a blunt-talking Wall Street billionaire who lives in a Manhattan town house and “owns half of New York.” His older daughter, Callie, is an Ivy League graduate with a passion for politics. And his younger daughter, Thomasina, or Tommi, is an award-winning equestrian who chafes at her father’s expectations of a traditional career.
Obscenely wealthy Manhattanite dad? Check. Young, rebellious daughter who picks a career in horseback riding, much to her father’s chagrin? Check. Overachieving older sister? Check. Horribly awkward interview with the Times that obliterates any chance of covering up the characters’ inspiration… Oh, huge check:
Asked whether the character of Rick Aaronson, the billionaire businessman who has a standing tennis date with the mayor, was based on her father, she fumbled with her coffee cup, which landed on its saucer with a clatter, and erupted into nervous laughter.
“Yes, O.K., a lot of people could see similarities,” she said, adding that she was trying to write about a young person proving herself to her family. “I think that’s something that hopefully people see as kind of a universal idea, not just something that’s, oh, this is about Georgina and her father.”
Georgina said she didn’t ask for her dad’s approval, although we can’t imagine there’s anything too damning in the book… right? Okay, yea, we’re going to go buy our copy right now.