Sex and the City meets Catch Me if You Can in the astonishing true story of Anna Delvey, a young con artist posing as a German heiress in New York City—as told by the former Vanity Fair photo editor who got seduced by her friendship and then scammed out of more than $62,000.
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—picking up the tab for lavish dinners at Le Coucou, infrared sauna sessions at HigherDOSE, drinks at the 11 Howard Library bar, and regular workout sessions with a celebrity personal trainer.
When Anna proposed an all-expenses-paid trip to Marrakech at the five-star La Mamounia hotel, 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.
With breathless pacing and in-depth reporting from the person who experienced it firsthand, My Friend Anna is an unforgettable true story of money, power, greed, and female friendship.
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Anna Delvey was a gorgeous German heiress who captivated New York’s social scene—until her 2017 arrest on multiple counts of grand larceny, when she was revealed to be Russian-born con artist Anna Sorokin. Vanity Fair photo editor Rachel DeLoache Williams was a close friend of Anna’s, until the two women’s impulsive vacation to Marrakech saddled Williams with $60,000 in credit card debt. Williams’ story of falling for Anna’s party girl charms is laid out with surprisingly little bitterness or self-recrimination. Instead, My Friend Anna reads like someone dishing about a crazy life experience over cocktails at a trendy Manhattan hotspot.
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Incredible!!! A must read!!!
I read it in a week and couldn’t put it down!!! A real and raw modern day tale of trust and friendship and the unfortunate lies and deceit that followed. Rachel does a sensational job at expressing her voice in an authentic way that pulls you in hanging on her every word.
A true work of art. Honest. Endearing. Raw. Well done, Rachel. I finished this in one day. This book is a must read.