Economy got you down? Worried that things aren't getting any better? Well here, at long last, is a sign that things really are on their way back into the black. Beloved/reviled New York socialite Tinsley Mortimer is back on the scene! Yes, an honest-to-goodness socialite is preparing her American second act, which means we too will soon be Scrooge McDuck-style bathing in our own lost riches. Or, you know, it just means we're going to be reading a book by Tinsley Mortimer.
Mortimer's zenith was four or five years ago, back in Gawker's New York-centric heyday, when she became famous for going to parties, but also designed handbags, was big in Japan, and guested on Gossip Girl. But then, in 2010, she starred on The CW's reality show High Society, about a bunch of New York gadabouts, and it all went to hell. Everyone hated the show, Mortimer lost all her social standing, and, worst of all, the show chronicled her separation and eventual divorce from Robert "Topper" Mortimer, her true meal ticket into the stiff inner circle of Manhattan society (you see, Tinsley is from Virginia). Yes, Tinsley and Topper were no more and then so too was her reputation. All of a sudden Tinsley disappeared. Where to, nobody knows. But it doesn't matter anymore, because she's back!