When Rachel DeLoache Williams met Anna Delvey in early 2016, she was struck by her confidence and nonchalance in the face of poverty. After months of being friends, Anna persuaded Rachel to cosign a loan for her business venture. But as investigators closed in on Anna’s deceptions and arrest—paving the way for Rachel’s own involvement in the headlines—Rachel came to realize that she had not only been scammed out of thousands of dollars but also thrust into a high-profile criminal case destined for tabloid fodder. In this voyeuristic tell-all, fueled by greed, delusion, and misplaced trust, we follow two women as their lives intersect against an ever-changing New York City backdrop: from exclusive clubs to courtrooms; from uptown penthouses to downtown dungeons; from paradise beaches in Morocco to gritty streetscapes in Germany. With unyielding honesty and whip-smart prose (plus never before seen photos), My Friend Anna delivers an intimate glimpse at what happens when scandalous behavior spirals dangerously outward.”.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in celebrity gossip, true crime stories and financial scams.
- The story is gripping and well written
- The author provides an intimate glimpse into the mind of a woman scammed by her friend
- There are never before seen photos in the book
- It glamorizes being scammed and conned.
- It could be triggering for people who have been scammed in the past.
- The author profits off of someone else’s exploitation.”
Learn more about the author
Rachel DeLoache Williams is a journalist who has written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and other publications. She lives in New York City.
“This book provides an inside look at the scam of a lifetime pulled by Anna Delvey. As someone who was conned by her, Rachel DeLoache Williams offers up all the details with stunning clarity and insight. A fascinating read for anyone interested in true crime or tales of deception.”
“Williams offers a tantalizing, cautionary tale of the dangers inherent in young women’s friendships with other ambitious women and shows convincingly how Delvey was both aided and foiled by her own quest for glamour.”
“I could not put this book down! A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the Anna Delvey scandal. Rachel is a fantastic narrator, and I applaud her for coming out with this story.”
“Williams has crafted a true-crime page-turner as juicy as any novel. . .”