Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him by Danielle Ganek is a relaxing romp through the New York contemporary art world. Although this book can be classified as gallerina chick-lit, it provides a light peek into the oft-intimidating white space of the commercial gallery. Most people within any given industry, vocation or calling are likely to take themselves all too seriously, but Ganek, a prolific art collector, pokes fun at all and sundry. The story is about a portrait by an artist who doesn't make it past his show's opening and the gallery assistant who watches it cast a spell on all who set eyes on it. An enjoyable read that is neither vicious nor dripping with saccharine.
Paperback, 288 pages. Plume, 2008. $11.20 at Amazon.