I just lost my whole little blurb because of my stupid trackpad. GRRRRRRRRR!!!!
Anyway, I am enjoying this. Wharton is doing an excellent job of portraying the society and letting us the readers decide how much is ridiculous. Glad that she decided to not go the route of biting satire. That can be hard to like, even if you agree. And if you don't agree, well, nothing more need be said.
My one beef is with the book edition itself. I'm reading a Barnes & Noble Classics edition. The footnotes are just fine, as they're right on the bottom of the page, but the notations [ie, *5*, etc] are at the back of the book. I'm not interrupting my read to read some blather that the contributor feels compelled to add.