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If you just finished watching Inventing Anna on Netflix, you’re probably looking for the Inventing Anna book or some similar books to read.  Well, you’re in luck!  We’re answering your questions and providing all the book recommendations to keep you entertained and hooked until the very last page.

What is Inventing Anna?

Inventing Anna is a limited series about Anna Delvey, real name Anna Sorokin, who managed to trick her way into New York City’s elite social scene and convince them she was a German heiress.

Is there a book based on Inventing Anna?

Inventing Anna is an American television miniseries created and produced by Shonda Rhimes that was inspired by the story of Anna Sorokin and the article in New York titled “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People” by Jessica Pressler.

Who wrote the book about Inventing Anna?

Rachel DeLoache Williams wrote the book My Friend Anna, which was published in 2019.  In the Inventing Anna television miniseries, Rachel is played by Katie Lowes.

Did Rachel write a book about Anna?

Yes.  Rachel DeLoache Williams first documented her encounters with Delvey in a 2018 essay for Vanity Fair.  She later wrote about her experiences in a book entitled My Friend Anna, published in 2019.

Was there a book written by Anna Sorokin?

In 2022, Anna Sorokin signed a deal with Bunim/Murray Productions to star in a reality television series about her life after prison.  She is also working on a book and a podcast about her time in jail.

My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress by Rachel DeLoache Williams

My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress by Rachel DeLoache Williams

The astonishing true story of Anna Delvey, a young con artist posing as an heiress in New York City–as told by the former Vanity Fair photo editor and friend of Delvey’s, who was scammed out of more than $62,000 and is featured as a character in the Netflix series Inventing Anna.

5 Books Like Inventing Anna

Cover Story by Susan Rigetti

Cover Story by Susan Rigetti

A captivating novel about an ambitious young woman who gets trapped in a charismatic con artist’s scam.

Composed of diary entries, emails, FBI correspondence, and more, Cover Story is a fresh, fun, and wholly original novel that takes readers deep into the codependency and deceit found in a relationship built on power imbalance and lies.

Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen

Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen

The story of two Asian American women who band together to grow a counterfeit handbag scheme into a global enterprise–an incisive and glittering blend of fashion, crime, and friendship.

Fake by Erica Katz

Fake by Erica Katz

From the author of The Boys’ Club, a gripping novel set in the high-stakes world of art forgery that moves across the globe, from the trendy art galleries of Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood to the high-flying international art fairs of Hong Kong.

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li

A heist novel inspired by the true story of Chinese art vanishing from Western museums; about diaspora, the colonization of art, and the complexity of the Chinese American identity.

The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

Finally, we have Emma.  The novel follows the titular character, Emma Woodhouse, as she meddles in the love lives of those around her.  Emma is determined to play matchmaker, but her well-intentioned interference often results disastrously.  Emma is a funny and lighthearted read that will keep you entertained from beginning to end.

Do you have any other suggestions for books to read after watching Inventing Anna?  Let us know in the comments!

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