One-percenter Richard Kirshenbaum’s wild life could become TV series

Richard Kirshenbaum
Richard Kirshenbaum

When LLNYC attended Richard Kirshenbaum’s spectacular book launch party at the Lotus Club, rumors were being spread around the room that the book, “Isn’t That Rich: Life Among the 1%,” would soon be attempted into a television series. That rumor is now one step closer to becoming reality.

Ben Silverman and Suretone Picture’s Jordan Schur have acquired the rights to Richard Kirshenbaum’s monthly New York Observer column and 2015 follow-up essay collection, according to MSN.

Silverman and Schur have tapped TV writer Amy Harris for the project. Harris is of course best known for her work on Sex and the City, Gossip Girl and The Carrie Diaries.

Kirshenbaum’s book is a collection of stories lampooning real-life characters that haunt the co-ops of Park Avenue — when they aren’t poolside in the Hamptons or St. Barts.

He might be the “hottest thing since ‘Sex in the City,’” an editor at the New York Observer told Luxury Listings NYC at the book soiree last.