The Devil Wears Prada
by Lauren Weisberger
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Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job "a million girls would die for." Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, Andrea finds herself in an office that shouts Prada! Armani! Versace! at every turn, a world populated by stylish women and beautiful men. With breathtaking ease, Miranda can turn each and every one of these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child. The Devil Wears Prada gives a rich and hilarious new meaning to "the boss from Hell." Narrated in Andrea's smart, refreshingly disarming voice, it traces a deep, dark, devilish view of life at the top only hinted at in gossip columns. From sending the latest, not-yet-in-stores Harry Potter to Miranda's children in Paris by private jet, to serving lattes to Miranda at precisely the piping hot temperature she prefers, Andrea is sorely tested each and every day - and often late into the night. She puts up with it all by keeping her eyes on the prize: a recommendation from Miranda that will get Andrea a top job at any magazine of her choosing. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, however, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether the job is worth the price of her soul.
All I can say u must read wish there was a sequel
Abridged version - lackluster reading
I've read the book many times so I'm familiar with the storyline. I was shocked as I listened realizing that there were pieces missing and scenes skipped over so I finally pulled out my paperback and sure enough, this is a severely abridged version of the story (though nothing in the description says it's abridged).
I was excited about having a known actress, Rachel Leigh Cook, do the reading. I figured that since she was an actress that she would convey the emotions and drama of the story - not so. It was very dry and bland. The only voice that she attempted to differeniate was that of Miranda's, and then it was only periodic. She does, however, do a nice job on the French accent during the portion they're in France.
Overall - great book, great story, very poor reading.