The Devil Wears Prada
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A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses.
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 impossibly thin, heart-wrenchingly stylish women and beautiful men clad in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and tight leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. 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 complaints about “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 and over Cosmopolitans at the trendiest cocktail parties. From sending the latest, not-yet-in-stores Harry Potter to Miranda’s children in Paris by private jet, to locating an unnamed antique store where Miranda had at some point admired a vintage dresser, 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 with orders barked over the phone. 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 or not the job is worth the price of her soul.
From the Hardcover edition.
Publishers Weekly Review
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Devil Wears Prada
Love this book! It's better then the movie! I wish I would have read this prior to seeing the movie!
I have to be honest, I didn't finish the book. I couldn't take it any longer. Terrible!!! I picked it up thinking it would be similar to my favorite series (Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella) but it was one of the worst books I've ever written. Who ever directed the movie for this is a miracle worker. How he got such a great movie from such an awful books makes no sense. So I wouldn't recommend this to ANYONE. Check out the 6 Shopaholic books though. Those are fantastic.
I read that book a while ago, even before the movie came out, and I loved it! I felt like someone was writting about my own experience!! YES some boss are exactly like that!! I had a very good time reading it and couldn't wait to see how the movie would turned out! I think Meryl Streep did a wonderful job !! Recommand that book!