I think that Lauren Weisberger did an incredible job. The book is hilarious and I have enjoyed every minute of it!!!!!!!
Rated of 5
I agree with Anonymous. I'm almost finished with this book, and the story goes nowhere. Only an idiot would work for a person like Miranda (and the rest of the snobs, like Emily). I'm not sure anyone is truly that bad as her. Not to mention, Miranda's a lying sack of crap. Ex: Who would delibertately leave someone a voice message only to say in the end "I didn't say that"....
If you want a job at the New Yorker, go for it. You prefer having your confidence and ego smashed to smitherines first? Why would anyone with self-esteem do what Andrea is doing -- unless it's her immature age of 23 (24?) showing. Can't believe this story was on the best-seller's list. It's totally amateur writing. Pure curiosity is why I'll finish it. Hopefully, Ms. Weisberger won't write another novel.
Rated of 5
As an executive assistant (way outside of fashion) I can so relate to the insanity. I love that book. Its original, fun, easy to read AND it is ever so true. I will give copies to my exec collegues for christmas. Unbelievable but true: none of that stuff is exaggerated, moreover: It happens around the globe in every business. I feel in such good company. Thanks!
Rated of 5
does anyone know what Andrea was studying in college? was it to be an editor, a writer...?
Rated of 5
Having been personal assistant 3+ years to a woman executive in another (non-fashion) industry, what I took from this book wasn't the "insider detail" about fashion. Though the book's "in the moment" descriptions (including name-dropping of both "haute" faskion and today's "famous") makes it a fun, fast and easy read - perfect for summer (and easy to envision on the Big Screen - wouldn't Hugh Grant make a great Christian, with the same brown curl on his forehead) - what I enjoyed was how Lauren Weisberger NAILED the experience of working for a demanding female boss. If I'd read it 4 years ago, I'd even have implemented The Bulletin - it answered how best to record the hundreds of phone calls, requests and To-Do's we were expected to manage every week! There's nothing "unreal" about how Miranda rattled off her demands in stacatto fashion - my boss did the same thing! I considered buying several copies of the book and giving them to friends and family who didn't understand what I was going through at the time. Frankly, once you've lived in that world, you realize it isn't YOU who was being self-centered and selfish when you "ignored" your friends. It was them, ever unable to understand what complete, total exhaustion and constrant battering does to a human spirit. A year later, in a new job I love - I'm still healing from the experience! But, OH, did I learn a lot. GREAT work, Lauren W.!!!
Review (not rated)
The Devil Wears Prada is great -- the age-old I-hate-my-tyrranical-boss plot, with a fresh new twist -- that boss is the supreme queen of the fashion world. It grapples with the usual questions of whether success is measured in happiness or in worldly achievement, and determining when intervention is really necessary in the lives of your friends, while touching on the lighter side of body image and true beauty. Now I have to tell you that it is purely a fun read -- nothing too deep or thought-provoking, and perhaps a little lacking in character development (arguably intentional). However, for take-your-mind-off-of-the-world-around-you entertainment, it's much better than grocery-store smut novels. The Devil Wears Prada is the tortilla chip of the snack world -- sure, it doesn't really have any nutritional value, but it tastes good, and it's better for you than potato chips or McDonald's fries! ;)
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