A sharp, witty and hugely entertaining debut novel, "The Devil Wears Prada" is "The Nanny Diaries" set in the world of high fashion. Welcome to the dollhouse, baby! When Andrea first sets foot in the plush Manhattan offices of Runway she knows nothing. She's never heard of the world's most fashionable magazine, or its feared and fawned-over editor ...
A sharp, witty and hugely entertaining debut novel, "The Devil Wears Prada" is "The Nanny Diaries" set in the world of high fashion. Welcome to the dollhouse, baby! When Andrea first sets foot in the plush Manhattan offices of Runway she knows nothing. She's never heard of the world's most fashionable magazine, or its feared and fawned-over editor, Miranda Priestly. But she's going to be Miranda's assistant, a job millions of girls would die for. A year later, she knows altogether too much: That it's a sacking offence to wear anything lower than a three-inch heel to work. But that there's always a fresh pair of Manolos for you in the accessories cupboard. That Miranda believes Hermes scarves are disposable, and you must keep a life-time supply on hand at all times. That eight stone is fat. That you can charge cars, manicures, anything at all to the Runway account, but you must never, ever, leave your desk, or let Miranda's coffee get cold. And that at 3 a.m. on a Sunday, when your boyfriend's dumping you because you're always at work, and your best friend's just been arrested, if Miranda phones, you jump. Most of all, Andrea knows that Miranda is a monster who makes Cruella de Vil look like a fluffy bunny. But also that this is her big break, and it's going to be worth it in the end. Isn't it?
The book is highly amusing with the over the top inconsiderate boss. A tale of how your work can take over your life and cast a shadow on some of the more important things.
Motivated to make herself into a success, while still getting in her personal jabs at "Her" Andrea/Andy makes a witty protagonist. Working for a woman that offers only the vagues of directions, wants it two seconds ago, and finds fault in everything can certainly be trying, but its the warped world around her is sometimes even more amusing.
While I have not yet seen the movie, I find it hard to believe that it can be overly true to the book which is liberally sprinkled with some cursing, and an alcoholic best friend that appears to sleep with anything.
Overall, a good read, but may not be suitable for the younger set.
May 11, 2007
Have a break from your own life!
Want to get away from your life and hear about someone else's life for a while? Well do that with this! I loved this book. From the sassyness of Miranda to cheering Andy on to do the right thing! This is one of those reads that you wish would never end! This book feels like you are right there with Andy watching her live her life. A TRUE page turner!!!!
Apr 20, 2007
Movie was better
I liked the book but enjoyed the movie much more. It was still a good read.
Apr 1, 2007
I love this book! Probably has something to do with the fact that my boss is just like Miranda. I saw the movie too, but the book is better! My favorite line is "I contemplated calling in fat today." I laughed out loud so many times! Quick read, really hard to put down. Highly recommend this book!
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