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Editorial Reviews. medical-site.info Review. It's a killer title: The Devil Wears Prada. And it's killer Kindle Store · Kindle eBooks · Literature & Fiction. Read "The Devil Wears Prada" by Lauren Weisberger available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. **A delightfully dishy novel. Author Q&A. A Conversation with Lauren Weisberger, author of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA 1. The tortures Miranda puts Andrea through are bound to become.
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I kept thinking: Maybe the middle needed a bit more time? Despite all my deep breaths and meditation, I could not stand this book. The main character Andrea is so wholly irredeemable that she ruins the book. Sure, she sacrifices her a few years for Miranda ha! Her derision towards anyone who takes their fashion job seriously and her dismissal of everyone who isn't Miranda Priestley really struck a nerve.
You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat their peers. The way she berated the other girls and acted so above them often showing this by eating the calorie-laden soup in front of them just struck my last nerve. And yes, Miranda is supposed to be the bad character but I liked her so much more than Andrea. Miranda's only real fault is her high exceptions.
Which she clearly spells out for every assistant who applies for her job. Yes, those expectations include enough work for two people BUT all the girls who apply continuously assure her that they can take on the workload. The absolute worst part? The rapey love triangle that almost was: There's the saintly boyfriend who put up with Andrea's neglect and obsession with this job.
They're practically set to get married after she finishes with Miranda Priestly. Yet, Andrea constantly pulls away from him and ignores him for no other reason than 'her career is stressful. Enter the Hot Rich Writer Guy who just may be interested in her writing but more likely just wants to screw her. It had an overall scummy vibe. Andrea was called in to "babysit" the couple's child at their party.
So this Sleezeball traps her into a conversation on her way out - blocking her way out. He's drunk, beligerant and keeps insisting she wants him: He was leaning up against the frame with a smugly satisfied expression. Sounds to me like you wish I would've taken you upstairs little Andi. The whole chapter gave off an ominous vibe and I honestly thought that was going to be her getting at least assaulted by drunk HotGuy.
He's inebriated, he manipulated the entire evening to force her hand She repeatedly says that he's used to getting exactly what he wants What killed me was despite all that, she finds him charming? Andrea this is not flirting. This is a honking huge red flag. Blog Instagram Twitter View all 24 comments.
Jul 23, Darth J rated it liked it. Little background is given of the title character other than she grew up in a lower class family, changed her name, and worked her way up the corporate ladder to her current position as editor-in-chief. While her coworkers at Runway are said to be vapid and stuck up, they have a much better work ethic than the lazy Andy who complains about every part of her job except all the perks, of which there are plenty.
I see her as an unreliable narrator since nearly all of her commentary comes from the place of entitlement. There is a trope in modern culture that women in leadership positions have to fight double standards for acting the same way as their male counterparts, and this is never touched upon in the novel.
Can Miranda be cold and condescending at times? Yes, however it is important to understand how much she has accomplished, her worth to the magazine and the fashion world, and the respect she has garnered in the industry. Fuck you.
View all 11 comments. Jan 28, Samantha rated it did not like it. Andrea Sachs takes the job, even t God have mercy, I finally finished this horrific book! The book Andrea has a steady boyfriend Ales, and lives with her best friend from childhood, Lily Takes the job because it's the only magazine in New York that offered an interview Puts her personal life on hold to be the beck-and-call girl for a Bitch Meets a hot writer who is totally jonesing for her and offers her several opportunities to, ahem improve her social standing She kinda ignores her failing love life and her best friend's alcohol addiction until it's too late to reverse either Goes to Paris with Miranda because the Sr.
Assistant gets Mono When is Paris she gets the call that her best friend's drinking caused a terrible accident and she must come home Finally has her fill and tells Miranda off, then gets fired Kinda blah ending in which she gets freelance work and gets to waltz back into the Runway office for a potential writing assignment The movie Andrea lives with her boyfriend, and has a small group of friends, one of which happens to be a black girl we could assume is Lily Takes the job because it was available Puts her personal life on hold to be the beck-and-call girl for a Bitch Meets a hot writer who keeps popping up in her life when she desperately needs help and a little pick me up, flirt-wise Her boyfriend eventually gets fed up and sorta calls for a 'break' Goes to Paris with Miranda because the Sr.
Assistant gets hit by a car and is then fired by Andrea because her mind is too adled when sick at an event to immediately recall a guest's name Discovers a plot to overthrow Miranda after she recently viewed a vunerable side and does her best to warn her, only to learn Miranda knew all along and didn't need her help. This is when she decides she's had enough and litterally walks off the job Happy ending ensues with her getting a crap job and, unknowingly is seen by Miranda, who approves of her own fashion sense If I had read the book then saw the movie, I think I would have been pissed off at the screenwriters.
Did I like the book? Would I read another by her? Not likely. View all 14 comments. Sep 21, Jennifer rated it did not like it Recommends it for: No one.
This is one of the only books I have ever read in my entire life where the film actually improved my perception. It took me about three years to read this, and the only reason I ever finished it was because everyone else seemed to think it was so great, I thought I must be missing something. I am generally bothered by books and films wherein the main character is offered an incredible opportunity, but because they are worried they are sacrificing themselves, they toss it out the window.
I am wi This is one of the only books I have ever read in my entire life where the film actually improved my perception. I am willing to add the film "What a Girl Wants" to this general category. I had no sympathy for the lead character in this novel While I realize that these stories are supposed to be inspirational tales of right triumphing, I always feel vaguely disgusted when I finish them-- to a great extent, they remind me of what we are told at the beginning of law school.
If you go into your first year with good morals, an awareness of right and wrong, and a need to help people, you can come out of law school and make a difference, despite the grueling courses and backstabbing classmates.
If, however, you are scum, law school will refine your techniques. If the heroine in Prada was truly strong, she would not have had to sell her soul, she could have kept the job and realised it was just that A JOB. Just plain disappointing. Do yourself a favour Streep plays a truly inspired bitch. View all 12 comments. Jun 10, Carol rated it it was amazing Shelves: I read this a few years ago, and still remember what a rollicking good ride it was.
I was mesmerized by the horror. It was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. In a good way, that is. I'm sure there's a good way to watch a train wreck if we think about it long enough. In the interest of full disclosure, I spent several years in what we shall charitably call the fashion industry.
So young, insecure, underpaid, working for creative tyrants, living on coffee and celery, and not being able to I read this a few years ago, and still remember what a rollicking good ride it was. So young, insecure, underpaid, working for creative tyrants, living on coffee and celery, and not being able to afford the clothes one must wear and loves whilst working 12 - 14 hour shifts are familiar memories from my younger days. So is fear of boss after boss after boss.
Abject fear. I likely will never read another Weisberger novel. I generally eschew chick lit and whiny protagonists. But The Devil Wears Prada was a 5-star read for me.
View all 20 comments. Oct 29, Michelle rated it it was ok. A woman came up to me while I was reading this book and said, "Oh, how is that book? I've been meaning to read it. I got it on sale for, like, a dollar. Honestly, I won't stop you from reading The Devil Wears Prada, I just don't suggest yo A woman came up to me while I was reading this book and said, "Oh, how is that book?
Honestly, I won't stop you from reading The Devil Wears Prada, I just don't suggest you push off absolutely everything else in order to do it. There are many, many more worthy books. I wish she was. I kept trying to see her point of view. But she really bothered me. She had a great opportunity to get into the publishing business, fashion business, or whatever else.
She just had to hold out for a year. Fine, she's getting four or five hours of sleep a night. I really don't care. Fine, her boss is ridiculous. But Andrea defiantly sighs at her to show her how she feels, which really, just makes her a big baby.
I didn't like a lot of the people I worked for, but if you're a hardworker, you're not going to huff and puff to prove your point that all of this is beneath you.
You're going to suck it up and do it. Andrea acts like the super expensive, fashionable clothes that everybody wears are ridiculous, and yes, she sells what she has at the end, but she also puts down Franco Sarto shoes and Ann Taylor or was it Express?
She doesn't treat her best friend well the entire time, which okay, sometimes these things get left behind when you're busy, but come on, she was an alcoholic. Pull it together, Andy, and be a friend. And when she tells off Miranda at the end, God, I really think the author was going for that whole, Yeah, sock it to her, Andy! I wanted to tell Andy to grow up.
Wouldn't a decent person and adult have said, "Look, Miranda, my friend has been in an accident. I'm sorry if you want me to stay, but I have to go. Yes, I understand that in the back of her head Andy was probably upset about her friend, but that really didn't come out at all. There's a lot more to complain about, but really, do I have to say anything else? View all 7 comments. Nov 13, Lyn rated it liked it. Fair question.
The book seemed interesting, fresh and vibrant. And it was. I liked her erudite use of language, she can turn a phrase with the best of them. Most notably it is about her off-the-charts difficult boss, Miranda Priestly.
Why do we put up with arrogance and pitilessness? Weisberger notes how teenage girls and grown women fall over themselves for Miranda, Runway and fashion in general. How many boys and men and men who act like boys will damn near grovel for sports stars? For all the ridiculous sums paid for a Louis Vuitton product, how many testosterone and beer soaked males drop big bucks for tickets and sports apparel?
Weisberger also makes me think about and question our work ethic. Certainly work and a career is vitally important, but so are bonds of affection and through Andy we can get a glimpse at priority and what is important. Good book. View all 6 comments. Should've skipped the reread. Not bad, I suppose—especially interesting when compared to the film adaptation, which I'd seen first. The movie was no great shakes, really, although the cast did a solid job with what they'd been given.
Still, I sought out the book because I felt that, as with most film adaptations, a lot of depth had probably been jettisoned, and rightly so, in the translation to the screen. After all, a novel can tackle a lot more than two hours of screen time can.
Imagine my surprise to find that the movie had Not bad, I suppose—especially interesting when compared to the film adaptation, which I'd seen first. Imagine my surprise to find that the movie had more depth than the novel did. One of the most charming and fully-realized characters relatively speaking, here in the movie was nothing more than a throwaway gay joke in the book.
And whereas there's growth and change among most of the major players in the movie, the novel pays only lip service to "your characters must change by the end of the book," and then only to the protagonist, whose "change" is telegraphed from page 1. The boss, the "devil" of the title, remains exactly the same from beginning to end—possibly intentionally, but I thought the Hollywood treatment of her, though formulaic, was more satisfying.
These things would have cheesed me off more if I hadn't discovered that the whole thing was written by a year-old, because lord knows I never could have written something as impressive as this at that age, so I'm willing to cut a great deal of slack. And the truth is, it is an enjoyable read on a page-to-page basis, even if the whole book isn't altogether satisfying. But most of all Andy knows this is her big break, and it's going to be worth it in the end.
Isn't it? Fiction Literature. Publication Details Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Imprint: HarperCollins Publication Date: Lauren Weisberger Author Lauren Weisberger is the author of The Devil Wears Prada, which spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists, and become a huge success as a film. More about Lauren Weisberger.