Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns (Inglês) Capa dura – 3 jun . From the beginning of the book I disliked the depiction of Andy as a weak, people . Start by marking “Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns (The Devil Wears Prada, #2)” as Want to Read: Almost a decade has passed since Andy Sachs quit the job “a million girls would die for” working for Miranda Priestly at Runway magazine—a dream that turned out to be a. The Devil Wears Prada is a best-selling novel by Lauren Weisberger about a young à clef, offering insider perspectives on Wintour and other Vogue staff. A sequel, Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns, was published in
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Books Revenge Wears Prada Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger The sequel you've been waiting for: the follow-up to the sensational #1. When Lauren Weisberger's Revenge Wears Prada landed on my desk But like a lot of people who work in fashion, the novel has dogged me. Andy is back in this sequel, “Revenge Wears Prada,” pitted once again Lest there were any doubt in the first book that Miranda was based on.
Andy soon discovers she is over 3 months pregnant with a daughter and after finally confronting Max about his mom's letter they move past everything and prepare for the birth of their child. It seems like the author was trying to get the reader and Andy to dislike or at least distrust max the entire novel.
I however wanted to like him and didn't like the reintroduction of Andy's ex boyfriend and first love, Alex. Alex dumped her unceremoniously at the end of the first novel right after she quit working for Miranda. After a dilemma and struggle between Andy and her business partner over whether to sell their magazine to Miranda's publishing company, Max an investor and majority owner of the magazine sides with Emily and Miranda and betrays her by signing away the magazine.
She never looks back divorcing him and not giving us any insight into the aftermath, simply jumping forward one year later.. Just overall not my idea of a happy ending. Don't know why she had to end up with Alex even though prior to the dilemma to sell their magazine to Miranda, seemed like max and Andy had a wonderful relationship and were good parents and partners.
Andy a Decade later seemed weaker and more distraught then twenty year old fashion misfit struggling in New York city. Was not at all as well written or funny as the first book and didn't seem like the authors heart was in this sequel because I have read many of her other books and none of them are as pointless as this book is There's no revenge in the book as suggested by the title.
The author apparently forgot Jill's first son is named Isaac not Josh or Jonah, there should have been nearly a chapter on Andy's stress and major fashion details on what she wore to Miranda's dinner, details about the outcome of the sale of the magazine - surely Miranda threw a fit about losing Andy as she hates losing Highly disappointing. No one would ever mistake "The Devil Wears Prada" for fine literature, but it was entertaining.
Spoiled, entitled twenty something discovers that it's necessary to work hard to get what you want, while spoiled, entitled rich boss woman sees to it that she does work hard carrying out over the top ridiculous tasks. Whining ensues. The whining was kind of hard to take, but it was still fun to watch Andrea constantly have to jump through hoops to please Miranda, figuring that a year of this would be enough paying of dues to get her the prestigious editorial job she thought she deserved.
The first book was such a success that I was kind of expecting a rehash of it for the sequel - but an entertaining rehash! That's not what I got.
First of all, unlike the first-person "Devil," "Revenge" is written in third person, which is a bizarre choice that makes it seem very removed from the original book. I never quite felt as if I was reading about the same characters.
The story itself is It's ten years later and Andrea now known as "Andy" , who spent the entirety of "Devil" looking down her nose at anything having to do with fashion is now the proud editor and co-founder of She still giggles adorably about how clueless she is about fashion, but just as in the first book, not a single character enters a scene without a lengthy description of their wardrobe - complete with the appropriate contempt directed at anyone who dares wear clogs or pantsuits.
And she also manages to create and run an utterly too-too high fashion magazine. Andrea gets married in the first chapter to a wealthy society boy, and after making a few half-hearted attempts to look down her nose at the country club set, eagerly embraces her new lifestyle of weekends in the Hamptons and a ginormous NYC apartment.
The "crushing secret" the book jacket promises is revealed within the first five pages. Max's mother has conveniently written her son a Jane Austen-esque letter in which she "beseeches" him not to marry Andrea, reminding him of what a great time he had when he unbeknownst to Andrea ran into his far more suitable, rich country club snob ex a few months ago, and which Max conveniently brings along to the wedding suite for Andrea to find.
Andrea spends about half the book thinking Max has been cheating on her, and then that particular plot line disappears without a whimper. Andrea has stopped whining about work, but that's probably because she doesn't DO any. Apparently her job at the magazine is to fly to exotic locales on the dime of celebrity brides to be where she stays in luxury hotels, interviews the celebs for 15 minutes, and then gets a massage.
Her fear of Miranda is laughable. I understand that working under a bad boss can be traumatic, believe me, we've all fucking been there. To have such an overwhelming fear, to break into a cold sweat at the thought of her.
To avoid her at all cost is just stupid. You're a fucking adult, act like it.
Her husband is awesome, he gives Andy his practical opinion that she completely fucking ignores. Your standard-fare, run-of-the-mill schoolyard bully. He is the ideal gentleman, and I am on Team Max until the very end. What I hate is this book's abrupt attempt to villify Max when all along, he has been built up to be an incredible husband and father. Max had long ago announced he was certain they would only ever have girl babies.
Skip this book. It is such an aggravating reading experience because there is almost no plot in it.
The involvement of Miranda, the Devil herself, is minimal, and frankly, I wanted to fucking cheer whenever she appeared, because she has more personality than all of the idiotic, juvenile characters in this book combined. She believes she'll be closer to her dream of working for The New Yorker if she can get a job in the magazine industry. She gets a surprise interview at the Elias-Clark Group and is hired as junior assistant for Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of the fashion magazine Runway.
Although she knows little of the fashion world, everyone tells her that "a million girls would die for [her] job".
If she manages to work for Miranda for a year, people tell her, she can have her choice of jobs within the magazine industry. At a celebrity party, Andrea meets Christian Collinsworth, a charismatic Yale graduate who is considered one of the hot, new up-and-coming writers of their generation.
They are attracted to each other, which complicates her relationship with her boyfriend, Alex. Andrea's relationships become entangled because of her new job. Lily increasingly turns to alcohol and picks up dubious men to relieve the pressure of graduate school.
Alex, struggling with his own demanding job as an inner-city schoolteacher, grows frustrated with Andrea's long hours and constant stress.
Andrea's relationship with her family also suffers.
Matters finally come to a head when her co-worker, Emily, gets mononucleosis and Andrea must travel to Paris with Miranda in her stead. In Paris, she has a surprise encounter with Christian. Later that night, Miranda finally lets down her guard and asks Andrea what she has learned, and where she wants to work afterwards. She promises to place phone calls to people she knows at the New Yorker on Andrea's behalf once her year is up and suggests she take on some small writing assignments at Runway.
Back at the hotel, Andrea gets urgent calls from Alex and her parents asking her to call them. She does and learns that Lily is comatose after driving drunk and wrecking a car.
Though her family and Alex pressure her to return home, she tells Miranda she will honor her commitment to Runway. Miranda is pleased, and says her future in magazine publishing is bright, but phones with another impossible demand at Christian Dior 's Paris fashion show.
Andrea decides that her family and friends are more important than her job, and realizes to her horror that she is becoming more and more like Miranda. She refuses to comply with Miranda's latest outrageous request, and when Miranda scolds her publicly, Andrea replies, " Fuck you , Miranda. Fuck you. Her romantic relationship with Alex is beyond repair, but they remain friends. Lily recovers and is lucky to receive only community service for her DUI charge.
In the last chapter Andrea learns her dispute with Miranda made her a minor celebrity when the incident made " Page Six ". Afraid she has been blacklisted from publishing for good, she moves back with her parents. She works on short fiction and finances her unemployment with profits made from reselling the designer clothing she was provided for her Paris trip.
Seventeen downloads one of her stories. At the novel's end, she returns to the Elias-Clark building to discuss a position at one of the company's other magazines and sees Miranda's new junior assistant, who looks as harried and put-upon as she once did.
Weisberger stated in publicity materials that Priestly's demands are partial fiction and a composite of actual experiences she and her friends had in their first jobs. Kate Betts , a former editor of Harper's Bazaar who also worked for Wintour at one point in her career, spared no barb in the Times Book Review , stressing the main character's ingratitude at the unique opportunity of working at Vogue: Maslin avoided naming either the magazine where Weisberger actually worked or the woman she allegedly modeled her main character on.
Critics who favored the book admitted it had problems, as any first novel might, but praised it as a "fun, frivolous read". The film version was released on June 30, by 20th Century Fox. Production took place during fall , on location in New York and Paris.
Weisberger herself made a very brief non-speaking cameo appearance as the twins' nanny.