Monday, January 25, 2010

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Back Cover: Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job "a million girls would die fir." 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 those hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child. The Devil Wears Prada gives a rich and hilarious new meaning to plaints 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 ket, to locating an unnamed antiques store where Miranda had at some point admired a vinrage 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, sher has to decide whether or not it's worth the price of her soul. Wow, this was really good! And it was def intense, I mean it got really annoying, every time someone said, wow a million girls would die for that job. OK! We get it, I def wouldn't die for that job sheesh. She is one crazy boss, and I hope other people out there aren't like that, although I'm sure there are some. But that just makes me mad, who freaking cares if your coffee isn't at an exact temperature, as long as it's hot. Or to go find some information about something you know nothing about, like madness. I would've quit right away, and look what happened when she did quit. She got to become friends with someone new and got some of her writings published in a nice magazine, Seventeen. Which is a lot more nicer and to young girls than Runway. Haha, I think of RunAway! But it was a great book because Andrea was so herself and funny and showed how you can make your job like your whole life, and the people you love around you fade into the background. It was sad she lost that spark with Alex, but I was kinda mad when she was flirting with that Christian guy, makes sense later on when they're like on break and know they won't be the same anymore, but before! Arg. But it was good ending, without it being too cheery and all, since we never find out what happened with Alex. And also good Lily, which always reminds me of Mia's best friend from Princess Diaries, was getting help and not bringing home guys every night to have sex and be all drunk everywhere. I thought she was gonna die in the book, that woulda been heartbreaking. Overall I loved it, and now I def have to go see the movie! And hey, the actress who plays Mia in Princess Diaries is in it, isn't she? haha.....

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