Monday, October 24, 2005

Book Review III

Title: The Devil Wears Prada

Author: Lauren Weisberger

Genre: Chick Lit

Summary: A naive recently graduate college girl gets the fashion magazine job a million girls would die for.

What was Good: The insider's view of what really goes on behind a fashion magazine was shocking. Parts were so completely unbelievable that they had to be true. No other excuse existed for them. The reader is drawn into believing the hype just as the main character is. After a while, it becomes impossible to believe people haven't read this book, just as it is impossible for Andrea to believe that no one has heard of Miranda Priestly.

What wasn't: The second reading revealed the underlying bitterness that dominates the back story of this novel. The first reading revealed a fun, if outrageous look at the world of fashion. This time, the anger of the year lost soaked through every word.

The Take-Away: The paperback was recently released. Reading about the horror that is Miranda Priestly will make you love your boss all the more.

Recommendation: Get the book and gossip around the water cooler about how your boss compares to Andrea's. Then run out and get Everyone Worth Knowing to see if it is as good.

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