The Devil Wears Prada
A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses. Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job “a million girls would die for.” Hired as the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the high-profile, fabulously successful editor... show more
A delightfully dishy novel about the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses. Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college, lands the job “a million girls would die for.” 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 these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child. THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA gives a rich and hilarious new meaning to complaints 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 jet, to locating an unnamed antique store where Miranda had at some point admired a vintage 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, she has to decide whether or not the job is worth the price of her soul.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: April 13th 2004
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 360
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, Media Tie In
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Series: The Devil Wears Prada (#1)
I saw the movie before I read the book, so of course I compared the two throughout my whole time listening to The Devil Wears Prada. The book is quite different from the movie, which I loved. I know that book-lovers hate it when their favorite book gets a make-over when turned to film, but my expe...
I'm conflicted about how I feel about this one. I liked the story, but I hated some of the characters. There were times when I wanted to lock them all in a room and tell them they couldn't come out until they learned how to play nice, be civil human beings, and find some humanity and compassion.I li...
3,5/5Lettura estiva, fresca e divertente!
Actual rating: 3.5 starsInitial thoughts: I watched the movie years ago when it came out, so I only remembered the overarching storyline. Since I did find the movie entertaining, I expected the same of the book. I was not disappointed. The entertainment value was there, which was elevated by Bernade...