The Devil Wears Prada

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Random House LLC, 2006 - Fiction - 432 pages
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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.
  

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Excellent story telling and a delightful plot. - Goodreads
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More about character development than plot. - Goodreads
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Fun and easy to read. - Goodreads
Surprising insight to the fashion world. - Goodreads

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I'm probably the last person to read this book or see the movie, so no reason to summarize the story other than to say it's fun because it's real. Knowing that we're really reading about Anna Wintour ... Read full review

Review: The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada #1)

User Review  - Charisma Dyer - Goodreads

I love this book. I do like in the movie the fact that they made the dragon lady older but she was just as much as b**** . I do like Andy's character so much more. She does whine a lot but she leaves ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
27
Section 4
38
Section 5
67
Section 6
84
Section 7
114
Section 8
128
Section 11
213
Section 12
243
Section 13
306
Section 14
328
Section 15
348
Section 16
376
Section 17
413
Section 18
428

Section 9
144
Section 10
198

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About the author (2006)

Lauren Weisberger graduated from Cornell University in 1999. She lives in New York City.


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