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.
After I watched the movie I really wanted to read this book and now I finally did and I’m glad I did. It was fun and easy read and I enjoyed it but it’s not the type of books I usually read so it was a bit boring sometimes. I think I never read chick-lit before so this was all new to me but I liked it, it’s kind of relaxing reading it, I didn’t have to think about the book so much. All in all, it’s pretty good book.
Andy was a bit annoying character, she complained all the time and I agreed with Alex and Lily and pretty much everyone – she had a choice! She could quit every time and if she decided to work that year then she should’ve shut up and just work, without complining. I didn’t like her but we did see her character development, how she became different (to worse) through the book. Lily was also annoying, she’s the type of girl I would never want as a friend and I would avoid. What is the point of her life? Guys and alcohol. Amazing. Alex was so cute and nice and adorable. I like him a lot and I felt so sorry for him when Andy changed. I’m, however, glad he broke up with her because he didn’t deserve to be treated like that. I don’t have permanent opinion about Christian. Once I think he’s amazing and perfect and the other time I think he’s disgusting. But I decided I like him. He’s hot! I also liked Emily a lot, I admire her and I could connect with her, I was so sad when she couldn’t go to Paris and she wanted that for years. She’s such a loveable character. Miranda is a queen. She’s crazy, though, but she’s also brilliant. She is powerful, cold and bitchy and I liked her. She really knows how tu use her power. Amazing character, but not vary sane.
The writing style was okay but the thing that bothered me but also amazed me was when Lauren Weisberger started talking about all the presents Miranda got, or all the clothes Andy got, or something like that. However, I skipped these parts because it wasn’t very interesting to read all that but I think they were neccesary because it just shows how powerful Runaway and Miranda are. I think characters were pretty shallow, though but I didn’t mind that much about that. Also, there is not same major plot, we just follow Andy while she’s Miranda’s slave but as I already said, the book is easy to read so I didn’t mind that too.
I’m not really into chick-lit but all the women out there who are would probably enjoy this book. It’s really good and I can’t think of any big complaint on it but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would and I felt kind of relief when I finally finished it. But I do recommend it, to the people who like this kind of books.