See my full review here! If any character deserved their own book, Emily would be among the top on my list! This book is positively delightful, and introduces two new co-leading ladies who are the perfect complement to Emily.
Jan 28, Samantha rated it did not like it God have mercy, I finally finished this horrific book!
Honestly, it wasn't so Devil wears prada readers view, just tedious and repetitive. I picked it because a the movie was coming out and b I recognized the title as a popular book, albeit a couple years ago. The premise to the book is that a young woman takes a Junior Assistant position at a high-fashion magazine and the She-Devil who runs the show.
The movie had the same premise, but that's practically where the similarities end. Andrea Sachs takes the job, even t God have mercy, I finally finished this horrific book! Andrea Sachs takes the job, even though her dream job is an Editor position for the New Yorker Magazine, with the promise of getting said dream job much easier after devoting a year of her life to Miranda Priestly the She-Devil.
One year is all it'll take to bypass several years of grovelling, or so she is led to believe. But the year is spent instead in the most belittling, degrading and de-humanizing environment that, frankly, pissed me off more than the main character.
If you've seen the movie, dont' think you know the book. Meryl Streep is overly demanding, despicable, and down-right evil to snarky, quirky Anne Hathaway. Eventually Anne's character loses her fashion victim status and transforms into one of her dreaded Clackers. She reaches a point where she understands Meryl's character -- even sympathizes but makes a break when enough's enough.
Andrea, instead, distances herself from the fashionistas, makes futile spiteful jabs at Miranda and Co.
She doesn't become the trendy girl not until she's far from the scene but does lose her identity by placing the needs of a neurotic insomniac before herself, her friends, and her family. The book delves into her relationships on a completely differnt level actually the movie doesn't even touch them.
Let's do a short list of comparisions, shall we? The book Andrea has a steady boyfriend Ales, and lives with her best friend from childhood, Lily Takes the job because it's the only magazine in New York that offered an interview Puts her personal life on hold to be the beck-and-call girl for a Bitch Meets a hot writer who is totally jonesing for her and offers her several opportunities to, ahem improve her social standing She kinda ignores her failing love life and her best friend's alcohol addiction until it's too late to reverse either Goes to Paris with Miranda because the Sr.
Assistant gets Mono When is Paris she gets the call that her best friend's drinking caused a terrible accident and she must come home Finally has her fill and tells Miranda off, then gets fired Kinda blah ending in which she gets freelance work and gets to waltz back into the Runway office for a potential writing assignment The movie Andrea lives with her boyfriend, and has a small group of friends, one of which happens to be a black girl we could assume is Lily Takes the job because it was available Puts her personal life on hold to be the beck-and-call girl for a Bitch Meets a hot writer who keeps popping up in her life when she desperately needs help and a little pick me up, flirt-wise Her boyfriend eventually gets fed up and sorta calls for a 'break' Goes to Paris with Miranda because the Sr.
Assistant gets hit by a car and is then fired by Andrea because her mind is too adled when sick at an event to immediately recall a guest's name Discovers a plot to overthrow Miranda after she recently viewed a vunerable side and does her best to warn her, only to learn Miranda knew all along and didn't need her help.
This is when she decides she's had enough and litterally walks off the job Happy ending ensues with her getting a crap job and, unknowingly is seen by Miranda, who approves of her own fashion sense If I had read the book then saw the movie, I think I would have been pissed off at the screenwriters.
As it was, I did the opposite, but am still pissed. I thought the book sucked large portions of ass. There was quite a bit that was humorous, I'll grant you and the author that much, but it was so repetitive when describing her tasks which I guess was the point that I simply felt beat down.
Gotta give that to her: Did I like the book? Would I read another by her? Would I recommend the book to others?
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