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Subject: Any books similar to The Devil Wears Prada?
Date Posted: 5/20/2008 4:34 PM ET
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Hi everyone,

I haven't read much chick lit but I LOVED the Devil Wears Prada. I'm looking for more books with similar elements... fashionistas, a harried and overworked protagonist, or a boss from hell. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

-A.

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 5:24 PM ET
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I can think of one right off the bat, Fashionistas by Lynn Messina.  I know there are more, but I can't remember them right now. 

 

I remembered some more: Mim Warner's Lost Her Cool- Lynn Messina;  Clare Naylor's Second Assistant, and First AssistantSo 5 Minutes Ago- hilary De Vries;  They're Not Your Friends- Irene Zutell; Nanny Diaries- Emma McLaughlin



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Date Posted: 5/20/2008 5:52 PM ET
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Awesome, thanks Melissa!

Any books come to mind regarding a rags-to-riches/ugly duckling-to-swan transformation, or alternatively someone in the world of high fashion who hates dressing up?

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 6:49 PM ET
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Reinventing Mona- Jennifer Coburn; Jemima J- Jane Green;  She's Come Undone- Wally Lamb; The Right Address- Carrie Karasyov;  The Next Big Thing- Johanna Edwards.  I hope this helps Adrian.  If I can think of more I'll post them. 

Night Swimming-Robin Schwarz



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Date Posted: 7/15/2008 3:18 PM ET
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Hi!

A book that came to mind for me was the Nanny Diaries.  It has has an overworked main character and a boss from hell.  I loved The Devil Wears Prada as well and also adored this book

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 7:50 AM ET
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Anything by Jill Kargman and Carrie Karasyov.

Date Posted: 7/16/2008 2:59 PM ET
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Also, Lauren Weisberger's other book "Everyone Worth Knowing" is a lot like DWP.

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Date Posted: 7/24/2008 7:33 PM ET
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"Everyone Worth Knowing" is definitely alike... and they're by the same author! The difference is that there's not one central "mean boss" but the same struggle the main character goes through is equal. It's very well written and a quick read.

I have it on my shelf right now, in hard cover, excellent condition!



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Date Posted: 7/29/2008 12:54 PM ET
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Have you tried The Second Assistant? I giggled all the way through!