5 member(s) found this review helpful.
OK, I didn't like this book, mostly because it felt very repetitious, like a giant rant about what the main character's boss was making her do. But heres the thing: I must be crazy because her job didn't sound that bad to me! All she had to do was run around the city for her boss, she didn't have to do anything that really required a lot of brainpower, she got to meet interesting people and be exposed to the magazine business, and she signed up for it. So.. I felt no sympathy at all and found her whiney and annoying. She only had ONE person who she really had to answer to, and the amount of responsibility in her job was negligible. If this was a book about a really hard job with REAL stress maybe I could buy it. But no. I'm still going to give this author another try, I'm reading "Everyone Worth Knowing" right now, and I like it better.
4 member(s) found this review helpful.
If not for the title that peaks your interest, or for the humor and undeniably great insight on what it would be like to work for a debutante of the fashion world, this book held my interest from beginning to end. If you are looking for a deep literary read, this is definitely not for you. This is a light, funny read that I, quite frankly, could not put down. Having no knowledge of fashion, designers, or New York City for that matter, I felt like I had an education on the fast paced, cut throat and very competitive industry that most girls can only dream about participating in. I thought Weisberger showed immense talent in poking fun at this glamorous way of life and I thouroughly enjoyed it.
3 member(s) found this review helpful.
This book was funny, a light, entertaining book about the boss from hell. I found all of the details about fashion a bit ridiculous. I will never be able to comprehend how fashion can be taken so seriously. Who throws out very expensive clothes every six-months, just because they are six-months old? I saw the movie, hilarious! Meryl Streep played the part of Miranda Priestly wonderfully, although she was much nicer than the Miranda Priestly in the book, and nowhere near as devilish. She didn't fit the book's physical description of Miranda Priestly, but she looked fabulous! I love her! The movie was totally different from the book in many ways, which didn't really bother me, but I much preferred the book's ending, where Andy finally says to her boss what many people only dream of saying to their bosses. To say more would spoil it. That's all!