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The Devil Wears Prada
The Devil Wears Prada
Author: Lauren Weisberger
ISBN-13: 9780767914765
ISBN-10: 0767914767
Publication Date: 4/13/2004
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 1722 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
I think I am the only person in the world who thought this book was garbage. I am not a book snob. I love a quick fun read, but this was annoying and the soul-less from beginning to end.
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Helpful Score: 6
It is very rare when I get to say I actually liked the movie MUCH better than the book. The story while suposed to be inflicting sympathy on the reader for the main charator fails as we find out how shallow and self obsorbed she becomes whith no seeming regaurd for the people around her. I found it stale and at times a bit repetive, I say add this to your NetFlix not your wish list.
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Helpful Score: 5
GREAT great book!!! It was entertaining, funny (really funny at times), and completely enjoyable. The reader of this story does an excellent job of making distinct voices, adding just the right pauses, inflections, etc. to make it seem so real, not like she is simply reading a script.
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Helpful Score: 4
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.
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Helpful Score: 4
I was a little disappointed in the book after having seen the movie. The book was probably more realistic but it was harder to think of the main character as being the heroine of the story, and it wasn't as funny as the movie.
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Helpful Score: 4
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book started out in the middle of a scene. So it instantly grabbed your attention and the funny scenes and creative writing and the drama that followed held my attention althroughout almost the whole book. The last 10 maybe 15 pages went all down hill. It seemed that Weisberger wasn't sure how to end it and therefore gave it the cliche, everything is how it should be ending. I was really disappointed that so much went into the book and then it all copped out in the last few pages!
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Helpful Score: 3
Okay, you have to ask yourself, "Is it okay to read a book about a character you can't stand who is getting beat up by a boss you would have told off right around lunch time on your first day?"
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Helpful Score: 3
I know this book was on the best seller list of the New York Times forever but I really struggled to get through it and did not enjoy it. I found it to be more depressing than funny. Perhaps some of my negativity comes from not relating to the world of glitz and glam.
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Helpful Score: 3
I really enjoyed this book. My first instinct was to pass it by, as I had already seen the movie, but I'm so glad that I didn't. While definitely chick lit, it's a fun and very entertaining read. There were times that I actually laughed out loud with the author's very humorous writing style. An easy, smartly written, funny book.
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Helpful Score: 3
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!
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Helpful Score: 2
Horrible book. Why celebrate how a sad woman poorly treats others? I don't get it.
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Helpful Score: 2
I saw the movie first and was expecting a light comical read and did not get it. If not compared to the movie the book is very good. Just don't expect a comedy.
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Helpful Score: 2
Just could not get into this book. I put it down and came back several times and still was not able to finish it. I guess it was just not my cup of tea.
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Helpful Score: 2
I've read this book a couple of times now and it is SO much better than the bubble-gum tween movie version of the story. The film just made the story too cotton-candy cute, not to mention the awful job of casting that was done or the crap job they did in the re-write for the script.

I find the book well-written and not the typical bit of chick-lit puff piece where adult characters are lacking serious problems like alcohol-dependency, work stress and/or a potty mouth. The characters in this book may have jobs we can't relate to, but they have problems in their lives that we can be empathetic towards. The author does a great job of making them believable by using real-life language instead of toning it down just so she can sell to a younger genre that the sugary-sweet substitute of a movie pandered to.
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Helpful Score: 2
Couldn't get thru this. OK, so your boss is a wicked witch. I get that. But give me something else. I don't understand what all the fuss was about!
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book! I wanted to read it before seeing the movie and thoroughly enjoyed it! Very funny - her boss is truly the devil. What an arrogant witch! I think Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep will do justice to the lead roles!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is an interesting novel with good parts and some really good parts, but in all it is not something that I was overly excited to read through. Much of the text is based in a mindset that is not something I can relate to, but I have always been out of touch with the pulse of the fashion world or the hyperactive world of New York City. Good read if you have extra time.
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Helpful Score: 1
Darker than the movie, not as good in my opinion.
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Helpful Score: 1
A sometimes fun/sometimes painful tale of a toxic work situation -- the boss is awful, but the employee sneers at the whole fashion scene--so the outcome is well, predictable.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is part of my commuting collection - I thought it was a fun easy read, perfect for my crowded ride home on the metro. I read the book before seeing the movie and is usually the case, enjoyed the book more than the movie. If you're looking for some easy light reading (and perhaps to feel better about your own job) this is a good pick.
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Helpful Score: 1
I've read this book a couple of times now and it is SO much better than the bubble-gum tween movie version of the story. The film just made the story too cotton-candy cute, not to mention the awful job of casting that was done or the crap job they did in the re-write for the script.

I find the book well-written and not the typical bit of chick-lit fluff where adult characters are lacking serious problems like alcohol-dependency, work stress and/or a potty mouth. The characters in this book may have jobs we can't relate to, but they have problems in their lives that we can be empathetic towards. The author does a great job of making them believable by using real-life language instead of toning it down just so she can sell to a younger genre that the sugary-sweet substitute of a movie pandered to.
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Helpful Score: 1
I REALLY didn't like this book. The heroine just created all her own problems and she seemed to think the world owed her something. Get a life already!
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Helpful Score: 1
I read this book after watching the movie. This is kind of my habit to see if I missed any good details...The book definitely has more details and the characters are different than in the movie. I found the book more entertaining and blunt. I am not sure though why in the moviem, they changed the characters so much...Oh well, I still enjoyed reading this book regardless.
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Helpful Score: 1
I saw the movie in theaters when it came out a few years ago, and I thought it was "okay." The book is better. It kept me entertained over the holiday weekend. The ending was different than the movie (again, better).
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Helpful Score: 1
Much more fun than the movie with more insights into the cut-throat world of New York fashion. Humorous and well-written, it's a chic lit book you won't be embarrassed to read in public!
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Helpful Score: 1
I really liked this book. It was fun, entertaining, uplifting, and laugh-out-loud funny. Such a joy of a book. The movie was great, too. :)
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Helpful Score: 1
Image is everything in this culture for sure. If you think your boss is demanding...read this!
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Helpful Score: 1
I was a bit lost on this book. I wasn't really sure what the point of this book was. I thought Andy was a spineless, naive idiot up until the last 10 pages and didn't know why I was supposed to care about her. If she could have shown just an ounce of sensitivity or tried to explain what was going on to her friends and family instead of lying to them, I could have had some sympathy but in my opinion she got way more than she deserved. The story was well written but left me feeling kinda empty.
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Helpful Score: 1
This a great book of the modern day higher society women. Makes some of us middle class feel so much more in place in the world around us. Enjoy!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a fun, fluffy, fast read that made me chuckle more than I thought I would. In fact, I'd thought I'd hate it, but I really surprised myself by actually loving it.

Yeah, it's not the world's greatest literature. But it's become a classic of contemporary fiction, and deservedly so.
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Helpful Score: 1
this book is great! and much better than the movie, the movie left way too much out. i found myself laughing out loud reading this book, and thinking about it well after i finshed reading it! give it a try!
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Helpful Score: 1
I've read this book a couple of times now and it is SO much better than the bubble-gum tween movie version of the story. The film just made the story too cotton-candy cute, not to mention the awful job of casting that was done or the crap job they did in the re-write for the script.

I find the book well-written and not the typical bit of chick-lit fluff where adult characters are lacking serious problems like alcohol-dependency, work stress and/or a potty mouth. The characters in this book may have jobs we can't relate to, but they have problems in their lives that we can be empathetic towards. The author does a great job of making them believable by using real-life language instead of toning it down just so she can sell to a younger genre that the sugary-sweet substitute of a movie pandered to.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book - better than the movie!
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Helpful Score: 1
Quite an interesting look into the magazine and fashion worlds. A fun read!
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed this book immensely. I am not a big "novel" fan but this held my attention and even made me smile at times.
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Helpful Score: 1
"The Devil Wears Prada" is a fun book any worker can relate to, even if your boss isn't quite as hellish as the editor-in-chief character, Miranda Priestly. The central character, a young journalist forced into an assistant position at a high-profile fashion magazine, is relatable and you'll find yourself rooting for her all through the book. However, you can tell this is the writer's first published material, and that's not a good thing. Also, this is definitely not literary in any way, so if you're truly looking for something mindless that you can enjoy and then forget about later, read this. Surprisingly, the movie version with Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep is miles better than its source material - if you're interested in the story and don't want to read it, pick up the movie and enjoy it! I liked it better.
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Helpful Score: 1
Hilarious, fast-paced "tell-all" about the world of high-fashion. 22 year old Andrea hires on as the junior assistant to Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of Runway magazine and suffers horribly at the whims of her abusive boss. Supposedly Miranda Priestly = Anna Wintour at Vogue (some other characters in the book are also extremely recognisable fixtures at Vogue)--the author was Wintour's assistant for 9 months--but the author denies this. Of course. Who wants a lawsuit, right?

Mediocre writing, but absorbing, especially if you have ever had a horrible boss.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wickedly amusing---even readers who have never paged through a fashion magazine will get plenty of chuckles and insights from the spiteful tale.
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Helpful Score: 1
if you've seen the movie then you definitely need to read the book.....if you think its gonna be the same as the movie...GUESS AGAIN!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Honestly, as a reader of chick-lit, this book was not my favorite. A rare instance of the movie being better than the book, in my opinion. The main character was hard to support and the negativity of this book was more depressing than funny.

I read the book before I saw the movie and the movie really does what the book should have; make the characters likeable.
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Helpful Score: 1
I've read this book a couple of times now and it is SO much better than the bubble-gum tween movie version of the story. The film just made the story too cotton-candy cute, not to mention the awful job of casting that was done or the crap job they did in the re-write for the script.

I find the book well-written and not the typical bit of chick-lit fluff where adult characters are lacking serious problems like alcohol-dependency, work stress and/or a potty mouth. The characters in this book may have jobs we can't relate to, but they have problems in their lives that we can be empathetic towards. The author does a great job of making them believable by using real-life language instead of toning it down just so she can sell to a younger genre that the sugary-sweet substitute of a movie pandered to.
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I didn't find this book nearly as hilarious as I had expected. The boss was too cruel to be funny, and too ridiculous to be believed. And in a way, the main character was even worse - what person with any self-worth could possibly put up with that kind of treatment?? And any respect or sympathy I felt for the main character went completely down the tubes when she made one particular decision near the end...
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book!
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If you love the movie (or movies like this), then you will love the book. Very witty and kept me sitting in my driveway listening to it! My husband thought that I was nuts!
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I loved this book!! Definitely recommend this one! Her boss made me want to reach inside the book and slap her myself. What a witch! Can't wait to see the movie!
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I've read this book a couple of times now and it is SO much better than the bubble-gum tween movie version of the story. The film just made the story too cotton-candy cute, not to mention the awful job of casting that was done or the crap job they did in the re-write for the script.

I find the book well-written and not the typical bit of chick-lit fluff where adult characters are lacking serious problems like alcohol-dependency, work stress and/or a potty mouth. The characters in this book may have jobs we can't relate to, but they have problems in their lives that we can be empathetic towards. The author does a great job of making them believable by using real-life language instead of toning it down just so she can sell to a younger genre that the sugary-sweet substitute of a movie pandered to.
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Helpful Score: 1
I laughed so hard when I read this book. The things this girl goes thru to land her dream job are incrediable. I found myself cheering at the end. It is a good beach book.
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This was a great book....I once had an employer very much like Miranda (well, maybe not as rich, but she could be a real witch!)

I laughed so hard at Andrea's description of Miranda, and the antics of her bossy demanding employer....but Andrea gets "even" in the end!

Even if you have never experienced an employer like this one, you will still enjoy the book.
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Dang! What a NIGHTMARE Miranda is!!! I can't even imagine working for someone like that. Wow - just incredible the stuff she pulled. I enjoyed reading this.
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Not great, but I don't care for stories where the majority of the conflict is due to poor communication. Entertaining though - and a quick read.
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Cute book! Enjoyed a lot!
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This book is much better than the movie, so if you liked the movie, you should read this.
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If you've seen the movie---the book is so much better. It gives a much rounder version of the main character (Andie) and of her boss. AND the ending is VERY different. If you have ever had an unreasonable boss, you should read this book.
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Hilarious! This book is a laugh a minute.

Every bit as good as the movie.
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This audio book is abridged and should be labeled accordingly. I hate abridged audio books.
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Entertaining, different from the movie enough that I really enjoyed it, well read (my copy is an audiobook).
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Funny book that will make you appreciate your boss since he/she can't be as bad as the one in this book! I want to see the movie now that I've listened to this abridged version.
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A story in the tradition of the Nannie Diaries. While well written, I found the meanness rather wearing after a time.
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Hilarious look into the high powered fashion world. This story keeeps you reading!
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I loved both the movie and the book... the endings were different, but I thought they were both great!
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Funny, light and easy to follow. Nice break from most stories......
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fun read. a totally different experience than the movie.
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Fantastically funny account of a young girl who interns with one of the most difficult women in the fashion industry.
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One of the best books I have ever read! I had a similar boss and could relate so it made it even funnier. Women's fiction at its finest!
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Read the book! So much more to offer than the movie version- you'll love it!
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Very entertaining and interesting, with a peek behind the curtains in NY's fashion scene.
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I loved this book. A very light easy read. A must read recommendation!
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Horrifyingly Hilarious.
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A fun read, the characters are really funny. I really enjoyed it.
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great story.
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I swear I had this narsassistic boss (minus the Prada). Last I heard she was pregnant with triplets. God help them. An entertaining read, but I thought it could have ended better. The descriptions were great and the characterizations were damning. More than one editor must have gone down in flames over this book.
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a great mindless read! hilarious!
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This is an outrageous book - it's funny and sweet and sarcastic all at once. It's got a nice element of the surreal to it. I really enjoyed it and read the book in one sitting!
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Laugh out loud funny and a quick no-brainer read.
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Soo funny....a must read!
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Easy to read book, fast read, funny one !
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This book is a fun read--great for the summer ahead!
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Great book! Different than the movie, but just as good!!
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Entertaining but could have had more of an actual plot, I thought.
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The movie was better and I was a little disappointed that this book was on the New York Times Bestseller list for so long.
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Great book! Please note that I received this book with a bent and partially torn front cover.
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God I had that boss!!!! Loved it!
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Great book for entertainment. Sure, some things may seem pretty incredible, but just let it go and enjoy this great summer read.
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It was a little slow in the middle, but the end really picked up, and it was an enjoyable read overall.
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Funny, funny, funny! I could not put this book down and laughed out loud the whole time I read it! Great Book!
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Great, fast read and hilarious!
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SOOOO funny - Leaves you laughing out loud!!!
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Is there a reason this book is 360 pages? It is light reading, but the same concept over and over and over. This book easily could have been 150 pages and not lost a thing. It reminds me of the SNL sketches where they just keep doing the same joke again and again and it feels like the sketch will never end. I was hoping for something more at the end of this book to somehow redeem the middle 150 pages, but was dissapointed.
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It's a good summer read kind of book. I can't believe there are such crazy and demanding bosses out there. I'm glad I don't work in those areas!
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Even if your not a fashionista, this is a fun tale about working in the fashion industry.
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Good read and was much better than the movie - aren't books always.
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Cute & funny book. Reminder to not take things too seriously...Great read!
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A detailed rendering of the main character's year as an personal and office go-fer to a tyrannical New York fashion editor. Occasionally entertaining, but frequently tedious. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep.
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Way too materialistic for me.
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Kept me laughing! Great book and makes you thankful for who you work for!
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I really loved this book. It made me realize my job isn't that bad. It was a quick and easy read.
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The characters are terrific, the story is funny and sad and intriguing in a weird way. I thought it was a little too long, too much blah blah blah about fashions, and too many F-words. Other than that, I enjoyed it.
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It's a killer title: The Devil Wears Prada. And it's killer material: author Lauren Weisberger did a stint as assistant to Anna Wintour, the all-powerful editor of Vogue magazine. Now she's written a book, and this is its theme: narrator Andrea Sachs goes to work for Miranda Priestly, the all-powerful editor of Runway magazine. Turns out Miranda is quite the bossyboots. That's pretty much the extent of the novel, but it's plenty. Miranda's behavior is so insanely over-the-top that it's a gas to see what she'll do next, and to try to guess which incidents were culled from the real-life antics of the woman who's been called Anna "Nuclear" Wintour. For instance, when Miranda goes to Paris for the collections, Andrea receives a call back at the New York office (where, incidentally, she's not allowed to leave her desk to eat or go to the bathroom, lest her boss should call). Miranda bellows over the line: "I am standing in the pouring rain on the rue de Rivoli and my driver has vanished. Vanished! Find him immediately!"
This kind of thing is delicious fun to read about, though not as well written as its obvious antecedent, The Nanny Diaries. And therein lies the essential problem of the book. Andrea's goal in life is to work for The New Yorker--she's only sticking it out with Miranda for a job recommendation. But author Weisberger is such an inept, ungrammatical writer, you're positively rooting for her fictional alter ego not to get anywhere near The New Yorker. Still, Weisberger has certainly one-upped Me Times Three author Alex Witchel, whose magazine-world novel never gave us the inside dope that was the book's whole raison d' etre. For the most part, The Devil Wears Prada focuses on the outrageous Miranda Priestly, and she's an irresistible spectacle. --Claire Dederer
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I don't think anyone picks up a book like this expecting a ground breaking work of fiction. No one hopes to have his or her life changed by the moral of a book like "The Devil Wears Prada," and I am not an exception. I expected a book that would entertain me, keep me interested, and would make life a little less dull. These goals were all achieved.

Looking back over the opening scene of the novel, though, I am confused. It seems to start in the present, then explain how the lead character, Andrea Sachs, got to such a miserable predicament. Yet, this scene is never revisited. This certainly isn't important, but it might have helped the flow of the novel if it were.

No, I was not moved by this book. It will have no lasting affect on me (although I DID fall asleep last night wondering how on earth my wide feet would ever be forced into Jimmys or Manolos, but that's a different issue), but it helped me to fall asleep at night, closing my day in a relaxed way.
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The story of Andrea Sachs, a small town girl fresh out of college who lands the job that "a million girls would die for". Andrea soon learns that the job, itself, is what's going to kill her! (Either that or cause her to murder her boss, Miranda Priestly, the successful editor of Runway magazine.)

Weisberger has a way of writing that shows both humor and sarcasm in an equal mixture. This book is kind of like a bag of chips - fast, tasty and fun. Forget the health aspect! LOL
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The book was the greatest. It gave you a view into what it is like working for a high-powered woman!
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This book was hilarious! Gives new meaning to "bosses from hell"! Couldn't put it down.
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I saw the movie before I read the book. The movie was okay - the book much better.

Worth the read time.
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Lighthearted look at the life of the fashion world. Lots of fun.
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This is a book about a boss from hell! It is very well written and has some extremely funny parts in it, but it is also anxiety producing because you get pretty wrapped up into this crazy, insane and demented boss this poor struggling writer has to endure. I a anxious to see if the movie is as good as the book.
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I thouroughly enjoyed this book.
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A fun read, though predictable.
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I know lots of people loved this book, but it annoyed me!
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great chick lit, quick read.
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Ok but not as good as I thought it would be
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I personally did not enjoy this book very much. The basic story line is a young lady just out of college, Andrea, trying to meet the demands of life as a personal assistant to one of the top magazine editors in NY, Miranda Priestly. Andrea is forced to do ridiculous things like fetch 4-5 breakfasts a morning so that a hot one is there when Miranda arrive, arrange to have not-yet-in-stores Harry Potter books sent to Miranda's children in Paris, and make a restaurant reservation based on 'I saw it in the paper last week'. There were some funny moments in the book. Mostly, this book just made me feel annoyed. If Miranda, were real person I would probably shove the book down her throat and tell her to act like a human being. If Andrea were a real person, I would hit her over the head with the book and tell her to stand up for herself. Some of the bantering between Miranda and Andrea is funny but not 360 pages funny. It looses it's charm in about a 100 pages or so. I pray to God that people do not actually act like the Miranda Priestly character and if I do I hope I never work for them, I would be fired on the first day.
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A bit long in parts with pieces that didn't seem to move the story along, but still very funny! You almost have to have a sarcastic sense of humor, which I do, so I was thoroughly amused. It may seem far fetched to some while believable to a degree from those of us who have worked in jobs from #(&%(#*&% with bosses who are even more profane!
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Not quite as peppy as most chick-lit I've read. I think you might need a bit of an appreciation, or at least KNOWLEDGE, of couture to really enjoy this book. I felt like 'High Fashion' was a character in this book, and had very little foundation.
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Great book - the idea that people actually live like this blows my mind.
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Good story about a "demon" boss!

Ellen
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This is a hilarious book. Anyone who has had the "boss from hell" should read this.
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Well written. Actually made me nervous as I read it. Don't know if that's good or bad! Excellent for fashionistas or fans.
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Good story, entertaining, very amusing
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I loved this book! I totally related to it, and loved the anecdotes. THis is a hilarious touching book!
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excessively funny book about a young out of college girl that takes a job at a magazine in new york and her boss makes her life hell. I laughed through the whole book. no other book has made me laugh so besides bridget jone's diary. you will love it.
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Really enjoyed this book !
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very funny, better than the movie.
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I think this is a wonderfully written book. I can't believe how quickly I read it, was pretty much unable to put it down, and I care nothing about fashion, magazine publishing, or the young, hip, NYC lifestyle. I think that the author draws you into the main character's life and you become engrossed in it, in the same way that the main character became obsessed with trying to please her obviously psycho boss. Not a deep book, or one that is designed to evoke thoughtfulness, but good escapist fiction (although I am pretty sure this is based on the author's experience, as it rings just a little bit too true).
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I didn't finish the book. Just couldn't get into it. I thought I would read it before the movie comes out but I guess I'll just see the movie instead.
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Very cute book! A nice n light read!
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Really enjoyed this. Easy read. Great characters yet sad depiction of our society.
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Andrea Sachs is a young woman embarking on her first job after college. All she wants is a chance to make her journalistic dreams come true. When she gets an interview to become the personal assistant to Miranda Priestly, famous editor of Runway Magazine, she sees this as a chance to break into the business. Miranda is known to give her assistants choice positions after spending a year with her. Andrea plans from the start to work the year under Miranda and then move on to a career at The New Yorker Magazine. Little does she know that working for Miranda has very little to do with journalism. She becomes more of a servant to Miranda, catering to her personal needs and wants which are constant and unpredictable.

This is a great book written with a sense of humor and deep character development. I felt as though I really got to know each of the main characters. As bad as Andrea's life becomes, she always has an unfailing optimism that it would all be over in a year and then her dreams could come true. Of course, things don't play out quite the way she expects in the end. This is a fun book to read and I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of "chick lit" who wants to read something a little different.
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I listened to the unabridged audiobook version, which was quite entertaining. Good glimpse into entry level jobs in this world, and also gave me pause to think about ways that I might be tormenting the people who work for me.
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If you like "Sex in the City" you'll love this book.
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fun & entertaining read!
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One of the few cases where the movie outshines the book. Lauren Weisberger whines her way through an internship with Anna Wintour at Vogue magazine and makes a best-selling "novel" out of the experience. Driven people do not make good bosses, though they may inspire their underlings to greatness (if only to eventually escape the boss). See the movie, but only read the book if you've got a long plane ride ahead of you and plan to leave the book behind for the next unsuspecting reader.
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fun summer read!
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Much better than the movie :)
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What a great read - funny a light hearted. Everyone must know a boss from "he**".
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Great book, fast read, an interesting look at the inside of the fashion industry.
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HILARIOUS!
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Great Book! Can't wait till the movie!
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It was entertaining enough for me to finish the book, but I found it very shallow and unrealistic.
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I had high hopes to read about all the drama and mystery of a world I will never know. It just came off as anticlimatic and unbelievable. It was also sometimes repetitious. This author needs to learn more adjectives and metaphors.
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If you've ever had a difficult boss, you must read this book. Very clever and a fast read. I enjoyed it.
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this book was kind of cute, an easy read, and i'd like to pass it along to someone else to enjoy on an airplane or at the beach.
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Great book, wanted to make sure I read it before seeing the movie. One of my new favorite books.
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Light easy read, had me laughing all the way through.
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This is an entertaining book about "the boss from hell" (Hence the title). I wouldn't say it was laugh out loud funny, but it is a good read. I'm looking forward to seeing the film since it seems like this story would be easy to adapt.
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This book is about a recently graduated heroin who moves to New York to find a job. What she finds in addition to a job is an evil boss, unlimited hours of work, and a life that she is trying to keep together outside of work. You'll fall in love with the girl and learn to loathe her boss and all the time enjoy the fun novel. I wasn't able to put this book down.
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Fun read! I hope the movie lives up to the sharp dialogue and mean spirit of the book.
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This book was well written and had great character development. A real enjoyable book to sit down and get lost in the world of fashion. Some foul language, but not too bad.
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Fun, enjoyable read.
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This was not an easy read for me - wanted to quit half-way through it but stuck it out. This is one instance where the movie is better than the book.
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Drags a bit, more hype than what the book produced.
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Great Book and Movie. I enjoyed both!
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I both loved and hated this book. I was not a fan of the main character, as I felt that she had lost her morals and values by the end of the book. I also was not a fan of the foul language. However, the book kept me hooked until the end and of course ended differently than the movie.
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This was an amusing fun read the I enjoyed immensely. I read it and then later saw the movie. I am glad that I did it in that order. Otherwise, I may have missed out on a book that was for me "laugh out loud" funny.
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I enjoyed this story & getting a peek into the sort of life I will NEVER have, nor would want to. High socitey Manhattan too wealthy, too thin, TOO shallow people who dont know their self worth should NOT be measured by the label on their clothing or shoes. Sad really that some endure torture at the hands of a monster boss in order to find their place in the world, or a better job. I wouldn't have put up with it.
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Terrific!
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Hilarious and fun!! Watching Andy learn about fashion and life from the beast of all bosses. Better than the movie.
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I agree with the other reviews posted here, I enjoyed the movie far better than the book. It's very rare for that to be the case, but I just like the direction the movie took the characters. I just read Last Night at Chateau Marmont by the same author and it was a far better book than this book was! I give the movie 5 stars, the book 2 stars!
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LOVED it! I read this years ago at a time when my life seemed out of control, and it made me feel that it could be SOOOO much worse! LOVE the movie, too. Perfect casting.
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Very Funny read before you see the movie so you can see the differences.
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Read the book way before seeing the movie. The book is a great summer read and will keep you interested.
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I thought this book was good. Well written and the movie was just as good. Worth reading!!!
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this book annoyed me from start to finish
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This book really didn't have much of a point. It was a waste of my time.
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I thought this book was pretty awesome. It's better than most chick lit type of books - lets you experience being high class, when really you're sitting in sweatpants, while you're reading and imagining the amazing clothes and shoes. If you have seen the movie, I recommend the book. It has a different ending.
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I liked this book a lot. It wasn't much like the movie which was sort of expected, but I found that I LIKED the character far more in the novel than the movie. It was more realistic, I could understand and relate. It's a good novel if you just want a book to distract you for a short period of time.
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Funny with nderlying messages including not losing oneself. It was clever and entertaining and has inspired many offshoots. I enjoyed it and while it was a quick read, it wasn't as shallow as I expected.
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This is a very fun read.
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I liked this book, it kind with the way the movie did.
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If you've ever started a the bottom of the corporate ladder, you will relate to this character. If you don't feel better about your boss after reading this book, you DEFINITELY need a new job!
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Great read with insight into how the fashion industry works in NYC.
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I LOVED this book. It is much better than the movie.
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Much better as a book than a movie, but it is your typical chick lit book. It's an easy, enjoyable read, like if you need a book for the airplane or such. If you like confessions of a shopahollic, or books like that, this is right up your alley. Although, I'm not a big chick-lit girl and I still liked it.
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I absolutely loved this book. It was funny because at the time, my boss was horrible...but nothing like this!!
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If your looking for a fast easy decandent summer read this is it.
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I don't know why people call Andrea Sachs character whiny. She's not whiny. She's intensely selfish and oblivious. That is why this book is bad - there is no way on earth you cal like the main character. Weiserberger may have tried to create a naive and idealistic character, but what she ended up with was a snob. She may have been a snob in reverse, but she was a snob nonetheless. While there is no excuse for the way Miranda Priestly behaves, that does not make Sachs attitude okay. Between the two of them, I was ready to throw the book across the room.

To make matters worse, the unlikeable characters were mixed in with insufficient description and horrible writing. The story is flat, the plot and narrative are all over the place, and, to make matters worse, Weisberger seems to have no idea how horrendous her prose is. Weisberger makes so many attempts to "sound" like a writer, that she complete forgets shes writing a book. This books reads like it was written by a High Schooler over summer vacation. Weisberger shows glimmers of talent here and there, but they're so faint that I was left wondering why any editor would let this book slide.

The only reason I continued to read this book was for the supporting cast. Andrea's roommate, boyfriend, and fellow Priestly assistant were the most fascinating characters of the novel. They had stories. They had substance. They had emotions. Too bad they were pushed to the periphery while Weisberger's yawning headliners took center stage.
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I didn't enjoy it as much as the movie, but it was wonderful, nevertheless. Miranda is even crueler (hard to believe, I know!) and Andrea's friends are not such jerks as I found them to be in the movie. Many differences, but I still enjoyed them both! It is light reading, definitely for girls, but I loved every minute of it!
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Great chick-lit book for a fun read!
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Loved it. Couldn't put it down
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great book.
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I watched the movie before I read the book, which may have lead to me liking the film more than the book. The book is cute and the idea of it is great. Good chick lit is hard to find sometimes but Lauren Weisberger provided. Sometimes I feel like Weisberger is venting too much about her old job though (for Anna Wintour at Vogue) and not moving the plot along. Despite that it is definitely worth reading and I suggest doing so before watching the movie.
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Fun, fast read. I hear the movie stunk but loved the book.
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Great dishy, fun read!
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I agree with a lot of the reviewers in that the book is much better than the movie, and makes more sense than some of the nonsense in the movie. I also agree with some who say the ending was forgettable, but the body of the book makes that worth the unsatisfying ending. The story was hilarious, light hearted, weird, and totally different than life as most of us know it, although many of us can relate to the stress of having a seemingly psychotic and irrational boss. You will find yourself imagining snappy comebacks to things people say to the poor girl trying to hold onto her job so she can score her dream job, you'll daydream about the glamour of the fashion world, you'll also wish you were 5'10" and 120 lbs. like the main character. It's a really funny and fun to read book. I live in the rural South, about as far as you can get from downtown Manhattan, so many of the things she describes are really interesting to hear about because they are so different than the regular life here. I also enjoy books that don't require too much thinking on my part (I do enough of that at work!) so it's not really the most intellectual of pursuits, but perfect for an unwinder. Definitely recommended!
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Much more entertaining than the movie, laugh out loud funny in parts.
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Remember a job is just a job, it does not make you who you are. Female-empowering story!
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I've read this book a couple of times now and it is SO much better than the bubble-gum tween movie version of the story. The film just made the story too cotton-candy cute, not to mention the awful job of casting that was done or the crap job they did in the re-write for the script.

I find the book well-written and not the typical bit of chick-lit fluff where adult characters are lacking serious problems like alcohol-dependency, work stress and/or a potty mouth. The characters in this book may have jobs we can't relate to, but they have problems in their lives that we can be empathetic towards. The author does a great job of making them believable by using real-life language instead of toning it down just so she can sell to a younger genre that the sugary-sweet substitute of a movie pandered to.
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I've read this book a couple of times now and it is SO much better than the bubble-gum tween movie version of the story. The film just made the story too cotton-candy cute, not to mention the awful job of casting that was done or the crap job they did in the re-write for the script.

I find the book well-written and not the typical bit of chick-lit fluff where adult characters are lacking serious problems like alcohol-dependency, work stress and/or a potty mouth. The characters in this book may have jobs we can't relate to, but they have problems in their lives that we can be empathetic towards. The author does a great job of making them believable by using real-life language instead of toning it down just so she can sell to a younger genre that the sugary-sweet substitute of a movie pandered to.
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Great read - couldnt put it down.
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quick read, pretty funny...want to see the movie now after reading the book
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Good book, darker than the movie.

Cate
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VERY enjoyable book and sooooo much better than the movie! Totally proves the expression "Never judge a book by its movie!"
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Love it!
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Really great!
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Haven't seen the movie yet, but I understand Meryl Streep also didn't buy into her character being a completely evil fashionista. A little too either-or simplistic for my taste but definitely a good gossipy read - and lots and lots of clothes.
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A must read before you see the movie
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A fun read
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Delicious, fun reading. Perfect for traveling.
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Similar to the film, but with differences that make it more logical and entertaining. A good read.
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Very good book.
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A little long, but a fun read.
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I think to some this book would be considered "funny." However, because I worked for a high profile woman that was so much like the CEO in this book I found it to be disturbing and it brought back to many bad memories.
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When I first started this book, I thought there was no way I was going to be able to read it. Way too much detail about a two hour drive through NYC.

Luckily, I plugged on and found the book to be a very interesting look at what is considered great experience and resume building work at a NY magazine company -- the ability to buy coffee and donuts and colate piles of paper.

The end of the book was great. Something tells me all of us have had a boos we would have liked to just tell off and walk away from.
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Overrated overrated overrated.
That's the perfect way to describe this so-called novel. I preferred the film.
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I really enjoyed this fast paced and witty book. It gets a little redundant but it is a very fun read. Nice for a busy summer.
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Very entertaining book, MUCH better than the movie.
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An easy read. Miranda, the boss from hell, was wearing ME out!!
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Much better than the movie. A decent, quick read.
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I think this book got the short end of it in recent reviews. It was a great book and a great read.
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This book was WONDERFUL! Sadly enough I have worked for people like this in the past!
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I haven't actually finished the book yet, only because I'm a nanny of triplets, but I really don't want to put it down. The author puts things in a way that you relate to the character and want her boss to go fall off a cliff or something.
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The book is a lot more wickedly funny than the movie. You will appreciate your boss so much more after reading this truth-inspired fiction.
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This is a wonderful book! Can you picture yourself working for such a beast!
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Fun, and funny, uplifting, very enjoyable -- actually better than I'd thought it would be!
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i loved this book. I read it on my honeymoon (on the beach)!!
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An easy, quick read, although I wasn't too impressed with the book overall. I almost want to equate this to a romance novel for the fashion industry.
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I'm still reading this, actaully. But it's very good.
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Not as good as I thought it would be...
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I laughed out loud to many of the rediculous requests that Miranda made and sympathized with Andy. Great book.
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Very funny and enjoyable in a light humor way.
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I had a love/hate relationship with this book. I really felt it dragged and I grew quite bored with parts of it.

I did enjoy the character of Andrea, she was a smart and witty girl. Nothing better than a story taking place in New York..such a great vibe.

Overall, an average read.
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An amusing tale about a job that a million girls would die for, with the worse boss ever.
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Insightful look into the life of being someone's personal assistant.
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Great story! Hilarious! You'll feel so sorry for Andrea and so horrified by her boss. If you like this book, you'd also like "The Second Assistant" or "The Nanny Diaires."
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Narrated by Andrea Sachs, a small-town girl fresh out of college , as she lands a dream job working for the Boss From Hell.
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Really funny. I enjoyed this book so much and I am excited for the movie.
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Good book can't wait to see what the movie is like!
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Although the movie is good, the book is better -- read it B4 you rent the DVD that just came out.
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I heard that this book was going to be a movie late last year. I read the first few chapters and just couldn't get into it. But hopefully someone else out there will!
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Loved it, can't wait to see the movie.
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Quick, light read that should entertain.
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GREAT BOOK, LOTS OF FUN! EVEN BETTER THAN THE MOVIE!
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Very entertaining.
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Love Love Love it! Better than the movie, which is saying alot because the movie was amazing too!
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I loved this book - so much better than the movie!
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So much better than the movie. The end is much more satisfying!!!
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This book is one of the funniest I have ever read. The movie doesn't even get 1/2 of it!
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Humorous book, finished it in one day!
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Everybody knows by now what a fun book this is.
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so fun! you will enjoy!
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Loved the book - disliked the movie!
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Such a good book! Read it before you see the movie. Very easy read and so funny!
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loved the book, loved the movie!
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Good and diverting, if not incredibly perceptive. I enjoyed it, but didn't love it.
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It's a fun read. Nice for a flight or the beach. A biting look at the fashion industry from an insider, the book is not short on charm. I found it difficult to sympathize with the main character, but nonetheless, I looked forward to the movie release.
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Great! Deliciously fun!
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This was a chick book of all chick books. Great beach read, not much intellectually, but still lots of fun.
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Page turner and highly entertaining look at the inner world of a fashion magazine and its evil editor.
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Serious journalist goes to work for fashion magazine and Miranda Priestly -- deliciously evil. The villain you love to hate.
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This book was produced before the movie. It is very funny and will keep you entertained all the way to the end.
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Fun Chic Lit
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I couldn't finish this book. It's unnecessarily long, and at only a third of the way through I had already set it aside and made myself pick it back up twice. Andrea is the annoying character, as far as I'm concerned, not the so-called evil boss. I didn't find her sympathetic at all, and as the narrator she's constantly smug and self-justifying. I actually loved the movie--at least Andrea is held partly accountable in that.
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Better then the movie!
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Great book. Kept my attention and wanted to keep reading it to finish it.
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a fascinating read. Funny too.
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Entertaining fluff.
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This book drags at certain points, but is believeable.
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Highly entertaining! A must read!
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Loved it
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Cute book! A quick read. Would be great for summer/beach reading.
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This book was a riot! The boss was totally over-the-top but I think more than a few people out there will be able to relate to Andrea. I know I could. Even if you have no interest in the fashion industry, if you have ever worked for a demanding boss you must read this book.
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Riveting!
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Hilarious! I haven't seen the movie, but can picture is so easily. If you ever had a demanding boss, this one will have you laughing out loud.
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This has the readability of "chick lit," but it's smarter and sharper. I loved it! Read this before you watch the movie!
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I really enjoyed this story, partly because of the interesting characters, but also because of the fashion commentary and descriptions. A fun read.
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Light as marshmalllow, fun to read.
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Enjoyed it very much. Well-written & an easy read. Great book!
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This book was tons of fun. If you liked the movie, I'd still suggest reading the book, because the story's quite different, so it's like getting a whole new version. It's a good one to read in bits before bed because, while it's enjoyable, you won't lose sleep over the suspense of it all. It's just fun.
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Was pretty good, but I liked the movie better.
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Funny! Good, light read.
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Usually I prefer a book to the movie, however in this case, the book lacked the spark Merle Streep and Anne Hathaway provided on screen. The tertiary characters were dark and too deeply flawed, distracting from the story.
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Very entertaining. Quick read.
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Much better than the move, but in the book you'll really hate Miranda
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Love this book, funny and refeshing.
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Great book!! I wasn't interested in seeing the movie until after I read the book - now I can't wait to see it.
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Excellent book; I loved it! Very fast read.
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A truly delightful read, this first novel presents a fascinating--if fictionalized--peek into the fashion and publishing industries.
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Thoroughly enjoyable read!
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I enjoyed this book and thought it was a quick read. About a girl who wants to be a writer and what she goes through with the worst boss in the world!
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great book- a fun read.
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I bought this book in the airport on the way to Italy. I'm glad I did! Very entertaining!
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Awesome book, you love to hate Miranda. DON'T watch the movie if you've seen this, they leave out all the best stuff :(
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i had this wishlisted and finally went to B&N and bought it just so i could get on the bandwagon. I liked the book - even though there are LOTS of mixed reviews about it. This particular book has cover art from the movie. I think it is a good gossipy read!
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I thought the book was so much better than the film. It was interesting to catch a glimpse of the high fashion world, a world far different than the one in which I live or aspire to live.
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I liked the book even better then the movie.
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a gossipy novel of fashion hilarious account of life at a top fashion magazine
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Funny and horrifying!
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I did not care for this book.
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Really enjoyed this book. I saw the movie and was curious..... Very well written....better than the movie.
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Tastes great, less filling! Enjoyable, lightweight, and a hoot to read, especially if you have ever worked in Manhattan.
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Much better than the movie!
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Liked the book better than the movie!
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If you're seen the movie, the book will not disappoint. As in most cases, the book is better than its cinematic counterpart! If you stick through the first few chapters you'll be sucked into the character's foiables, exaggerated flaws and just maybe identify with Andrea's new job blunders as she navagates the alien planet of high fashion, too skinny models, fashionistas and an over the top boss that will have you saying, "I can't belive she did/said THAT!" outloud again and again. Also, the book gives you a better impression of the heroine's personal life and a truer to life, more intense version of her relationship with her friends and the tradegy that brings her back from the alien planet, and down to earth again with the ones she loves. I highly recommend this book if you're interested in a light character novel that will peel your eyes open to the world of high fashion.
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Much better then the movie
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Very saucy!
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This book is witty but a little dry at times. Pretty predictable, which was unfortunate.
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I did not see the movie but I thought the book was very detailed and humorous. Weisberger describes the characters in a hilarious manner and you almost think you are there. I thought this was one of the better books I have read in a while
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Fun, fast read. Enjoyed it immensely. Funny -- even if you know nothing about the world of fashion, New York, etc. Probably even funnier if you know more about that world. Made me want to see the movie -- can't imagine Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly!!!
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I saw the movie and decided to read the book. It was a funny and quick read.
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Enjoyable book! Didn't see the movie because I didn't want to ruin what I'd conjured in my head of the characters, etc. I'm the kind of person who enjoys keeping tabs on celebrity gossip, fashion, trends -- and this book complimented my interests well.
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Fun to read, especially if you've seen the movie.
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fun. easy to read
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Very funny! I couldn't put this one down.
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A fun book about a small town girl in the big city, and her mean boss.
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A fantastic book that I highly reccommend!
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Hilarious!!
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The TRUTH abot the world of high fashion news. Glamour is indeed hard work. Hilarious.
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I got this book because I enjoyed the movie.... but I was extremly disappointed. Lots of sex and a ton of foul language permiated the book. If you are really interested in this book, watch the movie instead.
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This book is in excellent condition.
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A really cute book - lots of fun.
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Great, fun read!
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Didn't finish book. Heard that movie was wonderful but I couldn't get in to the book.
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I found myself laughing at some of the ridiculous things the character Andrea had to put up with from Miranda a boss from hell. This book is a light, witty, quick read. I would recommend this book for all those who want to escape their own boss horrors.
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A fun read!!
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fluffy! a quick & easy read.
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It's a killer title: The Devil Wears Prada. And it's killer material: author Lauren Weisberger did a stint as assistant to Anna Wintour, the all-powerful editor of Vogue magazine. Now she's written a book, and this is its theme: narrator Andrea Sachs goes to work for Miranda Priestly, the all-powerful editor of Runway magazine. Turns out Miranda is quite the bossyboots. That's pretty much the extent of the novel, but it's plenty. Miranda's behavior is so insanely over-the-top that it's a gas to see what she'll do next, and to try to guess which incidents were culled from the real-life antics of the woman who's been called Anna "Nuclear" Wintour. For instance, when Miranda goes to Paris for the collections, Andrea receives a call back at the New York office (where, incidentally, she's not allowed to leave her desk to eat or go to the bathroom, lest her boss should call). Miranda bellows over the line: "I am standing in the pouring rain on the rue de Rivoli and my driver has vanished. Vanished! Find him immediately!"
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This is a scathing, sometimes hilarious story of life at a top fashion magazine, including the boss from hell.
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A great entertaining read. Can't wait to see the movie now.
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With more than 200 people having this on their club wish list, I don't think I have to say anything. But to the lucky person that gets it....ENJOY, I sure did!!
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Loved this book!!!
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I liked the book better than the movie! The book club I am in decided to read this book for the month of July and then we went to the movie together! It was different in a lot of ways! Even character names and characters themselves! I really really liked the book, it was a fun fast read!
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Not nearly the fabulous book the reviews said it would be. A ridiculous story of what people put their employees through/what people will do to keep a job.
Maybe the movie is better? I didn't find it remotely funny.
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A totally different world than I could ever, or ever want to, relate to. The excesses that this book hinted at are a travesty. After reading this I wouldn't take a Prada or Jimmy Choo if it was handed to me on a silver platter.

While parts of this book were somewhat amusing, I guess you gotta be from NYC to really find the humor.
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This is a great well written book. I could not put it down!
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This book was extremely entertaining and a pretty easy read. Very humorous and truly portrayed what working for a crazy demanding boss can be like. I would definitely recommend this book! A++
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A very fun read.
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Great summer read. All about the fashion magazine world of New York. It's highs & lows, & the new girl at the office
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didn't see the movie, but the book is AWESOME!!!
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Good beach read -- MUCH better than the movie.
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Very easy read - very funny. I know I found similarities in a boss I once had - I'm sure everyone can identify someone with this witch. I enjoyed it very much.
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This is probably the only time that I can say that I enjoyed the movie more than the book. I actually waited to see the movie until it was released on DVD because I thought the book was so bad. It just didn't hold my interest.
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The book was just 'okay'. I really enjoyed the movie a lot better, which is odd for me to say because it's usually the other way around.
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This is a fun read. I enjoyed Rachael Leigh Cook's reading. Andrea is just hilarious.
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Funny story about an overworked slave/assistant for an editor to a fashion magazine that believes her assistant should be at her every beckon call.
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Really lighthearted and funny. Pretty pretentious, but good writing. I enjoyed her depiction of a high powered media mogul. I also enjoyed Rachel Leigh Cook's reading.
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Not being a "big City" girl, it was hard for me to relate to some of this book. Funny in places; overdone in others. A light read.
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this book is so funny, if I had a boss like that, I think I shot her he he
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This was pretty good. Nothing heavy, just a light, fun read.
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I enjoyed this book because I wanted to laugh at how mean the main character of this story. I also don't like fasion so the fact it was poking fun at it appealed to me.
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I thought this was ok......The ending was the best!
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From Publishers Weekly: "Most recent college grads know they have to start at the bottom and work their way up. But not many picture themselves having to pick up their boss's dry cleaning, deliver them hot lattes, land them copies of the newest Harry Potter book before it hits stores and screen potential nannies for their children. Charmingly unfashionable Andrea Sachs, upon graduating from Brown, finds herself in this precarious position: she's an assistant to the most revered-and hated-woman in fashion, Runway editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly. The self-described "biggest fashion loser to ever hit the scene," Andy takes the job hoping to land at the New Yorker after a year. As the "lowest-paid-but-most-highly-perked assistant in the free world," she soon learns her Nine West loafers won't cut it-everyone wears Jimmy Choos or Manolos-and that the four years she spent memorizing poems and examining prose will not help her in her new role of "finding, fetching, or faxing" whatever the diabolical Miranda wants, immediately. Life is pretty grim for Andy, but Weisberger, whose stint as Anna Wintour's assistant at Vogue couldn't possibly have anything to do with the novel's inspiration, infuses the narrative with plenty of dead-on assessments of fashion's frivolity and realistic, funny portrayals of life as a peon. Andy's mishaps will undoubtedly elicit laughter from readers, and the story's even got a virtuous little moral at its heart. Weisberger has penned a comic novel that manages to rise to the upper echelons of the chick-lit genre." Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --
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One of those mindless reads you can just get lost in. If you liked the movie, you probably won't like the book.
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A whiney, self-indulgent view of an entry level job. Most of us have dealt with unreasonable bosses - deal with it or get a new job. This book is poorly written and leaves many loose ends. The plot (such as it is) is unfocused and highly predictable. But, given the predictability, why drag one's readers through several hundred pages to what we all expect is to be the ultimate conclusion, unless you have a darn good message to impart along the way? IMHO the movie was better - a more focused plot, no loose ends.
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A must read for anyone who has ever had a demanding boss...except this one takes the cake. Entertaining, but also thought provoking in relation to decisions we make every day and expectations of how people should treat one another.
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Pretty good book. I loved the ending.
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It was a quick, enjoyable read but I did not find the main character terribly compelling.
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Enjoyed this glimpse of the fashion world from hell. If this is what it's like, no one should enter.
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Very interesting and comical in a way about the world's most demanding boss and the assistant who tried to keep her job.
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A great entertaining read!
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Infrequently, a book is not as good as the film and such is the case here.
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SO good!!! Hard to put down.
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Very good-entertaining.
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Great Read
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not meaningful, but good entertainment- the movie was better
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Although the subject matter is interesting, the book drags in some places and is a bit depressing, considering the fact that it's presented as a "light" read.
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Great chicklit! Stunning story about a crap job in the world of fashion.
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What would you do if your heaven sent job turned out to be a living hell?

"Simply has to go down in gossip history...
Just read this novel for the hell of it and emjoy...
It's horribly funny." Liz Smith
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What would you do if your "heaven sent job" turned out to be "a living hell"? A strikingly accurate depiction of the slightly loony worlds of fashion and high-stakes glamour magazines.
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Fun summer read! Great for the beach.
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If you've seen the movie, there's not much new here (well, a few more anecdotes and a much better reason for the ending), but it's still a lot of fun and a great escape-book. I found it especially helpful on the days I was having a bad day at work... it could be just a little worse!
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For once, I actually thought the movie was better. I had the hardback forever but never read it. After seeing the movie, i grabbed up the paperback and read it quickly. Don't get me wrong, the book was ok, but I enjoyed the movie more. A fast read if you're interested. I'm going to give Laura another try with her next book and see how that goes.
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Really cute read. The book is sooooo much better than the movie!!
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Great fun to read
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This book was just too over the top...a slow read for me.
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A wickedly humorous novel about a young writer entering into the world of fashion editors. Her wonderful new job turns into a living hell.
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Very Good Book!!!! I haven't seen the movie, but the book is usually better, so if you liked the movie, I'm sure you'll lov the book!!!
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Although I sincerely hope there is not or never will be a person like Miranda Priestly, she certainly makes a great chacter as she is set up to to show you and me what the inside of the New York fashion world could be like. Fun.
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Harsh but funny look at the world of fashion
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GREAT READ!
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This was a really fun, quick read. Loved it.
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Very good book...better than the movie!
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I thought it was a pretty good book. I am not sure if I would as been as into it if I had not already seen the movie.
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unfortunately this is one case where I actually thought the movie was better. i enjoyed the book enough, but probably should've read it first to have enjoyed it more. oh well..
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Very good book. Sooooo funny. A bit drawn out, but I still enjoyed it very much.
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Great book and great author as well! Definitely reccomended!
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Very interesting to see how much one person will put up with from a horrendous boss - makes me look forward to seeing the movie. Recommended chick-lit read.
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This book is horribly boring. I had planned on reading the book before seeing the movie, but I don't plan on doing that any longer. The main character is annoying, the work scenario is ridiculous, and you find yourself wondering how anyone with a decent IQ level could bother working for someone so uppity. Then you realize that it would never happen in real life and put the book down in disgust. The author, in a meager attempt to impress upon the readers just how upscale the boss is, goes on and on (and on and on) with lists of various designers and so on. You could easily skip nearly a whole page now and again because of it.

In short, not worth the read unless you're marooned on a desert island and have nothing else to do. Even then, I'm not sure I'd bother.
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I really enjoyed this book. Stayed up late till I finished it. But the main character is hard to take. Get a backbone! No job is worth your self-respect! Can a boss be that evil and cruel? Yes, if everybody lets her.
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A bit stressful - but good:)
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great author book better then movie !!1
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Had fun reading it. I haven't seen the movie but the book is wonderful.
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Lauren Weisberger takes us on a self-congratulatory journey through the fashion world.
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Too funny! I enjoyed being in her life through the pages of this novel.
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A small town girl finds the job a million girls would die for--assistant to the fabulously successful editor of Runway magazine, who turns our to be the boss from hell. Hilarious and cleverly written.
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WOW- wanted to read it before the movie===so AWESOME---Reallly great novel
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I think I would like this book more if I wasn't able to relate.... Funny and a quick read, but not a selection for me.
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Really fun book especially if you have ever lived in New York. I have heard that it is "based on a true story". The author is the heroine in the book supposedly.I enjoyed escaping into it- a well written fun book overall.
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Oh my God! I read this book while working at the worst job I've had yet. While I found the plot line lacking in a point other than this has got to be the worst boss in history,it unexpectedly gave me the courage to quite my job with out a back up plan. And yes I did find a job I enjoyed much more.
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BETTER THAN THE MOVIE!!!
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I couldn't get into this one - I probably read about half of it then saw the movie and never had any desire to finish it. More "grown-up" that many of the chick-lit books, which I don't really mean as a compliment as it was not any more fun to read.
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A great, fun read. I couldn't put it down!
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I loved this book! Every recent college grad looking for a job should read this one!
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Funny, funny, funny. I don't know how Andrea could stand being the assistant to the boss from hell, Miranda.
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This was such a fun book. I really enjoyed it.
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just as good as the movie and just as funny
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Wow-this book was great!
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A good read - couldn't put it down.
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A funny look at a fledgling career in the fashion industry.
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Excellent! Soooooooooo funny!
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Excellent book!
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I loved this book. Very catty and fun. Makes you learn to love the job you have.
Andrea Sachs is a small town girl who lands the job, "a million girls would kill for." However, she is a glorified go-for-girl to a snotty, self centered editor in the world of fashion publishing. The things this boss has her do are just amazing! And not in a good way. Very funny.
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A good light read -- funny, unabashedly over the top, and all in all something good to sit down and unwind with. It'll make you reconsider complaining about /your/ boss for sure!
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I really did not care for this book. I *wanted* to like it but it was just too much. The main character is a ninny.
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I really enjoyed this one even though from reviews I read I expected not to. A quick, entertaining read that was hard to put down.
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Reminded me of the Nanny Diaries in the publishing world. Cute book.
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Truely enjoyable story about a college graduate's first job as the assistant to an editor of THE fashion magazine.
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LOVED IT!!
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Great audio read. Funny and realistic. First life after college at a fashion magazine. Brutal
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This is one of the funniest books I have read. It is the story of a twenty-something fresh out of school and looking for a job. She gets the opportunity to work as the assistant to the editor of a fashion magazine and finds that it is nothing it was cracked up to be and her boss is the boss from hell. This book will make you laugh out loud and thank your lucky stars your boss is not like Miranda, or it will make you laugh at how similar your boss is to her.
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Funny Funny book. For everyone out there that just "LOVES" their boss!! NOTTTTT!!!!!
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An interesting book about a job from hell. Andrea works for a fashion magazine editor in New York City, who is an extremely demanding woman. She only takes the job becuase it secures her a spot anywhere she wants in the magazine world after a year of slave work. I enjoyed this book which surprised me because I have heard mixed reveiws about it.
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THE SCARY THING ABOUT THIS BOOK IS THAT THE BOSS COULD BE A REAL PERSON! FUNNY, SAD, ANGRY, INTERESTING BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT "VOGUE" TYPE MAGAZINE. I LIKED IT. FAST READ.
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great inside look at the fashion industry and what it takes to work there. You have to love and hate Andrea's boss Miranda all at the same time. You also have to feel sorry for her in a round about way.
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Better than the movie!
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I loved this book-great vacation read!!!!
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Good book
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Better then the movie!!!
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Funny, smart, interesting...easy to enjoy
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Loved this book. Very funny read.
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If you liked the movie, you'll love the book too. The screenplay and the book have different facts, many in fact, but the flavor of the story is the same and has a more realistic, and less fairy-tale quality than the movie. I loved it, a great, fun, easy read.
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The reader of this audio CD does an excellent job of conveying each of the characters. If you enjoyed the movie, you will LOVE this CD!
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They always say that the books are better than the movie and in this case it is so true! The reader is excellent. She pulls you into the story and you feel like you are witnessing everything first hand.
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A good book on the fashion industry (but high stress and miltary like.)
I haven't seen the movie so I don't know if it follows or not.
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Definitely a chick book! Since I grew up with a father in the fashion industry I wasn't suprised at the the lifestyle led by these individuals...in my opinion, very shallow and materialistic. I found this a quick read and I was pleasantly surprised with the ending when Andy realized that this type of life was not worth it - friends and family are more important than any type of "cut-throat" position where people are easily disposed of.
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I really liked this book! I loved how it ended. I'm anxious to see the movie now, even though I doubt it will be better than the book.
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Very good reading.
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stylish, fun read
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Loved this book, so funny (might have just been so funny because I used to have a boss with similar characteristics to Miranda). Definately a great light read.
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Book better than the movie, for sure!
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Very funny read. Great vacation book!
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This was a good quick read about a girl who sold herself short but eventually came around. I liked the book overall, easy to read and identify with the narrator.
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This book was borrowed to me and I really didn't think I would like it because I didn't care for the movie. The book is much better.
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I loved this book...flew right through it. A light, easy, funny read.
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It's a good book to read on vacation or in a hot tub.
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I waited a long time (for me) to read this because of all the hype surrounding it. I thought it would be the same as a lot fo others like it when in fact it was quite different. It was a fast read but an enjoyable one.
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Such a funny book. Fast paced and even better than the movie. Great read
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A quick, funny read. For all you Top Model and Project Runway fans!
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Quick, easy read--especially good for reading in between two heavier reads. My coworker and I read this at the same time because our boss IS Miranda Priestly! Good old fashioned chick-lit!
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loved it!
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Very good...I rather enjoyed it!
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Kinda slow. But I did enjoy it.
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...a fun look at the fashion industry through the eyes of a young woman trying to please her boss, a witch of sorts who cannot be pleased.
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GREAT!! If you like Sex and the City... read this book!
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So much better than the movie. Great book.
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liked the book much better than the movie
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Have you ever met such a pure villain??? I wanted to jump in the book and tell her where to jump! Great read, lots of fashion talk!
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Better than the movie. A great read for down time.
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A great read - love the depth of the novel vs. the movie. Enjoy!
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Since I had seen the movie before reading the book, it was interesting to see the changes that occurred. The book is still a good read and the writer is excellent. It is easy to read and I couldn't help but be involved with the characters. If you are looking for a nice summer read, then this is it.
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ok. I read it in a couople days while I was in the gym. Didnt finish the last 30 pages or so because I felt like it started to drag on. Its alright if u want a quick easy read, not too much depth or seriousness, good for a day at the beach
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This is the boss from hell!!!!

The booked dragged for me. I liked it but I expected more
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I really loved this book. It made me laugh and smile. I really cared about Andi. Granted, some of the characters in the book are pretty superficial, but I suspect that is not too far from the truth in that world. Speaking of that world, it is completely foreign to me, so I enjoyed a peek inside. Do not expect some literary bombshell. It is chick-lit, and if you know that and are okay with it, you will enjoy this hilarious book. BTW the ending in the book is WAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY better than the ending in the movie (though I loved the movie, too, which is rare). If you've seen the movie, you will still enjoy the book.
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This book is an easy summer read. I enjoyed it, but I had a boss similar to the main character, so the nightmares have returned. LOL
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This book was hilarious. Of course, different from the movie. I prefer the book ending over the movie. Hilarious.
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Very smart read!!!
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I must admit this was an incredibly good read
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I really liked this book. It's a funny, easy read. If you're looking for a laugh, give it a try!
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Surprisingly good read - even for a dude. I really enjoyed it.
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Fun and light. If you liked the movie, you'll like the book.
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I loved it and I could relate even in the slightest bit. Better than the movie.
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Loved this book - and one of the few times that the movie was every bit as enjoyable as the print version!
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Great bppl bit unbelivable boss!!!!!!!!!!
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Got this book from another fellow PBS member. I read this book in only a couple days and just loved the ending. Can't wait to see if the movie is like the book.
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Good movie but I just don't have the time or drive to read the book that was given to me. I like the young, strong female character who isn't afraid to go after what she wants I just don't like how she has to assimalate to fit in. Ugly Betty makeover and I prefer UB.
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I did not read this, my sister did and gave it to me- she thought it was okay, if a little far-fetched. the movie looks fun, though.
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For those that also liked the Nanny Diaries
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Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous!
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eh...this book was so bad when I saw the commercial for the movie, i was like, eh...i hope it was better than the book....
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Sarcastic and witty, a funny and enjoyable read.
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Book is good, very comical!
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Not really what I like. Probably why I didn't go see the movie.
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Really cute!!!
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Based on the movie of the same name. It pushes aside the velvet curtain so you can seethe world og fashion publishing. An accurate depiction of the slightly loony world of fashion and high stakes glamour magazines.
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I really enjoyed this book. Although fun, this is not a fluffy chick lit book.
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much better then I expected
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Fun book, better than movie. The book is in excellent condition.
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I enjoyed the book much more than the movie ...
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A hilarious book. Better than the movie. It is a facinating look at a different part og the work world.
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This is a former library copy, just so there are no surprises. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Fast, fun read.
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this book is just a lot of fun. Especially, for those of us that live in a big City
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Smart, funny -- I loved this book.

From Publishers Weekly
Most recent college grads know they have to start at the bottom and work their way up. But not many picture themselves having to pick up their boss's dry cleaning, deliver them hot lattes, land them copies of the newest Harry Potter book before it hits stores and screen potential nannies for their children. Charmingly unfashionable Andrea Sachs, upon graduating from Brown, finds herself in this precarious position: she's an assistant to the most revered-and hated-woman in fashion, Runway editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly. The self-described "biggest fashion loser to ever hit the scene," Andy takes the job hoping to land at the New Yorker after a year. As the "lowest-paid-but-most-highly-perked assistant in the free world," she soon learns her Nine West loafers won't cut it--everyone wears Jimmy Choos or Manolos--and that the four years she spent memorizing poems and examining prose will not help her in her new role of "finding, fetching, or faxing" whatever the diabolical Miranda wants, immediately. Life is pretty grim for Andy, but Weisberger, whose stint as Anna Wintour's assistant at Vogue couldn't possibly have anything to do with the novel's inspiration, infuses the narrative with plenty of dead-on assessments of fashion's frivolity and realistic, funny portrayals of life as a peon. Andy's mishaps will undoubtedly elicit laughter from readers, and the story's even got a virtuous little moral at its heart. Weisberger has penned a comic novel that manages to rise to the upper echelons of the chick-lit genre.
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Well written, but not my cup of tea.
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The book was much better than the movie, even though the movie was great. A good book for anyone who's ever had a witch of a boss.
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Awesome book! Horrible movie.
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A funny, light read!
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I thought this book was funny and an easy read. This is a great book for someone who doesn't take themselves too seriously and is confident about who they are.
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I laughed out loud at this book many times.
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Adored this book, was laughing out loud through parts of it. Made sure to read book before seeing movie however.
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MUCH better than the movie, by far.
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Very entertaining. Better than the movie. And the boss is much meaner than in the movie.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think the movie was wonderful, but I think the book was even better!
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The Devils new assistant thinks she is just taking a job not change her entire life. She learns a lot of life's lessons some the hard way, you will have to read the book to see if she applies these lessons to her new self.
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A quick read book
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I loved this book. It was extremely well-written and insightful. I saw the movie first but much preferred the book. The movie was different than the book so if you are putting off reading the book because you saw the movie, don't.
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a fun read about a first job
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Hard for me to get into, but it was okay. Trade size paperback.
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Very very funny story. Much better than the movie!
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The Devil does wear Prada!
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This is a must read!
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BRING ON THE SCREECHING FASHION WHORES-THIS IS PURE GOSSIPY PLEASURE. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR HEAVEN-SENT JOB TURNED OUT TO BE A LIVING HELL?
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... now a movie with Meryl Streep
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Liked the book alot better then I liked the movie, totally differnt story lines it seemed.
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It was a fun, fast read with memorable characters. I would not have lasted a day in that place!

It is chick-lit, but I think that some guys could dig the story. It does have a lot of fashion related content, but it is more about dealing with a horrid boss and staying in a job that you despise, but sacrifice everything to keep, in order to get a chance at a promotion.
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Entertaining & gossipy, a breezy read. Weisberger's doing nothing for the reputation of the Cornell English Dept., however...
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This was a fun mindless read.
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I didn't really like this book. I think its okay a fashionista but it really hit home to me how deluded we all are with name brands. I am not a fan of free advertising for the designers....or stores.
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Sassy & well-written! Definitely worth reading & escaping into!
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This book made me realize how unfashionable I am! It was a fun read.
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I have to see the movie now that I've read the book. I can SO see Meryl Streep in this role!
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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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Now a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
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Great Book better than the movie.
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I enjoyed this book - it was very entertaining.
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Bestseller
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From Publishers Weekly
Most recent college grads know they have to start at the bottom and work their way up. But not many picture themselves having to pick up their boss's dry cleaning, deliver them hot lattes, land them copies of the newest Harry Potter book before it hits stores, and screen potential nannies for their children. Charmingly unfashionable Andrea Sachs, upon graduating from Brown, finds herself in this precarious position: she's an assistant to the most revered-and hated-woman in fashion, Runway editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly. The self-described "biggest fashion loser to ever hit the scene," Andy takes the job hoping to land at the New Yorker after a year. As the "lowest-paid-but-most-highly-perked assistant in the free world," she soon learns her Nine West loafers won't cut it--everyone wears Jimmy Choos or Manolos--and that the four years she spent memorizing poems and examining prose will not help her in her new role of "finding, fetching, or faxing" whatever the diabolical Miranda wants, immediately. Life is pretty grim for Andy, but Weisberger, whose stint as Anna Wintour's assistant at Vogue couldn't possibly have anything to do with the novel's inspiration, infuses the narrative with plenty of dead-on assessments of fashion's frivolity and realistic, funny portrayals of life as a peon. Andy's mishaps will undoubtedly elicit laughter from readers, and the story's even got a virtuous little moral at its heart. Weisberger has penned a comic novel that manages to rise to the upper echelons of the chick-lit genre.
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You have to read the book before you see the movie. The book is so much better than the movie. I wouldn't even bother watching the movie. They cut so much out of the book when they made the movie.
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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 succesful 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 oneof these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child.
The Devil Wears Prada gives a rich and hilarious new meaning to plaints about "The Boss From Hell." Narrated in Andrea's smart, refreshingly disarming voice, it traes 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 antiques store whre 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 escalae from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, however, Amanda 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 it's worth the price of her soul.
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This book does NOT have a dust jacket... it is missing since I got it used before. The hardcover is fine, it's just missing the outer sleeve.
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others can give a better review - enjoyable :)
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It's a killer title: The Devil Wears Prada. And it's killer material: author Lauren Weisberger did a stint as assistant to Anna Wintour, the all-powerful editor of Vogue magazine. Now she's written a book, and this is its theme: narrator Andrea Sachs goes to work for Miranda Priestly, the all-powerful editor of Runway magazine. Turns out Miranda is quite the bossyboots. That's pretty much the extent of the novel, but it's plenty. Miranda's behavior is so insanely over-the-top that it's a gas to see what she'll do next, and to try to guess which incidents were culled from the real-life antics of the woman who's been called Anna "Nuclear" Wintour. For instance, when Miranda goes to Paris for the collections, Andrea receives a call back at the New York office (where, incidentally, she's not allowed to leave her desk to eat or go to the bathroom, lest her boss should call). Miranda bellows over the line: "I am standing in the pouring rain on the rue de Rivoli and my driver has vanished. Vanished! Find him immediately!"
This kind of thing is delicious fun to read about, though not as well written as its obvious antecedent, The Nanny Diaries. And therein lies the essential problem of the book. Andrea's goal in life is to work for The New Yorker--she's only sticking it out with Miranda for a job recommendation. But author Weisberger is such an inept, ungrammatical writer, you're positively rooting for her fictional alter ego not to get anywhere near The New Yorker. Still, Weisberger has certainly one-upped Me Times Three author Alex Witchel, whose magazine-world novel never gave us the inside dope that was the book's whole raison d' etre. For the most part, The Devil Wears Prada focuses on the outrageous Miranda Priestly, and she's an irresistible spectacle