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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 1707 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Paperback
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  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Fantastically funny account of a young girl who interns with one of the most difficult women in the fashion industry.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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!
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Image is everything in this culture for sure. If you think your boss is demanding...read this!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Such a good book! Read it before you see the movie. Very easy read and so funny!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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!
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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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...
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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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!
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Great read with insight into how the fashion industry works in NYC.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4.5/5 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.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Read the book way before seeing the movie. The book is a great summer read and will keep you interested.
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Very Funny read before you see the movie so you can see the differences.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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I liked this book, it kind with the way the movie did.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Fun, enjoyable read.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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I thought this book was good. Well written and the movie was just as good. Worth reading!!!
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Awesome book! Horrible movie.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Great book. Kept my attention and wanted to keep reading it to finish it.
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Drags a bit, more hype than what the book produced.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Great Book and Movie. I enjoyed both!
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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A quick read book
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I absolutely loved this book. It was funny because at the time, my boss was horrible...but nothing like this!!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I LOVED this book. It is much better than the movie.
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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This is a very fun read.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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This book really didn't have much of a point. It was a waste of my time.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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this book is just a lot of fun. Especially, for those of us that live in a big City
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
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this book annoyed me from start to finish
  • Currently 0.5/5 Stars.
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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....
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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I laughed out loud at this book many times.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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I loved it and I could relate even in the slightest bit. Better than the movie.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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I enjoyed this book - it was very entertaining.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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This was a fun mindless read.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Sarcastic and witty, a funny and enjoyable read.
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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Overrated overrated overrated.
That's the perfect way to describe this so-called novel. I preferred the film.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Adored this book, was laughing out loud through parts of it. Made sure to read book before seeing movie however.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Great Book better than the movie.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Sassy & well-written! Definitely worth reading & escaping into!
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think the movie was wonderful, but I think the book was even better!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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This is a must read!
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MUCH better than the movie, by far.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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others can give a better review - enjoyable :)
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Fun and light. If you liked the movie, you'll like the book.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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A funny, light read!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Liked the book alot better then I liked the movie, totally differnt story lines it seemed.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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This book made me realize how unfashionable I am! It was a fun read.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I loved this book - so much better than the movie!
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Loved the book - disliked the movie!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Fun, and funny, uplifting, very enjoyable -- actually better than I'd thought it would be!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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loved the book, loved the movie!
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Good and diverting, if not incredibly perceptive. I enjoyed it, but didn't love it.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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a fascinating read. Funny too.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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so fun! you will enjoy!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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!
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Much better than the movie. A decent, quick read.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Everybody knows by now what a fun book this is.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Love Love Love it! Better than the movie, which is saying alot because the movie was amazing too!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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So much better than the movie. The end is much more satisfying!!!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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This book was WONDERFUL! Sadly enough I have worked for people like this in the past!
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Fun Chic Lit
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Good read and was much better than the movie - aren't books always.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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This book drags at certain points, but is believeable.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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This was a chick book of all chick books. Great beach read, not much intellectually, but still lots of fun.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Humorous book, finished it in one day!
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Loved it
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Great! Deliciously fun!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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This is a hilarious book. Anyone who has had the "boss from hell" should read this.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Entertaining fluff.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Highly entertaining! A must read!
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Better then the movie!
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Horrifyingly Hilarious.
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Serious journalist goes to work for fashion magazine and Miranda Priestly -- deliciously evil. The villain you love to hate.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Although the movie is good, the book is better -- read it B4 you rent the DVD that just came out.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Very entertaining and interesting, with a peek behind the curtains in NY's fashion scene.
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Page turner and highly entertaining look at the inner world of a fashion magazine and its evil editor.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I laughed out loud to many of the rediculous requests that Miranda made and sympathized with Andy. Great book.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Fun read! I hope the movie lives up to the sharp dialogue and mean spirit of the book.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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It was entertaining enough for me to finish the book, but I found it very shallow and unrealistic.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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A fun read, the characters are really funny. I really enjoyed it.
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Very entertaining.
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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
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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
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Really enjoyed this. Easy read. Great characters yet sad depiction of our society.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Ok but not as good as I thought it would be
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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GREAT BOOK, LOTS OF FUN! EVEN BETTER THAN THE MOVIE!
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a fun read about a first job
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I loved this book. A very light easy read. A must read recommendation!
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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This is a wonderful book! Can you picture yourself working for such a beast!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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i loved this book. I read it on my honeymoon (on the beach)!!
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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I'm still reading this, actaully. But it's very good.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Very entertaining. Better than the movie. And the boss is much meaner than in the movie.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Great book! Different than the movie, but just as good!!
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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very funny, better than the movie.
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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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Even if your not a fashionista, this is a fun tale about working in the fashion industry.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Well written, but not my cup of tea.
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An easy read. Miranda, the boss from hell, was wearing ME out!!
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Very entertaining book, MUCH better than the movie.
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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.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Not as good as I thought it would be...
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Read the book! So much more to offer than the movie version- you'll love it!
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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.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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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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An amusing tale about a job that a million girls would die for, with the worse boss ever.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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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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What a great read - funny a light hearted. Everyone must know a boss from "he**".
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Much better than the movie :)
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Great book, wanted to make sure I read it before seeing the movie. One of my new favorite books.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Loved it, can't wait to see the movie.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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fun summer read!
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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Quick, light read that should entertain.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Good book can't wait to see what the movie is like!
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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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Way too materialistic for me.
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Entertaining but could have had more of an actual plot, I thought.
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Cute & funny book. Reminder to not take things too seriously...Great read!
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Soo funny....a must read!
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Great book, fast read, an interesting look at the inside of the fashion industry.
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Really funny. I enjoyed this book so much and I am excited for the movie.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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A fun read, though predictable.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Great, fast read and hilarious!
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If you like "Sex in the City" you'll love this book.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Excellent book!
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Great Book! Can't wait till the movie!
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Very funny and enjoyable in a light humor way.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Light easy read, had me laughing all the way through.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Cute book! A quick read. Would be great for summer/beach reading.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Easy to read book, fast read, funny one !
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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This book was hilarious! Gives new meaning to "bosses from hell"! Couldn't put it down.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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SOOOO funny - Leaves you laughing out loud!!!
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This book is a fun read--great for the summer ahead!
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Lighthearted look at the life of the fashion world. Lots of fun.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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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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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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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Great book! Please note that I received this book with a bent and partially torn front cover.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Reminded me of the Nanny Diaries in the publishing world. Cute book.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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).
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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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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Funny, funny, funny! I could not put this book down and laughed out loud the whole time I read it! Great Book!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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LOVED IT!!
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HILARIOUS!
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great story.
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Very cute book! A nice n light read!
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Kept me laughing! Great book and makes you thankful for who you work for!
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Laugh out loud funny and a quick no-brainer read.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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fun & entertaining read!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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a great mindless read! hilarious!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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God I had that boss!!!! Loved it!
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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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Great book - the idea that people actually live like this blows my mind.
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great chick lit, quick read.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Really enjoyed this book !
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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I loved this book! I totally related to it, and loved the anecdotes. THis is a hilarious touching book!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Good story about a "demon" boss!

Ellen
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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I thouroughly enjoyed this 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.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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I know lots of people loved this book, but it annoyed me!
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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!
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Hard for me to get into, but it was okay. Trade size paperback.
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Good story, entertaining, very amusing
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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.
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Funny Funny book. For everyone out there that just "LOVES" their boss!! NOTTTTT!!!!!
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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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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For those that also liked the Nanny Diaries
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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.