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The Devil Wears Prada

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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 antiue store where Miranda had at some point admired a vintage dresser. I read this a few years ago and still remember what a rollicking good ride it Identity Politics Inside Out yet in stores Harry Potter to Miranda’s children in Paris by private jet to locating an unnamed antiue store where Miranda had at some point admired a vintage dresser. I read this a few Sundri years ago and still remember what a rollicking good ride it

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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. God have mercy I finally finished this horrific book Honestly it wasn't so ba

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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. Should've skipped the reread

10 thoughts on “The Devil Wears Prada

  1. says:

    The movie was too good Aka there was a huuuuuuuge gulf between the book and the film I kept thinking maybe the beginning was just slow? Maybe the middle needed a bit time? Despite all my deep breaths and meditation I could not stand this book The main character Andrea is so wholly irredeemable that she ruins the book Sure she sacrifices her a few years for Miranda ha name buddies Priestly but Andrea whines her way through every little task and I lost all sympathy within the first chapter Her derision towards anyone who takes their fashion job seriously and her dismissal of everyone who isn't Miranda Priestley really struck a nerve You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat their peers The way she berated the other girls and acted so above them often showing this by eating the calorie laden soup in front of them just struck my last nerveAnd yes Miranda is supposed to be the bad character but I liked her so much than Andrea Miranda's only real fault is her high exceptions Which she clearly spells out for every assistant who applies for her job Yes those expectations include enough work for two peopleBUT all the girls who apply continuously assure her that they can take on the workload The absolute worst part? The rapey love triangle that almost wasThere's the saintly boyfriend who put up with Andrea's neglect and obsession with this job They're practically set to get married after she finishes with Miranda Priestly Yet Andrea constantly pulls away from him and ignores him for no other reason than 'her career is stressful' I was so mad that she was deliberately screwing up a good thingEnter the Hot Rich Writer Guy who just may be interested in her writing but likely just wants to screw her It had an overall scummy vibe Example Andrea was called in to babysit the couple's child at their partywhich really was HotGuy calling in a favor and forcing her on a date as his babysitter for the nightSo this Sleezeball traps her into a conversation on her way out blocking her way out He's drunk beligerant and keeps insisting she wants him He was leaning up against the frame with a smugly satisfied expression So little Andi did I show you a good time tonight? He slurred just a little bit and it seemed nothing short of adorable at that moment It was alright I supposeJust alright? Sounds to me like you wish I would've taken you upstairs little Andi All in good time my friend all in good time The way the scene was playing I was 80% sure we were headed to a rape scene The whole chapter gave off an ominous vibe and I honestly thought that was going to be her getting at least assaulted by drunk HotGuy He's inebriated he manipulated the entire evening to force her handdespite her telling him repeatedly that she has boyfriend She repeatedly says that he's used to getting exactly what he wantswas it really that far of a leap?What killed me was despite all that she finds him charming? Are You Kidding Me Andrea this is not flirting Girl This is a honking huge red flag Run YouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading

  2. says:

    35 starsIn Defense of Miranda PriestlyThe premise of this novel as most know it is OMG my boss is a total dragon lady but I think that is both an unfair assumption and oversimplification Little background is given of the title character other than she grew up in a lower class family changed her name and worked her way up the corporate ladder to her current position as editor in chief The audience isn’t given much than that to round out her character though Meryl Streep gives her depth in the movie adaptation—which isn’t saying much since Streep could star in the biography of a paper bag and still win an Oscar #ueenInstead we see Anna Wintour Miranda Priestly through the doe eyes of Andrea “Andy” Sachs who doesn’t realize that perhaps she is the real antagonist of the novel Through her own confession she has no clue about the company nor her potential boss when she takes on the role of Miranda’s 2nd assistant nor does she seem to really care While her coworkers at Runway are said to be vapid and stuck up they have a much better work ethic than the lazy Andy who complains about every part of her job except all the perks of which there are plenty She is ungrateful for the experience and the contacts she gains while doing Miranda’s errands instead she focuses on moaning about having to actually earn her dues I see her as an unreliable narrator since nearly all of her commentary comes from the place of entitlementPriestly is cast as the villain because she is difficult and demands efficiency though one could argue that this book wouldn’t be given nearly the mileage or popularity if the accusations hurled against her were by a male main character instead of speshul snowflake Andy There is a trope in modern culture that women in leadership positions have to fight double standards for acting the same way as their male counterparts and this is never touched upon in the novel Can Miranda be cold and condescending at times? Yes however it is important to understand how much she has accomplished her worth to the magazine and the fashion world and the respect she has garnered in the industry She wouldn’t have gotten where she was if she didn’t have talent and gumptionIf there’s an unlikeable character here it’s unappreciative Andy who doesn’t like that she has to live outside the bubble she grew up in While she keeps being reminded that hers is a job that “a million girls would die for” and that working for Miranda for a year would save her 3 5 years of experience elsewhere she decides to blow up at her boss in the 11th hour While the author was probably looking for the audience to cheer at the childish outburst of “Fuck you Miranda Fuck you” p 342 and the resulting flouncing from Paris I found this tantrum to be déclassé and further proof of Andy’s wanton unprofessionalism

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

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    This is one of the only books I have ever read in my entire life where the film actually improved my perception It took me about three years to read this and the only reason I ever finished it was because everyone else seemed to think it was so great I thought I must be missing something I am generally bothered by books and films wherein the main character is offered an incredible opportunity but because they are worried they are sacrificing themselves they toss it out the window I am willing to add the film What a Girl Wants to this general category I had no sympathy for the lead character in this novel if she had true sense of self she could keep her job while not becoming her boss While I realize that these stories are supposed to be inspirational tales of right triumphing I always feel vaguely disgusted when I finish them to a great extent they remind me of what we are told at the beginning of law school If you go into your first year with good morals an awareness of right and wrong and a need to help people you can come out of law school and make a difference despite the grueling courses and backstabbing classmates If however you are scum law school will refine your techniues If the heroine in Prada was truly strong she would not have had to sell her soul she could have kept the job and realised it was just that A JOB Just plain disappointing Do yourself a favour if you feel you MUST muddle through this rent the movie Streep plays a truly inspired bitch

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    I read this a few years ago and still remember what a rollicking good ride it was I was mesmerized by the horror It was like watching a train wreck in slow motion In a good way that is I'm sure there's a good way to watch a train wreck if we think about it long enough In the interest of full disclosure I spent several years in what we shall charitably call the fashion industry So young insecure underpaid working for creative tyrants living on coffee and celery and not being able to afford the clothes one must wear and loves whilst working 12 14 hour shifts are familiar memories from my younger days So is fear of boss after boss after boss Abject fear if there was ever a time in your life when you worked in high end retail or designer fashions this one's for you I likely will never read another Weisberger novel I generally eschew chick lit and whiny protagonists But The Devil Wears Prada was a 5 star read for me

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    The Devil Wears Prada The Devil Wears Prada #1 Lauren WeisbergerThe Devil Wears Prada is a 2003 best selling novel by Lauren Weisberger about a young woman who is hired as a personal assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor a job that becomes nightmarish as she struggles to keep up with her boss's grueling schedule and demeaning demands It became the basis for the 2006 film with the same name starring Meryl Streep Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt The novel is considered by many to be an example of the chick lit genreتاریخ نخستین خوانش روز بیست و یکم ماه آگوست سال 2014میلادیرمان «شیطان پرادا می‌پوشد» در ژانر ادبیات زنانه نوشتهٔ «لورن ویزبرگر» است که در سال 2003میلادی منتشر شد و به موفقیت تجاری رسید؛ گفته می‌شود این رمان الهام گرفته از واقعیت استدر «شیطان پرادا می‌پوشد» دختری به نام «اندی ساچز» بازیگر «آن هاتاوی» که تازه در رشته روزنامه‌ نگاری فارغ‌ التحصیل شده، معاون سردبیر پرنفوذترین مجله مد نیویورک به نام «ران اوی» می‌شود، به این امید که بعد از یک سال کار در این مجله بتواند به طور جدی به روزنامه‌ نگاری بپردازد، و در نشریه‌ ای همانند «نیویورکر» کاری دست و پا کندشغلی که از سر خوش شانسی یا ذکاوت به چنگ آورده، چیزی است که میلیونها دختر همسن و سال او، آرزویش را دارند دستیاری خانم «میراندا پریستلی» که دست کمی‌ از یک امپراتور نداشته و همه، از زیردستان گرفته، تا اهالی صنعت و حتی رقبا، از او حساب می‌برند؛ ا شربیانی

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    A woman came up to me while I was reading this book and said Oh how is that book? I've been meaning to read it I answered Um well it's kind of fun She raised her eyebrows at me I see I added I wouldn't pay full price for it I got it on sale for like a dollar She nodded as she began to walk away Okay I know what you're sayingI can explain if you still feel like reading this book Honestly I won't stop you from reading The Devil Wears Prada I just don't suggest you push off absolutely everything else in order to do it There are many many worthy booksThe main character AndreaAndy is just really not likeable I wish she was I kept trying to see her point of view But she really bothered me She had a great opportunity to get into the publishing business fashion business or whatever else She just had to hold out for a year Fine she's getting four or five hours of sleep a night I really don't care Fine her boss is ridiculous But Andrea defiantly sighs at her to show her how she feels which really just makes her a big baby I didn't like a lot of the people I worked for but if you're a hardworker you're not going to huff and puff to prove your point that all of this is beneath you You're going to suck it up and do it Andrea acts like the super expensive fashionable clothes that everybody wears are ridiculous and yes she sells what she has at the end but she also puts down Franco Sarto shoes and Ann Taylor or was it Express? which made Andy pretty hard to relate to since most people reading the book are probably wearing those things She doesn't treat her best friend well the entire time which okay sometimes these things get left behind when you're busy but come on she was an alcoholic Pull it together Andy and be a friend And when she tells off Miranda at the end God I really think the author was going for that whole Yeah sock it to her Andy thing but that's really not how I felt I wanted to tell Andy to grow up Wouldn't a decent person and adult have said Look Miranda my friend has been in an accident I'm sorry if you want me to stay but I have to go Which okay that's not the best ending either but really don't bring up the whole friend in an accident thing and then have Andy blow up and uit because she couldn't get Miranda's two kids some passports Yes I understand that in the back of her head Andy was probably upset about her friend but that really didn't come out at all There's a lot to complain about but really do I have to say anything else?Weak

  8. says:

    I have wanted to read this one for so long ever since I saw the movie years ago The movie was very entertaining so than the book as this story dragged and got repetitive after a while but it was still interesting and made me feel nostalgic I did really love the lack of heavy emphasis on romantic relationships I have never had a boss as terrible as Miranda but I still sympathized with Andrea

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    Should've skipped the reread

  10. says:

    “Millions of girls would die for this job”OK I know what you’re saying “you’re that knuckle dragging redneck from Tennessee what’re YOU doing reading about high fashion in New York and Paris”???Fair uestion I’d say it’s important to read different books try on diverse genres from talented writers I’ve never explored before think outside the box My wife bought the 2006 David Frankel film starring Meryl Streep and I’ve seen it multiple times and liked it The book seemed interesting fresh and vibrantAnd it was Lauren Weisberger’s prose is witty and endearing funny but also poignant I liked her erudite use of language she can turn a phrase with the best of themFor any out there who don’t know what this is all about uick summary college grad with aspirations of being a writer lucks into “the dream job” as the personal assistant to the editor of Runway magazine a thinly disguised roman e clef about Vogue magazine and Weisberger’s time there Most notably it is about her off the charts difficult boss Miranda PriestlyFans of the film and especially of Streep’s superb portrayal of Miranda she was nominated for an Oscar but that award went to Helen Mirren will know about the diabolically aloof and condescending editor But Streep’s performance and Frankel’s direction gave us a human character For all her cold heartedness Streep’s Miranda is ultimately approachable and strangely likeable Weisberger’s Miranda is a Nietzschean machine ruthless to the core reminiscent of Jack London’s Death Larson the purely evil brother to Wolf LarsonIronically Weisberger’s Andy is not as likeable While Anne Hathaway’s role gave us a vulnerable and dynamic portrayal Weisberger’s protagonist is not just seduced by a demanding job with a domineering boss but she is demonstrably self centered to boot And the whining about the fashion job got old by the end of the novel making me want to scream “fer Chistsakes either work or uit”More than the surface story though this book made me wonder about our propensity towards hero worship Why do we put up with arrogance and pitilessness? Weisberger notes how teenage girls and grown women fall over themselves for Miranda Runway and fashion in general Why? And guys you’re not off the hook either How many boys and men and men who act like boys will damn near grovel for sports stars? For all the ridiculous sums paid for a Louis Vuitton product how many testosterone and beer soaked males drop big bucks for tickets and sports apparel? Why would we stand in line and pay hard earned money to people who care nothing for us and don’t even pretend to?Weisberger also makes me think about and uestion our work ethic Andy’s new job takes all of her time and energy and causes riffs in her relationships with family and friends Certainly work and a career is vitally important but so are bonds of affection and through Andy we can get a glimpse at priority and what is importantGood book