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The Devil Wears Prada
by Lauren Weisberger | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Bibliocrates of Fort Collins, Colorado USA on 11/23/2006
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by StinaRy): travelling

5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Bibliocrates from Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Thursday, November 23, 2006

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I got this book at Barnes & Noble. I thought the title was amusing.

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. 

Journal Entry 2 by Bibliocrates from Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Wednesday, December 13, 2006

7 out of 10

This book was funny, a light, entertaining book about the boss from hell. I found all of the details about fashion a bit rediculous. 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? Ahh!

I just saw the movie, which was released on DVD just yesterday and it was 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 Preistly, but she looked fabulous! I love her! The movie was totally different from the book in many ways, which didn't really bother me. I know many people hate movie adaptations of books, but I never expect a movie to be just like the book it was adapted from. Having stated that, 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! 

Journal Entry 3 by Bibliocrates from Fort Collins, Colorado USA on Thursday, December 14, 2006

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This book is on its way to minerva1221, my Birthday RABCK Buddy, whose birthday is December 21st. Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy the book. 

Journal Entry 4 by minerva1221 from Garland, Texas USA on Friday, December 22, 2006

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I received this in the mail yesterday! Perfect timing! I've been wanting to read this and forced myself to not watch the movie yet so I could read the book first. Thank you so much for the birthday book (and for not wrapping it in Christmas paper!!!). I'm taking it with me on my trip to see my family for the holidays. 

Journal Entry 5 by minerva1221 from Garland, Texas USA on Saturday, December 30, 2006

7 out of 10

This was just the type of light read I needed and I really enjoyed it. I'm with Bibliocrates on not being able to relate to $3000 purses and the whole fashion scene, but the story was fun. I know this: I would not have lasted a week working for Miranda Priestly!

I've got the dvd on the way from Netflix now, so it will be interesting to see the differences between the book and movie.

Thanks again for the birthday RABCK! 

Journal Entry 6 by minerva1221 from Garland, Texas USA on Sunday, December 31, 2006

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I'm hosting my first bookray with this book! Original thread posted here.

- Journal when you receive the book.
- Please read it within 4 weeks so we can keep the ray moving.
- As you are nearing the end of the book, PM the next person on the list for their address.
- Journal your thoughts on the book and indicate when you've mailed the book to the next person.
- The last person on the list may keep the book or release it in any manner he or she chooses.

Please check here for the most current shipping order as it is subject to change if others join.

List of participants in shipping order:

heartsong2 - Nebraska
infostermom - Indiana
Shawnna - Tennessee
esq228 - New Jersey
dietcokemama Massachusetts <<-- STALLED (~June 2007). Have sent multiple PMs and on forums but no response!

UPDATE 9/24/2007: Have purchased another copy of this book and moved the remaining participants to that copy: HERE

Rrrcaron - New Hampshire
TakYak - Pennsylvania
BooksAndJava - Florida
sunflowergalmmb - Oregon
sweetybeans - Oregon
Red-Ram - Alabama 

Journal Entry 7 by minerva1221 from Garland, Texas USA on Friday, January 05, 2007

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I finally watched the movie this week and have to say, the Miranda Priestly in the movie is a saint compared to the one in the book, but I loved Streep in the role! The movie stands on its own and was fun but a completely different experience from the book. I also prefer the way the book ends!

Sending this out to heartsong2 today via media mail to kick off the bookray. Enjoy! 

Journal Entry 8 by heartsong2 on Thursday, January 11, 2007

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I've been out of town for a few days, and when I returned, this was waiting for me! I just finished a book on the plane yesterday, so will be able to start this one right away!

Thank you! Looking forward to it! 

Journal Entry 9 by heartsong2 on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

10 out of 10

I pretty much felt physical symptoms of anxiety myself all through this book. It was a hard book for me to put down for a couple of reasons: 1) I felt driven to find out how she was going to overcome the situation (even though I've seen the movie; although they aren't the same), and 2) I wanted finish the book so I personally could stop feeling anxious as quickly as possible. Maybe I got a little too caught up in it??? Well, for whatever reason, I was there, hook, line, and sinker from the first page to the last! I guess that's the sign of a good book when it makes you second guess yourself like that.

You remind me of myself when I was your age...

At any rate, thank you so much, Minerva1221 for letting me play!

I have Shawnna's address and I will plan to mail during my routine Saturday morning post office visit at the end of this week.

Thanks again!

Journal Entry 10 by heartsong2 on Friday, January 19, 2007

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Posting in the am to infostermom!


**1/25/07 update: I stayed too long at the grocery store on Saturday so I didn't make it to the post office before it closed. Couldn't get away from work all week, but am off today, so did finally get this mailed off earlier this afternoon. I will wish it speedy journeys! 

Journal Entry 11 by infostermom from Valparaiso, Indiana USA on Saturday, January 27, 2007

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Received in the mail today. Should be able to start it soon. Thanks heartsong2! 

Journal Entry 12 by infostermom from Valparaiso, Indiana USA on Wednesday, February 07, 2007

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Sent to Shawnna today.

Great book. Thanks for letting me in on the ray. Looking forward to watching the movie to see how it compares. 

Journal Entry 13 by minerva1221 from Garland, Texas USA on Tuesday, May 22, 2007

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I received the book back today. I'll PM esq228 for an address and we will be back on track! Thanks, Shawnna!!

UPDATE 5/26: In the mail to esq228 

Journal Entry 14 by StinaRy from Long Beach, California USA on Monday, June 18, 2007

7 out of 10

Sorry for taking so long to journal this. I received it a couple of weeks ago and am just about done. So far, I think I like the movie better, but will do a more complete review once I'm done.

UPDATE: Finished this last night and changed my mind somewhat. I still liked some parts of the movie better, but now I can say I liked some parts of the book better as well, including the ending. In any case, I find the whole thing somewhat unbelievable. I recognize there are supreme bitches in the world, I just can't imagine someone who attended a top college actually being willing to be a near slave to one. Of course, while my anti-ass-kissing beliefs run deep, I still enjoyed the story - in book and movie form.

Will be sending this on as soon as I have contact info. 

Journal Entry 15 by StinaRy from Long Beach, California USA on Wednesday, June 27, 2007

This book has not been rated.

Sent yesterday via media mail to dietcokemama. 

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