The Devil Wears Prada : A Novel
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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 one of 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 traces a deep, dark, develish 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 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 it's worth the price of her soul.
I've heard lots of stories about this book, and I think that that's why I wasn't really enthousiastic about it.
It's fun to read though..
This book is going to be a ring, if you want to join, just send me a pm!
* Yvonne P
Dit boek met kaart vond ik vandaag bij de post. Bedankt voor het opsturen Nienkeg, hij gaat als volgende gelezen worden!
I finished this book today. Just in time to give it to TinyBear at the Castricum meeting tomorrow in Starndpaviljoen de Albatros :-)
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This book is very close to chicklit I thought, but not quite. At first I thought this was going to be another book about some woman whining about her life, but instead I was drawn into the story and sympathetic with Andrea and her boss from hell. I was so proud of her when she finally told Miranda to get lost and quit her job! 11 months too late as far as I'm concerned, but I did enjoy all the things Andrea did to get back at Miranda, especially making her eat of 'a filthy plate' and charging coffee to give to homeless people :-)
It sure took me long enough to read this book which is pretty unusual for me, but I enjoyed it. Thanks for ringing this book Nienkeg!
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I´m going this give this ringbook to TinyBear at the bookcrossingmeeting tomorrow. Happy reading!
caught in my very very special castricum bookbox, made for me by dettie...on the mount TBR!
Although at first I was wondering why I kept on reading this silly book...it finally captured me and made me laugh about the persons involved. How nicely put was the fashionmagazine and her deviishy editor, by her assistent...till the end it has given me some really nice reading time! Thanks for sharing nienkeg!
So now it's finally ready for sending to YvonneP!
Going in the mail to YvonneP, the next reader in this ring to enjoy this book! Have fun Yvonne!
Oh, it seemed to be standard procedure: The devil wears Prada is a difficult book to get into. A sharp editor could have give it more speed. But somewhere in between...yes... I liked the book. But, I didn't have the slightest idea what was so special about a Fendi-bag or a... this or that pair of shoes, robe or worse. Because I'm not into fashion, I'm into practical clothes that look nice. And then, something happened. I really needed to know how a Fendi-bag looked like. Or Manolo shoes. And I wanted to know what the clothes looked like from designers I only knew because of their perfumes. I prefer their perfumes. So, I bought an obscure magazine - the Glamour - to teach me. It felt like buying porn. I'm sorry. The Devil wears Prada gave me this double experience. I liked it.
Received this book by mail today. Thank you, Yvonnep for the nice card!
OK, I'll admit it..... I LOVE NEW CLOTHES! I love how they smell, I love the way they fit into my closet (sorted by color, ofcourse) and I really love to wear them.
But how can it be fun when everyone is wearing the same stylish outfits?? How can you appreciate your new wardrobe when you can get the everything for free? How can you survive when you have to wear high heels while you're working? Yuk!
At first this story kept going on and on about the mean behaviour of Andy's boss Miranda and designer clothes. It became more interesting when Christian showed up, Alex lost his patience and Lily developed a new habit.
I really enjoyed this book. It was fun!
Today I sent the book to Enitnaj
Today I found this book on my doormat...always nice to receive BOOKS by mail instead of BILLS...(and especially when there's a nice card and bookmark included as well!)
Hope to be able to read it soon!Looking forward to it!
It took some time to get into it, especially since I'm not really into fashion. I only know all those brands because I used to watch "Sex and the City"...
But while reading I suddenly noticed myself looking at my clothes, trying to find the most stylish outfits and wearing heals to work :-)
Well, actually, I already wore heals to work often... But anyway, I really got into it!
And I was so curious to wether or not Andrea would make it through her year or not, that the last pages literally kept me reading untill late night!
So now I'm waiting for the adress of Mumtotwins, so I can send the book traveling again!
Vandaag op de post gegaan naar mumtotwins!
Thanks for sending it Enitnaj and thank you for the lovely bookmark!
I started reading it immediately and am halfway through already. So far it's very good!
CAUGHT IN GOUDA ZUID HOLLAND THE NETHERLANDS
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I loved the book. It's outrageous and over the top, but makes for good reading.
I've read that there is a film being made based on this book starring Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly. I wonder whether it will as enjoyable as the book...
On to Redfloor!
Ga het z.s.m. lezen. Lijkt mij een heerlijk boek
Ik had gelijk. Het was een heerlijk boek om te lezen. Ik lees al jaren de 'glossy's', dus het was erg leuk om nu eens het verhaal van achter de schermen te lezen.
Geen hoogstaande literatuur, wel fijne ontspanning.
Ik doe het morgen op de bus, zodat Prawnie er lekker van kan genieten tijdens de kerst, of eerder.
Thank you Redfloor for sending this book to me. Have started reading it and it's amusing and funny. denk dat het voor kerst wel uit is ;)
Great in it's genre. Loved to read about that whole fashion world. I'm sending it on to Annetov.
Quite a surprise to find this book in the letterbox today! I wasn't expecting it yet, and wasn't expecting to get books from people who actually have my address already.
Thanks for creating the ring NienkeG. Are there any other partcipants, or should I return the book to you (probably in January)
I loved this book! I like the more complex chick-lit like books, and the second half of this book surely worked for me. I knew a bit about the fashion industry through my little sister and knew most labels because I used to watch "Sex and the City", so I could understand the fuzz about ankle high Manolo's and such. And I enjoyed the detailed description of Andy's naughty streaks, like the coffees and the cigarettes.
The take home message from this book: Don't let your work (and/or employer) take over your life!
This book will be send to Barbje by a very special messenger today.
No messenger, I personally went to get it! :-) It's on top of the 'chicklit Mt. TBR'. :-)
It took me a while to 'get into the story', but like AnnevO, the second half did it for me. I just couldn't wait until she would finally open up her eyes :-) A good read!
Het boek reist nog even verder, in ieder geval naar:
Thank you for sharing this one. Glad I'm last, although I'm in the mood for chicklit, it might overhaul Secretum and Imprimatur and land on top of Mt. TBR.
Well, I read it though not all of it, it's the kind of book you can read diagonally and still know everything. It was my 2nd chicklit book but I liked Shopaholic & sister better because it was hilariously silly. There's nothing hilarious in this book, to my disappointment. Since I'm last it will go travel to Nienke. Thanks for the experience.
Prada is home!
Thank you all for journaling this book.
Powerhouse, thank you for your nice postcard!
Ik dacht al ooh jee, dit is een ringboek, die was bedoelt voor een volgende op de lijst, maar lag verkeerd bij de meeting. Gelukkig zie ik dat iedereen van de ring het heeft gelezen en dit niet het geval is. Ik had het al als ring voorbij zien gaan en me bijna aangemeld, maar toch niet gedaan. Ik wil een boek als deze het liefst lezen als ik zin heb in zo'n soort boek, dus dat kan ik nu doen! Het boek gaat dus eerst nog eventjes in de kast.
Oh wat slecht van mij, nu ik dit boek aangeboden heb aan Catootje kom ik er pas achter dat ik het helemaal niet gemeld heb dat ik het gelezen heb. Lang geleden alweer dat ik het uit heb, vond het wel een ok boek, maar niet zo leuk dat ik de film zou gaan willen kijken. Heb wel om wat dingen moeten lachen, en net als veel anderen weet ik niets van al die merk-kleding, Prada, Gucci etc. Ik vind het al heel wat als mijn kleren een beetje bij elkaar passen. Totaal anders ben ik dus als de mensen in de boek. Maar dat was Andrea eigenlijk ook voordat zie die baan kreeg. Veel plezier ermee Catootje, daar gaat het nu naartoe.
Vandaag met de post gearriveerd. Bedankt Nandaaah!
De eerste hoofdstukken las ik (ook) wat minder vlot, daarna ging het snel.
Leuk, hilarisch boekje!
Journal Entry 33
BC-meeting 1 juli 2007 in Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, June 30, 2007
Released 11 yrs ago (7/1/2007 UTC) at BC-meeting 1 juli 2007 in Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands
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Meegenomen van de grote BC Meet in Bakkum. Ik heb de film niet gezien, en dit lijkt me een lekker luchtig boek voor de zomer.
Heerlijk boek. Wat ik verontrustend vond was dat ik Miranda eigenlijk niet eens zo verschrikkelijk vond als ik van te voren had gedacht. Als assistente van de hoogste baas ben je nu eenmaal bezig met het regelen van de meest suffe zaken...
Ik vrees dat dit boek door alle merken en gewoontes jammer genoeg niet bepaald lang houdbaar zal zijn, maar een leuk boek was het zeker.
Journal Entry 36
Grand Café-restaurant In den Boekenkast in Capelle aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, August 31, 2007
Released 11 yrs ago (8/31/2007 UTC) at Grand Café-restaurant In den Boekenkast in Capelle aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland Netherlands
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found this book at the meeting OBCZ in den Boekenkast
too diffilcult to read in english, i go watch the movie
Journal Entry 39
OBCZGouda, studiezaal bibliotheek (gesloten) in Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Saturday, October 27, 2007
Released 11 yrs ago (10/27/2007 UTC) at OBCZGouda, studiezaal bibliotheek (gesloten) in Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands
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Boek staat in de boekenkast van OBCZGouda, Spieringstraat 1 te Gouda.
I took this book with me from the obcz gouda, because I've decided, after a talk with my sister in law, that it might be a good idea to read some chicklit in english.
Edit: I can not get into this book. I think Andrea is rather stupid to think that this job makes her future dream come true. I did not finish the book because I did not like reading it. Perhaps I shall read the translation somewhere in the future. For now, the book goes back to the obcz gouda.
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OBCZGouda, studiezaal bibliotheek (gesloten) in Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Friday, October 31, 2008
Released 10 yrs ago (10/31/2008 UTC) at OBCZGouda, studiezaal bibliotheek (gesloten) in Gouda, Zuid-Holland Netherlands
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Hier, een boek voor jou! In dit geval een boek in het engels. Ik hoop dat je het leuk vindt. Laat het hier even weten! Je mag het houden, of doorgeven, net wat je wilt.