the devil wears prada

BOOK REVIEW: The Devil Wears Prada By Lauren Weisberger

Genre: Chick-Lit

Buy: Amazon

After watching the movie and liking it, I decided it’s time to read the book ‘Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger.’

My reason: if the movie version is good (surprise), the book must be great. Right? So I bought it.

‘The Devil Wears Prada By Lauren Weisberger’ ~~ Synopsis: 

Andrea Sach (Andy) after finishing college is looking for a job. After putting some effort, she receives an interview call.
And to her surprise gets the job that everyone describes as ‘one of the best jobs in the world.’

After all, who gets a job as an assistant to one of the most fearsome and ‘talented’ lady in the fashion world Ms. Miranda Priestly.

Andy has no idea who Miranda is or what she has done to deserve such reverence. Despite, the fact that Miranda is the epitome of obnoxious and rude individual.

Andy soon realizes, how difficult it is to work for the nagging reigning Queen of the fashion world, Miranda, who never remembers her employees’ names.

Andy consoles herself and other people in her life, especially her boyfriend Alex, with the promise that she will work for Miranda for just a year.

At the end of the year she will get the recommendation from ‘the high-priestess of the fashion’. The recommendation would help Andy get a better job as a writer in some other reputed publication.

For a while Andy also tries her brand of rebellion e.g. not dressing up like all the other staff members at the ‘Runaway.’

But Andy gives in and undergoes makeover. She’s soon too busy fulfilling Miranda’s non-stop demands that she begins to ignore her BFF Lily and boyfriend Alex.

Both of them support and understand Andy’s ambitions for a while. But how long people can continue to understand when the other person’s busy ignoring you.

While her love life is in trouble, a charming & handsome young writer Christian Collinsworth is trying to woo her. But poor Andy has no time for anything or anyone.

In the end Andy does get out of her weird situation, but not before it has cost her relationship with Alex and her childhood friend Lily.

Phew! Reading ‘Devil Wears Prada’ was not easy. It was a mammoth task to finish this book. I needed a reward to finish it and I rewarded myself by deciding never ever to open it again for another reading.

I don’t remember how many times I fell asleep or stared absentmindedly at it.

Not that I couldn’t relate to Andy’s suffering. But some of the scenes are repetitive, bordering on dreaded word ‘boring’ along with a big yawn.

What’s Sizzling?

The idea of getting amazing perks, if not good salary package, while working for a control freak boss.

What’s Not Sizzling?

A backboneless protagonist, who only knows how to whine. If you hate your job due to over-demanding, crazy and control-freak boss then quit.

In my opinion, in the novel at least Andy’s compensated for all the torture she tolerates.

Yes, we all need peace of mind and time to relax, but if someone continues with a soul-sucking job then it’s the choice they made.

And they should take the full responsibility of their actions. Of course, the author had to show how Andy put human values above her desire to continue to serve her devilish boss.

I got the feeling Andy after a while started to enjoy her new job and all the perks she got.

The Verdict:

Okay read, could have been better after all many could relate to the feeling of ‘having tolerated a bad boss’ at least once in their lifetime.

I’m no editor, but deleting some scenes, seem like a good idea. Maybe it’d become readable.

The cover art is the only thing I like about ‘Devil Wears Prada’ without any issues.

Happy Reading!

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