The Devil Wears Prada ~ Lauren Weisberger

Publisher: Broadway Books (2003)
ISBN: 0-7679-1476-7
360 pgs

Classification: Fiction
Genre: Chick lit
Age Level: 15+

Reader’s Annotation: Fresh out of college, Andy Sachs hopes someday to contribute to The New Yorker but her entry-level job as assistant to a fashion diva just may put off Andy from magazine publishing for good.

Summary: Though couture clueless, aspiring journalist Andy Sachs lands the job “a million girls would die for”: personal assistant to the chicly neurotic editor of premier fashion magazine Runway. As she struggles learn Posen from Proenza and Dior from Dolce, Andy finds herself so consumed with her boss’s increasingly difficult demands that she starts to put fashion before family. Has Andy been so easily seduced by Lanvin and Louboutin? Or is she just unwilling to turn her back on the most powerful woman in publishing? Despite Andy’s whining, this book is an engrossing, hilarious look at the editorial side of fashion, and is a must read for stylistas of all ages.

Notes: This book is a standout in the chick lit genre, though the movie starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway eclipses the book with its eye-popping fashion from stylist Patricia Field.
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