The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1) by Lauren Weisberger

The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1)

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, hea...

Details The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1)

TitleThe Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1)
Release DateMay 30th, 2006
PublisherAnchor Books
Number of pages432 pages
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Adult, Humor, Adult Fiction, Novels, Realistic Fiction, Media Tie In, Movies

Reviews The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada, #1)

  • Darth J
    3.5 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 more than that to rou...
  • Samantha
    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 sim...
  • Jennifer
    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...
  • Carol
    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, ...
  • Michelle
    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 saying."I can explain more if you still feel like reading this book. Honestly, I won't stop you from read...
  • Belinda
    The only reason I waste words on this piece of trash is that it holds the distinction of being THE WORST BOOK I EVER READ. The title was held previously (for a good 15 years previously) by "The Bridges of Madison County," and it took some DOING to surpass that awfulness.I could write for three days about how much I hated this book. I still can't believe I finished it, and the only explanation I have is that it was kind of like not being able to l...
  • Jack
    Not bad, I suppose—especially interesting when compared to the film adaptation, which I'd seen first.The movie was no great shakes, really, although the cast did a solid job with what they'd been given. Still, I sought out the book because I felt that, as with most film adaptations, a lot of depth had probably been jettisoned, and rightly so, in the translation to the screen. After all, a novel can tackle a lot more than two hours of screen tim...
  • Erica
    this book blows. it's poorly written, the author uses the same words over and over, characters just do things at random and don't seem to have identifiable personalities of their own. if i was still in 5th grade and decided to write a book about working at a fashion magazine when i'm all grown up, this is what it would be like. i hate that the girl who wrote this is probably a millionaire. i'd like to hit her with a rock. as far as i can figure, ...
  • Casey
    This book was terrible, and I'm someone who enjoys chick lit. The Devil Wears Prada is a roman-a-clef by Lauren Weisberger, a mediocre writer who takes herself too seriously. The plot is just a series of bad decisions made by the novel's unlikeable protagonist Andy Sachs, who thinks the best way to become a writer for the New Yorker is by becoming an assistant at a Vogue style magazine for a year. Andy spends most of the novel whining about her m...
  • Megan
    i was reading this book at the same time i was working in a very similar environment as andy, the main character. i laughed and cried with her because i could relate to her character so much. miranda liked her perrier placed everyday on a certain side of her desk. my old boss, mehmet, liked his evian room temperature from the bakery across the street. miranda would dump her coat and bags on andy every morning. mehmet would hold out his arms for m...
  • Inge
    2.5 starsI’m going to be quite honest here: I saw the movie before I read the book. Several times, in fact. The movie came out in 2006, when I wasn’t a reader yet. The Devil Wears Prada is one of those movies that they play on TV quite regularly, and is one of those movies that I almost always watch when it is. Because it’s a really great and entertaining movie – Anne Hathaway’s, Meryl Streep’s, Stanley Tucci’s and Emily Blunt’s p...
  • Tim Calvin
    So let me get this straight:A girl who doesn't care about fashion gets a job at a fashion magazine, bitches about fashion, fucks up at her job, and turns into the thing she hates by screwing her friends?Why does this sound like "Mean Girls" without the comedy?FAIL.
  • Cassandra Babino
    I kept thinking *THIS WILL BE A GREAT MOVIE* but never a good book. I was really disappointed and on a side note ... when I DID watch the movie I was so disappointed because all I could think was * This would be a GREAT book.
  • Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨
    I love these people so much that nothing else but The Devil Wears Prada could make me want to give them bloodied noses.
  • Nicola
    Well, that was a waste of time. I LOVE the film. It's one of my favourites and I've seen it dozens of times. The book, however, was not even remotely impressive. The dialogue was just so...flat. I felt no emotion in any of the characters and none of them really felt individual to me. I couldn't bring myself to care about any of them and their interactions seemed so stiff and forced. Most of the book is taken up with references to fashion labels, ...
  • Lau
    Llegué al libro por haber visto la película (sino no se hasta qué punto me hubiese interesado por él), y aunque esperaba que se parecieran, terminaron siendo dos historias muy diferentes. Se mantiene la idea básica de la jefa déspota, pero nada más.El argumento es bastante sencillo, ya que gira en torno al trabajo de la protagonista y las relaciones y emociones pasan a un segundo o tercer plano (además de que aunque quisiera seguir con su...
  • R
    It's funny how you forget about a book. I read this when it first came out 10 years ago and thought it was a fast, fluffy read, but nothing else really stuck w/ me. Then, I saw the movie and thought "I know it's been a while, but I really don't remember all this happening" - so, when I saw the book on the charity table, I figured it's only a quid, why not.Criminey, the things you forget - like what a whiney and generally unlikeable person the mai...
  • Megan Johnson
    I really wasn't that into this book. There were some parts of the book that were great, but mostly it was a VERY slow read and pretty hard to get into. I think that it didn't help that I had watched the movie multiple times and LOVED it. I had high expectations for this book and it did not deliver!
  • Jamie
    Where to start with this one! Seldom have I ever read a book that actually made my blood boil with rage, but this did it! I can, unfortunately, relate to the utter misery that Andy faces while at Runway, while my own clearly does not amount to her cataclysmic year of agony.Having seen the movie well over 20 times, I found the book to be very little like the movie in most regards. The book is far more depressing, but far more real, and thus far mo...
  • Katie
    I picked this up because it was in the guest room at my aunt's beach house and it seemed like good "summer is here, I just finished finals, don't make me think" reading. I think I read it in about 3 hours, and I couldn't remember a single thing that happened to the main character once I was done.In fact, if they hadn't come out with the movie (which I'm a big fan of, by the way), the book would have probably disappeared from my radar forever. Not...
  • Ana T.
    I finished The Devil Wear Prada last night. I had some trouble getting into the book, those first descriptions of Andrea's adventures before joining the magazine were really not that interesting to me. After she enters the magazine world I became more interested in her relationship with everyone else. Meaning I'm not that into fashion so some people might actually appreciate the fashion angle in this book more than me.Andrea Sachs, a small-town g...
  • Rhea Claire Viloria
    Dear Miranda Priestly,I only want simple and inexpensive gifts this Christmas. I want a Bobby Brown make-up set from Bobby Brown herself (though I don’t use make-ups), a one-of-a-kind leather Kate Spade handbag from Kate and Andy Spade, a multistrand beaded verdura bracelet from Aerin Lauder, a diamond encrusted watch from Donatella Versace, a matching beaded tanktop and evening bag from Mark Badgely and James Mischka , a zebra-paint jacket fro...
  • William Daza
    Desde que vi la película me enamore de la historia de Andrea, siempre me pregunte como seria trabajar para una empresa y si algún día tendría una jefa como Miranda, la verdad es que no me ha tocado tan duro como a Andy, pero si me identifico con muchas cosas de esta historia.Siempre quise leer el libro, y al fin lo hice, y me ha encantado. Es diferente a la película (no en la línea base) pero si en situaciones y algunos comportamientos de l...
  • Audra
    Main character: Andrea Sachs – in her early 20’s; wants to be a writer for the New Yorker, and lands a job as a junior assistant to this bitch magazine editor, Miranda Priestly. She puts up with all her crap, thinking that perhaps Miranda might give her a good recommendation to the New Yorker after she has paid her dues. I think I like the character of Andrea’s best friend Lily the best – she’s such a free spirit (although that characte...
  • Christina Grant
    I did not really enjoy this book at all- everything this book should have been was the movie. Cut out the other 70% of the book all together.I was considering giving up and putting the book down a few times during this read- but I figured "it's gotta get bback on track sometime"This was never ending- there was just so much bitching, and complaining and horror stories about this boss that it was almost painful to read after a while. She's the devi...
  • Ginny_1807
    Lettura disimpegnata e nel complesso gradevole, ma piuttosto superficiale e scontata. Peccato, perché lo spunto sarebbe stato buono: un ritratto ironico e graffiante del mondo della moda, tanto idolatrato e vagheggiato oggigiorno, e il conflitto che inevitabilmente viene a crearsi nella vita privata delle persone sottoposte a ritmi di lavoro tanto frenetici. Manca tuttavia il guizzo dell’originalità e dello humour, quel pizzico di sorpresa ch...
  • Frank
    Guilty pleasure read, shame on me...
  • Jenna
    perfect for the beach. not a high brow read, but totally worth reading if you're in the mood for a giggle
  • Salwa
    *3.5 starsOverall, it was good. I'm quite suprise how much I love this book. Surely, it started with a very slow and almost to the point boring that it took me ages just to reach 100 pages mark. I actually stop reading and watched the movie instead. But l'm glad that it getting more and more interesting after 100 pages mark.I enjoy the day to day task that Andy had to deal with. And Miranda way of bossing and scaring people around her was absolut...
  • K Z
    Lauren WeisbergerThe Devil Wears Prada2006, Anchor432 pagesBook bought in: Moab, Utah – USA In this review, the book has not been compared to the movie; I wanted to review the book in itself. As a horribly unfashionable person myself (at least, that’s what I believe, as Prada does nothing for me and I can’t for the life of me walk in heels, oh, and I like my hips), picking up The Devil Wears Prada with all of its fashion stereotypes meant i...