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
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction, Contemporary, Romance

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

  • Miranda Reads
    The movie was too good. Aka, there was a huuuuuuuge gulf between the book and the film. I kept thinking: maybe the beginning was just slow? Maybe the middle needed a bit more time? Despite all my deep breaths and meditation, I could not stand this book. The main character (Andrea) is so wholly irredeemable that she ruins the book. Sure, she sacrifices her a few years for Miranda (ha! name buddies) Priestly but Andrea whines her way through every...
  • 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...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada #1), Lauren WeisbergerThe Devil Wears Prada, is a 2003 best-selling novel, by Lauren Weisberger, about a young woman who is hired as a personal assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor, a job that becomes nightmarish as she struggles to keep up with her boss's grueling schedule, and demeaning demands. It became the basis for the 2006 film with the same name, starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway,...
  • Lola
    I have wanted to read this one for so long, ever since I saw the movie years ago. The movie was very entertaining, more so than the book as this story dragged and got repetitive after a while, but it was still interesting and made me feel nostalgic. I did really love the lack of heavy emphasis on romantic relationships. I have never had a boss as terrible as Miranda but I still sympathized with Andrea.
  • Lori
    Should've skipped the reread.
  • Lyn
    “Millions of girls would die for this job”OK, I know what you’re saying, “you’re that knuckle dragging redneck from Tennessee, what’re YOU doing reading about high fashion in New York and Paris”???Fair question. I’d say it’s important to read different books, try on diverse genres from talented writers I’ve never explored before, think outside the box. My wife bought the 2006 David Frankel film starring Meryl Streep and I’ve...
  • 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, ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alaina
    Reading crime #5000 for the month of January.I saw the movie first.I loved the movie.This is the first time I have read this book.I didn't like the book.Before I begin I should say some nice words. While reading this book, I kept picturing the actors/actresses from the movie. It was like re-watching the movie again but in my head. I'd rather watch the movie - it was less painful.The Devil Wears Prada was not a perfect book. It really wasn't. It w...
  • 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...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    The Devil Wears Prada (I have yet to see the film adaptation), is a quite bizarre yet creative and comedic book that anyone who has ever worked a lousy job will be able to relate to.
  • 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...
  • Briar's Reviews
    I first read this book in my first year of high school for a book report (we could choose ANY book we want, and I was obsessed with the film version of this novel at the time). Since it's been...well,'s about time I finally give this book a review to add it to my collection!This book was super popular and a sequel has come out (which is currently sitting on my to-read shelves waiting for me to dig into it) in recent years. For those wh...
  • 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, ...
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Syndi
    Oh I love this chick lit. I enjoy the movie. I can relate to the characters. Having a nightmare boss who demands everything must be ready for her, is just funny as hell. This is the ultimate chick lit.
  • Dani
    This was ok, I guess, just not really my type of thing. It’s definitely an anecdotal, character driven novel, rather than a plot driven one, and there was a lot of detail about things I don’t really care about.I also think I took the opposite message of what the author was trying to convey as I totally disagree with a particular decision that Andy, the MC made, I think she was incredibly stupid at the end because her friends and family were u...
  • Ashley Daviau
    I had low expectations for this book but I actually ended up really enjoying it! A perverse part of me really loved seeing Andrea made to jump through the hoops by both Miranda and Emily and the fashion world in general. It was actually quite hilarious and probably not what I was meant to take away from this story but it’s what stuck with me. My favourite part was the ending though, I thought it was really well done and brought it all full circ...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Ova - Excuse My Reading
    Maybe because I saw the movie before reading the book; I can't say I enjoyed this book. Found it far too long for the story it tells, and although the subject was intriguing the writing style was nothing special for me.
  • Sarah Joint
    It is rare that a movie based on a book is better. But here we are.