First of all, HAPPY FRIDAY! It is almost officially the weekend (mine is starting at noon today, it’s fine). As I mentioned in my post yesterday, this weekend I am heading to the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest. I snagged tickets to hear author Lauren Weisberger in conversation with Chicago Tribune VP/Managing Editor Jane Hirt. I really cannot wait. In case you don’t know who Lauren Weisberger is, she is most famous for writing The Devil Wears Prada. If you haven’t read the book, then I know you saw the movie! What a good book and actually a really good movie as well- that was in America’s pre-hating Anne Hathaway phase. What happened?
But in case you have been living under a rock for the past like 8 years, here are two books by Weisberger that I love (and that are currently sitting on my bookshelf) as well as a preview of her new book that came out this week!
The Devil Wears Prada
This book introduces us to Andrea who arrives in New York looking for that dream journalism job. Well those jobs are not as easy to come by as she thinks. Luckily, she soon lands the job of every girl’s dream- assistant to Miranda Priestly, the editor of Runway magazine. As the title suggests, Miranda is not the easiest boss to work with- in fact she quickly makes Andrea’s life a living hell. This book has a great story (more of a girl book okay I’ll admit) and it’s actually really hilarious. It’s definitely a book you can read over and over again and not get tired of. It’s fabulous and makes me almost want to move to New York. Almost.
Chasing Harry Winston
Alright now this is one you might not have heard of. Let me know if you want to borrow it- I got that in paperback! This novel focuses on three women- Emmy, the newly single woman, after her long term boyfriend left her for his much younger personal trainer, Adriana, the super-hot one who never has a serious boyfriend, and Leigh, the young publishing star who thinks she has it all figured out until she meets a hot bad boy stranger. Okay I’ll admit those descriptions sounded like horrible clichés. But what can I say, it was an entertaining book and I ate it up. Again, this book is probably for the ladies. I think it’s a great summer read if you are looking for something light.
Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns
EEEK! I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THIS BOOK FINALLY CAME OUT THIS WEEK! I NEED TO READ IT!! Okay sorry for all the caps. It’s always really exciting when an author writes a sequel to a book you love. It is also really terrifying because all I can think is that I hope it lives up to the first book. We will see I suppose. I haven’t read too much about what this book is about since I don’t want anything spoiled for me. So here is Amazon’s short summary of the basics of this book- “Andy has just turned thirty and is an incredibly successful magazine editor, working closely with her best friend Emily, another Runway survivor. She’s about to get married – life’s on track and she’s been careful to stay clear of Miranda Priestly, her dreadful first boss. But Andy’s luck is running out. Miranda Priestly isn’t the kind of woman who hides in the background. She’s back… and more devilish than ever.” You gotta admit… it sounds really intriguing!
Well hope that was a helpful introduction to Lauren Weisberger or a great refresher if you are already a huge fan like me!