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A little magic and sparkle

Happy July!

I hope you guys are having the most wonderful July! Someone informed me yesterday that it is 92 days until Halloween! Which means it is probably time for me to start planning of Blogtober. Strap yourself in! The festive content will be back this year! For now however I am back with another book review.

Synopsis:

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, heart-wrenchingly stylish women and beautiful men clad in fine-ribbed turtlenecks and tight leather pants that show off their lifelong dedication to the gym. With breathtaking ease, Miranda can turn each and every one of these hip sophisticates into a scared, whimpering child.
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA gives a rich and hilarious new meaning to complaints about “The Boss from Hell.”

Narrated in Andrea’s smart, refreshingly disarming voice, it traces a deep, dark, devilish view of life at the top only hinted at in gossip columns and over Cosmopolitans at the trendiest cocktail parties. From sending the latest, not-yet-in-stores Harry Potter to Miranda’s children in Paris by private jet, to locating an unnamed antique store where Miranda had at some point admired a vintage dresser, to serving lattes to Miranda at precisely the piping hot temperature she prefers, Andrea is sorely tested each and every day—and often late into the night with orders barked over the phone. She puts up with it all by keeping her eyes on the prize: a recommendation from Miranda that will get Andrea a top job at any magazine of her choosing. As things escalate from the merely unacceptable to the downright outrageous, however, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether or not the job is worth the price of her soul.

My Thoughts:

As someone who officially recently graduated it only felt right to go back and read a book That one of my all time favourite movies when I need a little motivation came from.

Andie is a recent college graduate, seeking a job in journalism in New York City. The search isn’t going very well until she interviews at the fictional “fashion Bible” Runway magazine for a position as assistant to the legendary fashion editor, Miranda Priestly.

With little interest in fashion, Andie nevertheless willingly accepts the position (“The job a million girls would kill for”), using it as an opportunity to get her foot in the door of her dream career within journalism.

She expected it to be difficult but was completely unprepared for the abuse she will be made to put up with on a daily basis to please her psychopathic boss.

I loved this book and its slight differences to the film but both are still incredibly enjoyable.

I love this book and movie when I am needing a little motivation.

Star Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Do you prefer the book or the film?

Love Always,

Gee xoxo

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