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    Default The Devil Wears Prada

    The book you fools!
    I bought it today and so instantly I must resist all urges to see the movie until I lick the final page and scan its contents.
    I am 5 chapters in and it is very engaging!! Surprisingly, mind you. Anyone else reading/read/liked it?

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    I've read it and although she's basically a crap writer it's a good, fun read in that it completely skewers Anna Wintour. By the way, the author is so bad that her second book (part of her two-book contract) was rejected by the publisher and she has yet to revise it. Also, they really dislike this chick in NY.
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    I read it at the beach this summer. I skipped over some of the slow parts, but overall it was an easy, cheap read. It's also a total rip off of the Spanish tv show Yo Soy Betty, la Fea (now a US tv show called Ugly Betty). Or maybe this came first... who knows.

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    It's been out for a few years so I'm not sure which came first.
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    Yo Soy Betty came first. It's from 1999, Devil Wears Prada was written in 2003/2004.

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    Um, didn't this girl also write a follow up called 'The velvet rope'
    or something, about the clubs in New York? I thought that book
    made it to shelves....

    ...but it wouldn't surprise me if it was abysmal.

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    hmmm i don't think its bad at all, i think the writer is good. i'm heavily involved in the story, even if it is a little bit slow.

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    I liked this book, but I won't go out of my way to find more books by her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ourmaninBusan View Post
    Um, didn't this girl also write a follow up called 'The velvet rope'
    or something, about the clubs in New York? I thought that book
    made it to shelves....

    ...but it wouldn't surprise me if it was abysmal.
    Oooh...I would love a book about the club scene in LA/NY...what really goes on in those clubs with the lines behind velvet ropes that celebs get into.

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    She wrote a book called Everyone Worth Knowing. I read it, but it was so bad/forgettable that I hardly remember the plot.
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    I read Everyone Worth Knowing as well. It's basically The Devil Wears Prada, with some minor changes. Instead of Miranda Priestly, the boss is a woman named Kelly and she's really nice instead of really mean. Kelly is the head of a PR group. The main character, Bette, is an unfashionable girl who has just quit a good job that she hated and needs to find a job immediately. She gets a job at this hot PR firm and is and teased for her poor fashion sense and general cluelessness about the posh lifestyle, which embarrasses her. The job begins to consume all of her time, and just like in "Devil," she ends up growing apart from her long-time, emotionally unstable best friend, whom she frequently ditches to hang out with her work friends for mandatory nights of clubbing. Her new job leads to her becoming linked in the tabloids to a famous womanizer but secretly has a crush on the bouncer at a club. There's a subplot about one of her friends possibly being an undercover gossip columnist.

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    ^^

    I'll have to check that one out southernbelle. I loved The Devil Wears Prada
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariesoleil View Post
    I liked this book, but I won't go out of my way to find more books by her.
    Same for me. The book was very cutesy...sort of like "Confessions of a Shopaholic."
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    Quote Originally Posted by misswang View Post
    Same for me. The book was very cutesy...sort of like "Confessions of a Shopaholic."
    Actually I liked Confessions of a Shopaholic more than The Devil Wears Prada. I have all of Sophie Kinsella's books.
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    I read both of her books and found they both made me nervous. There was too much crap happening to both main characters (who were both unlikeable to me) and it irritated me that they didn't make changes in their lives earlier. Basically, both books were the exact same plot with a few changes.

    As someone who is obsessed with savings and a good credit rating, I never made it past 3 chapters of any Sophie Kinsella books.

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