The Devil wears Prada

Devil wears pradaWas a while since I read this one, but I figured that wouldn’t really matter. I made this post on me old blog in april, but I figured that it couldn’t hurt to mention it here 🙂

The book has its very good moments, but there was no real laughing points in it. There was a few giggles and semi funny passages, but that’s it.

As many of you might know it’s a bout Andrea Sachs and her job at the fashion magazine Runway, and the interactions with her boss, chief editor Miranda Priestly. Miranda is definatly not an easy boss to work for, and a lot of the tasks assigned to Andrea seem very silly, and most of the time Miranda provides very little information on what the task really means. One example of this is when Andrea is asked to find a review of a restaurant that serves mixed Asian food that she read in a paper. No clue on what paper, and no clue on where. The hunt is on.

It is Andrea’s first job after college, and everyone, well almost, keeps saying that it’s a job worth dying for. And in some ways it might be, because if you can stand a year and do a good job, Miranda could pick up the phone and give you a head start on getting the dream job. In Andreas case that would be working at the New Yorker.

Andrea soon realizes that free time is rare, and long days are common. She is supposed to at all times be available on the cellphone she is given by the company. This soon starts to have bad influence on her personal life, there is hardly no time to be with her boyfriend Alex let alone her best friend Lily.

The pay isn’t very good either, but the extra benefits that comes with the job are very good. She gets more or less unlimited access to all designer clothes that are sent to the Runway. As well as when needed help from the staff. Like when Miranda drops the bomb that Andrea is gonna be ready and presentable at a party only a few hours before she needs to be there. In formal night wear. In this case that means an Oscar de la Renta dress.

The author did work for the legendary chief editor at Vouge, Anna Wintour, and the inspiration to the book comes from that time.

Last edited July 30th, 2008 by Anna

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