The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

Large Print - 2003
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The deliciously witty and delightfully dishy novel about life at a glamorous fashion magazine is now a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, set to open in theaters on June 30.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, [2003], ©2003
ISBN: 9780786255757
0786255757
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wei
Characteristics: large print
687 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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Miranda Priestly is the Boss from Hell, and she likes it like that, thank you. Hold my calls.


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wgooris
Nov 15, 2017

Enjoyed this light reading on a holiday. Liked it better than the movie which I've seen later.

aavishkakumar Dec 21, 2015

I only remember bits of the movie, since I watched that first. I must say that I enjoyed this book. There were a few areas which I thought dragged on a bit but I loved it. All I can say is that Anne Hathaway really suited the role of Andrea and the same goes for Helen Mirren playing Miranda.

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sumaiyah98
Aug 30, 2014

The devil wears Prada was a pretty good read. The story revolves around Andrea Sachs, a girl straight out of college who happens to get a job “a million girls would die for” . She becomes the assistant to Miranda Priestly, the ever so stylish editor of Runway magazine. Miranda Priestly is pretty much the definition of “the boss from hell”, she’s rude, demanding, and doesn’t even bother to learn Andrea’s name. In a whirl wind of events, Andrea finds herself in a world of designer names and beautiful people everywhere. All Andrea has to do, is hold you for just one year so she can pursue her real dream, but is it really worth it? To sell your soul to a terrible boss who will never see you as an equal? Andrea’s job is very time consuming, she doesn’t even have time for her best friend or boyfriend, the path to success is difficult, but there isn’t just one option. I love chick lits, and even though this wasn’t my favourite, it was a pretty good book. I admired Andrea’s ambition, and I don’t think many people would hold out as long as she did. I liked reading about Andrea’s adventures Miranda made her go on, as terrible as they were. I always assumed there would be an ending where the Andrea found out why Miranda is so horrible, but I guess some people are just terrible, or maybe that’s what the sequel is for. Overall, I thought this book was pretty good, I’m not sure if I would recommend it to anyone or if I would read the sequel, but it was a quick air plane read.

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kindrabirss
Aug 21, 2014

I picked up this book because I was hoping for a funny quick read. It really wasn't that funny and was mostly just anxious as the narrator was always stressed. I watched the movie again after I read the book and the book was much better, but I don't think I would recommend it and I wouldn't read again. It was just ok.

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shadynz
Feb 22, 2014

Enjoyed this book. Glad I watched the movie first as I could totally picture Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway as their respective characters.

JCLAshleyF Jun 21, 2013

This book was an enjoyable, light, and quick read. It was good, but just good, not great. This book makes for a good vacation read.

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Liselara
Dec 18, 2012

I saw the movie first a long while ago but when I saw a used paperback at the library on sale for a dollar, I picked it up. The movie was terrific and that's the only reason I bought the book, thinking it would be great for a laugh (and it was in some places). If it had been the other way around (i.e. read the book first), I might not have seen the movie and that would have been tragic because the person who wrote the screen play took a mediocre work and turned it into an artistic classic.

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lozza1401
Dec 02, 2012

Not quite like the movie but it was an enjoyable read that made me laugh at times. More points for plot than writing.

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Violet_Tiger_3
Jun 21, 2012

Kind of long winded- I watched the movie first though so I thought it would be faster paced.

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bethany_whitebear
Dec 18, 2010

Much, much better than the movie!

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Andrea Sachs goes to work for Miranda Priestly, the editor of Runway magazine, and has to find a way to cope with her boss's insanely over-the-top behaviour.

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