The Devil Wears Prada

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Publisher: Random House Audio

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Language: English | Number of Pages: | Format: Audio CD | In other languages: (other languages) Chi traditional , French , Danish , Italian , German , Spanish , Chi simplified , Swedish , Russian , Dutch , Portuguese , Polish , Romanian , Czech

Isbn-10: 0739302418 | Isbn-13: 9780739302415 | Publish date:  | Edition Abridged

Also available as: Paperback , Hardcover , Audio Cassette , Others , eBook

Category: Fiction & Literature , Humor , Romance

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Book Description
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.


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    Sinceramente non sapevo esistesse il libro, quindi ho visto il film... tragico errore! Il libro non regge il confronto, l' ho trovato senza spessore, Miranda è pazza e basta, Andy un pò di salva ma ne ...continue

    Sinceramente non sapevo esistesse il libro, quindi ho visto il film... tragico errore! Il libro non regge il confronto, l' ho trovato senza spessore, Miranda è pazza e basta, Andy un pò di salva ma nel complesso non è un libro che rileggerei

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    En la peli ponen al jefa de Andrea, mas humana, algo que en el libro no es asi. Ademas la relación entre Andrea y Emily tampoco es asi.

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  • 4

    Love the Novel version

    I like Anne Hathaway however I can say that still the novel was greater than the movie itself. Andrea's characters development in the story on how she was able to make it on the top of her career. Its ...continue

    I like Anne Hathaway however I can say that still the novel was greater than the movie itself. Andrea's characters development in the story on how she was able to make it on the top of her career. Its full of humor and its a great read, if you want to read an amusing story more on fashions or like fictional runaway magazines story then this book is for you

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  • 2

    Ne' che dire... Sono turbata. Non riesco a conciliare l'immagine di Miranda del libro, con quella di Meryl Streep. Lo so, lo so. Mai vedere il film, prima di aver letto il libro. Non sapevo del libro, ...continue

    Ne' che dire... Sono turbata. Non riesco a conciliare l'immagine di Miranda del libro, con quella di Meryl Streep. Lo so, lo so. Mai vedere il film, prima di aver letto il libro. Non sapevo del libro, prima del film. Ecco il mio imbarazzo. So che il film è tratto dal libro, ma la Miranda di Meryl Streep è ecezionale, rispetto a quella del libro. E poi il film ha tagliato tutte le disavventure di Andrea, inutili. Comunque due stelline, rispetto al film, che con questo metodo di giudizio, avrebbe preso 5 stelline. Più interessante la fine del film, che quella del libro, insomma la mancata silurazione di Miranda, mi ha fatto sognare...

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  • 3

    Adoro il film, quindi ho deciso di leggere il libro. Mi è piaciuto, anche se non quanto il film. Comunque scorrevole ed efficace. Una lettura leggera e piacevole

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  • 3

    The Real Career Life That Are Present in “The devil Wears Prada”. A freshman of the career tried to find ideal occupation in New York, but Andrea didn’t because she had not any experience. “Fortunatel ...continue

    The Real Career Life That Are Present in “The devil Wears Prada”. A freshman of the career tried to find ideal occupation in New York, but Andrea didn’t because she had not any experience. “Fortunately”, she acquired a job as an assistant which she was a bit unsatisfying but that was a few opportunity in the keen city. During she was in Runway, dealing with something felt boring and uninteresting. That is, she didn’t like fashion. For her personally, she just wanted to stay here for one year and then wrote for The New Yorker.
    Entered the office, she noticed everyone was totally different from her. Her coworkers wore gorgeous jewelry, impeccable makeup, famous brand’s dress, delicate accessories, and high-heel shoes. Looked like super models, they always talk about fashion and their own shape. Most of worse, they always talked about the same topic, never bored at these. In addition, they were seemly like workaholics, for example, they could not be absent except death (immediate family only), dismemberment (their own), or something vital. Gradually, she was influenced by them, changing/ changed tremendously, no matter what she enjoyed or not. At least, she was not still like strange and peculiar with others in the work surroundings.
    In this place, she had to do things irrelative such as buying Starbocks coffee, parked her luxurious car, making seats reservation in restaurants, finding a new baby-sit or cook and so on. All in all, she must made a habit to manage everything detail for her boss, and run the Runway’s production cycle each day.
    Since the book was produced, I think I am like Andrea’s situations a little. Having a part-time job, I had to obey employer’s order. For instance, I often had to do overtime, or I will get fired. Unfortunately, I also didn’t like my job, needing this salary. In my opinion, many people also met Andrea’s situations, not being able to quit easily, still requiring earning money unless they met ridiculous conditions like her.
    It is really hard to avoid difficulty in our life. Especially, some people like Andrea are nobody, and they don’t have nice background or any experience. Thus, the moment they obtain an opportunity, they just take it. Then, they can learn things which cannot learn at school. After they are accustomed to the career life completely, they ruin their original life, too. They want to choose “right way” but they finally select “wrong way”.

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  • 1

    Che delusione!!! Mi aspettavo qualcosa sullo "stile Kinsella" e invece questo romanzo è solo un collage mal-editato di episodi, in cui il diavolo del titolo sembra semplicemente una squinternata dalle ...continue

    Che delusione!!! Mi aspettavo qualcosa sullo "stile Kinsella" e invece questo romanzo è solo un collage mal-editato di episodi, in cui il diavolo del titolo sembra semplicemente una squinternata dalle mille esigenze. La voce narrante della prtagonista, poi... antipatica come la sabbia nel costume!!!
    Non ricordo di aver mai pensato prima che... meglio il film del libro!!! Ma solo per il personaggio di Miranda interpretato da Maryl Streep, che su pellicola sembra acquisire un minimo di spessore.

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  • 3

    Non rende come il film

    Il film mi è piaciuto così tanto che ho deciso di leggere il libro, ma sinceramente, per quanto l'autrice riesca a trasmettere l'ansia che provava (credo realmente!), strano, ma vero, ho preferito il ...continue

    Il film mi è piaciuto così tanto che ho deciso di leggere il libro, ma sinceramente, per quanto l'autrice riesca a trasmettere l'ansia che provava (credo realmente!), strano, ma vero, ho preferito il film! comunque una lettura piacevole se non si hanno troppe pretese.

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  • 4

    Ho letto il libro dopo aver visto il film. L'ho trovato bello e divertente, una lettura estiva poco impegnativa e dal facile scorrimento.

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