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Lauren Weisberger is the bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada, which was published in forty languages and made into a hugely successful film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Weisberger’s three other novels, Everyone Worth Knowing, Last Night at Chateau Marmont, and Chasing Harry Winston were all bestsellers. A graduate of Cornell University, she lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
Author photo © Mike Cohen Photography 2013
A beautifully constructed, absolute dream of a read. Three women (including the wickedly wonderful Emily from ‘The Devil Wears Prada’) join forces when one of them is set up, publicly discarded and viciously humiliated by her husband. Emily, Miriam and Karolina live what may appear to be a charmed jet-setting, party-licious life, however there is a very long way to fall when the knives are out. I absolutely adore Lauren Weisberger’s novels, they read as a master class in setting the scene and creating an eloquently enjoyable and pointedly wicked read. Each chapter focuses on one of the women, so perfectly describing their life I could not only picture myself there, I was there. My eye-popping disbelief mounted at the tactics, the lifestyle, and I seethed away, joining ranks, willing them on. A quick note, just in case you’ve already hunted this down and read it, ‘The Wives’ was published in the USA as ‘When Life Gives you Lululemons’. ‘The Wives’ is a hugely entertaining, read in one sitting, smoking-hot loaded gun of a read - and I highly recommend it.
An entertaining and terrifically readable foray into the ultra competitive world of professional tennis. Likeable and friendly Charlie needs to gain a competitive edge to break into the top ten, she takes on a beast of a coach, but can she retain her soul as she attempts to fight her way to the top? It really feels as though you’ve joined the inner sanctums of the tennis tour, I was by Charlie’s side and firmly on her side as she practiced, played and partied her way from country to country. Charlie has extraordinary abilities, yet feels very human, she makes mistakes yet is still loveable. Lauren Weisberger, writes with a crisp, clear style, highlighting the grit and determination required to make it to the top, while also allowing free reign to the glitter and glamour on show. Even if you can guess the ultimate destination, it’s still a journey well worth taking as this a lovely hit of escapism and a perfect get away from it all read.
July 2013 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. Hooray - Miranda Priestly is back. 10 years on from the iconic Devil Wears Prada comes the hotly-anticipated sequel. Eight years after turning her back on Miranda, Andy’s life is sweet. She and Emily, once Runway rivals, now work together on a successful bridal magazine and she is about to marry the love of her life. But they say revenge is a dish best served cold and it’s only a matter of time before she will hear the dreaded syllables “Ahn-dre-ah!” again. What can we say bar it is THE MUST READ of the season dahling (air kiss ... air kiss).
Winner of TV & Film Book of the Year at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2007.This had been made into a Hollywood blockbuster, but the book is miles better! Set in the cut-throat fashion industry, the main character Andrea lands a job as assistant to a powerful fashion editor who turns out to be a bit of a nightmare to work for. Anyone who's ever had an unreasonable boss will see the funny side. The author, Lauren Weisberger, used to be the assistant to the editor of Vogue, so it wouldn't be all that surprising if a lot of the book was based on personal experience.