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Diary of a Working Girl

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Lane Silverman was a struggling freelance writer, desperate to sell an article that would pay her rent, when she stumbled upon the pitch of a lifetime: an article about finding Mr. Right in the workplace. She sold the idea to Cosmopolitan, tossed out her PJs, put on a power suit, and became a true-blue working girl on Wall Street.

Now, all she has to do is meet a sexy, el
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 6th 2004 by Berkley Trade
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Marie
Sep 26, 2012 Marie rated it really liked it
Yeah it was a little predictable- which is a pet hate of mine when it comes to a good book, but the story that led up to the ending was good enough for me to look past the predictability and enjoy it.

Loved the book. Loved the movie (which was made in 2010 titled Beauty and the briefcase with Hilary Duff). And I loved the writing.

Good book, very funny and cute and I LOL'd my way through it.

Recommend to girls who are fans of chick lit. :)
Roxanne
Jul 31, 2008 Roxanne rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2008
Ugh. This book was everything that is cliche and wrong with chicklit. I should have stopped reading, but I had a bizarre and twisted desire to finish.
Jenny
Feb 06, 2013 Jenny rated it liked it
I absolutely loved this book...all the way until the "bonus" chapter at the end, that takes place 8 months later. Then I wanted to throw my book across the room and stomp on it. The only other time I was this angry about entertainment, was the stupendously awful ending of the show "Lost". That was a whole lot of wasted life I can never get back...sorry, I digress. If you read until the ending where everyone is in love and happy, STOP! Go no further, and you will have had a an enjoyable, upliftin ...more
Jessica
Jul 06, 2011 Jessica rated it really liked it
A slow start. Had a hard time getting into it at the beginning. Halfway through the book was more interesting and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. I saw the movie first and sort of knew what was going to happen, but once again the book is not like the movie and is better. I had to see the movie because I am a huge Hilary Duff fan!!!
Lissa
Aug 11, 2009 Lissa rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this one - a fun, light read that was perfect for the beach. Funny and fun.
Micah
Jun 23, 2014 Micah rated it really liked it
I ended up liking this book a lot more than I thought I would. I saw Beauty in the Briefcase before I read it, (not knowing it was assisted from a book in the first place) and loved it! but to be quite honest there were almost zero similarities between the book and the movie. I have a difficult time deciding which I loved more. but I think the book wins because of the emotion that is resisted from the characters. to me, a movie will never suffice in giving the true emotion or feelings that a des ...more
Merredith
Sep 22, 2010 Merredith rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: no one really
Normally, i love chicklit. its supposed to be stupid, in an entertaining sort of way. this one just went over the line and is stupid in a stupid kind of way. this woman is more boy crazy than a stereotypical teenager! all she wants is this perfect, romantic man. she is lucky enough to be a work from home freelance writer, but decides that in order to find her perfect man, and jumpstart her career, she will get a real office job and meet a guy there, because that's where all the guys are, and pub ...more
Barbara Lunsford
Diary of a working girl

I am sorry but, this is the worst book I have ever finished reading. The author must have been drinking or on something as it was so rambling I had a hard time keeping up with the characters. The ending was a complete joke. I will not be reading anything from this author in the future.
Esther
Jan 14, 2016 Esther rated it liked it
Watched the movie first and loved it, and then i was like hey i should read the book because books are usually always better, so i read it and i liked it up until that horrid bonus chapter..it makes no sense, i don't even know why its there....
Stephanie
Sep 03, 2007 Stephanie rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2007
Wow, this book was just awful. It start off bad, I pushed myself to keep reading in hopes that it would get better, but it only got worse. The book was flat, predictable, and kind of all over the place. It just didn't seem to flow very well. I hated the last chapter where the main character was talking to the audience. I hate when authors do that. I really didn't enjoy this book and I doubt I'd pick up another book by this author ever again.
Katie
Jan 27, 2009 Katie rated it it was ok
Slow start...Much like "The Other Boleyn Girl," the main character is self-absorbed, making her difficult to respect and appreciate. I will admit that the final "true love" interest was predictable, though how it got there was not altogether so. I will also admit that after she finally made the career change for love/her story, the book's pace picked up and was an easy and consuming read. Not poorly written, but the story was not impressive.
Carmen
Nov 08, 2015 Carmen rated it really liked it
Funny, lighthearted. They added an extra chapter that leads you to believe there will be a sequel. I like how the message was: Don't believe what you read in romance books or watch in romantic movies. Real love is great but not 'perfect'. The main character is so wrapped up in herself and her own little world, but you can't help but think she is cute.
Kourtney
Dec 15, 2010 Kourtney rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this one! It is a cute, quick read but be warned - you have to be in a good mood to read this or otherwise Lane's personality can grate on your nerves. I found myself in a bad mood when reading this and I wanted to throw the book across the room. Naive? Yes. Fun to read (when in a good mood)? Yes! Definitely a "beach read."
Kayla
I read this after watching the film adaptation, Beauty and the Briefcase, which I actually enjoyed more than the book. Unfortunately, in this book about a writer, I did not enjoy the writing style of either. It seems to try too hard to be too cute and girly, and the run-on sentences become confusing and tedious.
Tricia Loveridge
Well, this was a cute book, easy to read...very much "confessions of a shopaholic"....actually reminded me to much of shopaholic...almost copy-cat-ish. Though I half enjoyed it and had no problem getting through it I would only recomend it to anyone who hasn't read the "shopaholic" series...
Olly
Jan 10, 2011 Olly rated it liked it
Shelves: chicklit
Sudah lama banget ga baca chicklit, jadi baca lagi rasanya fresh. Seperti biasa, gaya bercerita chicklit satu ini lincah ceria dan menarik. Bagi yang terbiasa baca romance pasti gak suka genre ini karena bukan tipe lovey dovey nan romantis gitu.
Tapi gak nyesel deh bacanya.
Mel
Jul 25, 2008 Mel rated it it was ok
Definitely a beach read. It's a cute story of a free-lance writer that comes up with a pitch to a mag that she'll get a true blue job and then write about her experience.
All in all, she's in love with love. Or the idea of love.
Megan
Jun 17, 2012 Megan rated it it was ok
It was cute. Not exactly my type. There's an ABC Family movie with Hilary Duff called Beauty and the Briefcase that sounds almost exactly like this book.
Heather
Dec 23, 2011 Heather rated it did not like it
I couldn't bring myself to finish this book....didn't care for the writing style, characters, content......didn't really care for any of it
Anna
Apr 15, 2012 Anna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I knew the end of the story about 40 pages in it was so easily guessed. Poor writing, full of cliches...would not recommend.
Thais
Apr 19, 2008 Thais is currently reading it
Its a book about a girl who finally gets an article accepted. Her article is on getting a corporate job to find romance.
Lexi
Jan 06, 2013 Lexi rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Started off great, but then took an abrupt and unwelcome turn from light and funny to heavy handed and sanctimonious.
Nicole
Oct 01, 2009 Nicole rated it really liked it
Any girl that has worked at 388 Greenwich should definitely read.
Michelle
Oct 18, 2010 Michelle rated it did not like it
I cannot believe I read this whole stupid book - so bad...
kriszeth sthemphick
Jan 14, 2013 kriszeth sthemphick rated it did not like it
somehow i liked the movie better
Diana
Jan 17, 2010 Diana rated it did not like it
Quite boring after page 30 ...
Katie
Nov 29, 2008 Katie rated it really liked it
Shelves: guilty-pleasure
Almost as good as Shopahoic....
Eli
Sep 05, 2015 Eli rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, 2013
Inoffensive fluffy fun.
Katya
Nov 10, 2011 Katya rated it did not like it
a stupid book
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Daniella Brodsky is the author of six novels published by Penguin, Random House, and Simon & Schuster, most famously DIARY OF A WORKING GIRL, which was adapted for the screen by Disney, starring Hilary Duff. Her latest title, THE PATRONS, launched in June. She has also had a long career as a journalist and made a name for herself with THE GIRL’S GUIDE TO NEW YORK nightlife, back when she didn’ ...more
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