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The Devil Wears Prada

(The Devil Wears Prada #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  795,595 ratings  ·  9,291 reviews
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! Ar
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published May 31st 2003 by Doubleday (first published April 15th 2003)
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Veronica Don"t waste your time. The movie was much better with stronger characters and a more robust story. Also the visuals of the fashion industry are beauti…moreDon"t waste your time. The movie was much better with stronger characters and a more robust story. Also the visuals of the fashion industry are beautiful in the movie.(less)
Meghana Not YA per se. The main character is 23 and the book does not contain any material that would be inappropriate for YA.

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Miranda Reads
The movie was too good.

Aka, there was a huuuuuuuge gulf between the book and the film.

I kept thinking: maybe the beginning was just slow? Maybe the middle needed a bit more time?
Despite all my deep breaths and meditation, I could not stand this book.

The main character (Andrea) is so wholly irredeemable that she ruins the book.

Sure, she sacrifices her a few years for Miranda (ha! name buddies) Priestly but Andrea whines her way through every little task and I lost all sympathy within the
Darth J
3.5 stars

In Defense of Miranda Priestly
The premise of this novel as most know it is OMG, my boss is a total dragon lady!!!, but I think that is both an unfair assumption and oversimplification. Little background is given of the title character other than she grew up in a lower class family, changed her name, and worked her way up the corporate ladder to her current position as editor-in-chief. The audience isn’t given much more than that to round out her character, though Meryl Streep gives her
Jan 28, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

God have mercy, I finally finished this horrific book! Honestly, it wasn't so bad, just tedious and repetitive. I picked it because (a) the movie was coming out and (b) I recognized the title as a popular book, albeit a couple years ago. The premise to the book is that a young woman takes a Junior Assistant position at a high-fashion magazine and the She-Devil who runs the show. The movie had the same premise, but that's practically where the similarities end.

Andrea Sachs takes the job, even t

Sep 21, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Shelves: chicklit, nytimes
This is one of the only books I have ever read in my entire life where the film actually improved my perception. It took me about three years to read this, and the only reason I ever finished it was because everyone else seemed to think it was so great, I thought I must be missing something.

I am generally bothered by books and films wherein the main character is offered an incredible opportunity, but because they are worried they are sacrificing themselves, they toss it out the window. (I am wi
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor-satire
I read this a few years ago, and still remember what a rollicking good ride it was. I was mesmerized by the horror. It was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. In a good way, that is. I'm sure there's a good way to watch a train wreck if we think about it long enough.

In the interest of full disclosure, I spent several years in what we shall charitably call the fashion industry. So young, insecure, underpaid, working for creative tyrants, living on coffee and celery, and not being able to
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Devil Wears Prada (The Devil Wears Prada #1), Lauren Weisberger

The Devil Wears Prada, is a 2003 best-selling novel, by Lauren Weisberger, about a young woman who is hired as a personal assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor, a job that becomes nightmarish as she struggles to keep up with her boss's grueling schedule, and demeaning demands.

It became the basis for the 2006 film with the same name, starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt. The novel is considered by many
Oct 29, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A woman came up to me while I was reading this book and said, "Oh, how is that book? I've been meaning to read it." I answered, "Um, well, it's kind of fun." She raised her eyebrows at me. "I see." I added, "I wouldn't pay full price for it. I got it on sale for, like, a dollar." She nodded as she began to walk away, "Okay, I know what you're saying."

I can explain more if you still feel like reading this book. Honestly, I won't stop you from reading The Devil Wears Prada, I just don't suggest yo
May 24, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Should've skipped the reread. ...more
Nov 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Millions of girls would die for this job”

OK, I know what you’re saying, “you’re that knuckle dragging redneck from Tennessee, what’re YOU doing reading about high fashion in New York and Paris”???

Fair question. I’d say it’s important to read different books, try on diverse genres from talented writers I’ve never explored before, think outside the box. My wife bought the 2006 David Frankel film starring Meryl Streep and I’ve seen it multiple times and liked it. The book seemed interesting, fresh
Oct 14, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one ever
this book blows. it's poorly written, the author uses the same words over and over, characters just do things at random and don't seem to have identifiable personalities of their own. if i was still in 5th grade and decided to write a book about working at a fashion magazine when i'm all grown up, this is what it would be like. i hate that the girl who wrote this is probably a millionaire. i'd like to hit her with a rock. as far as i can figure, it gets one star because she bothered to type it i ...more
Jul 23, 2007 rated it liked it
Not bad, I suppose—especially interesting when compared to the film adaptation, which I'd seen first.

The movie was no great shakes, really, although the cast did a solid job with what they'd been given. Still, I sought out the book because I felt that, as with most film adaptations, a lot of depth had probably been jettisoned, and rightly so, in the translation to the screen. After all, a novel can tackle a lot more than two hours of screen time can.

Imagine my surprise to find that the movie had
Jul 25, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE
The only reason I waste words on this piece of trash is that it holds the distinction of being THE WORST BOOK I EVER READ. The title was held previously (for a good 15 years previously) by "The Bridges of Madison County," and it took some DOING to surpass that awfulness.

I could write for three days about how much I hated this book. I still can't believe I finished it, and the only explanation I have is that it was kind of like not being able to look away from a trainwreck. Actually, "trainwreck"
This book was terrible, and I'm someone who enjoys chick lit. The Devil Wears Prada is a roman-a-clef by Lauren Weisberger, a mediocre writer who takes herself too seriously. The plot is just a series of bad decisions made by the novel's unlikeable protagonist Andy Sachs, who thinks the best way to become a writer for the New Yorker is by becoming an assistant at a Vogue style magazine for a year. Andy spends most of the novel whining about her mundane entry-level job and stealing designer cloth ...more
Evgnossia O'Hara
Η ταινία μου άρεσε περισσότερο από το βιβλίο... 🙊
Ίσως λόγω του καστ δεν ξέρω.

Ο χαρακτήρας της Μιράντα ήταν καλύτερα δομημένος στη ταινία. Μου φάνηκε πιο ανθρώπινος, περισσότερο κατανοητός. Στο βιβλίο, από την άλλη, ήταν απλά κακομαθημένη, ρηχή γυναίκα.
Επίσης το βιβλίο μπορούσε να είναι μικρότερο σε έκταση.
Έχει πολλές διαφορές και με την ταινία. Τέλος πάντων, αρκετά καλό αλλά μέχρι εκεί.
Saadia B. ||  CritiConscience
2.5 Stars

The movie was far better. Yes. Way better.

The writing was more of a rant than a story. Irritating at times.

Andrea had the best job in the world, she worked as Miranda's Junior Assistant who made her life a living hell. She ran around fulfilling Miranda's absurd demands while charging everything to the office - her travels, coffee and eating.

Emily, Miranda's Senior Assistant worships her boss for her position and power but sometimes even she takes a dab at her for being utterly irrati
Reading crime #5000 for the month of January.
I saw the movie first.
I loved the movie.
This is the first time I have read this book.
I didn't like the book.

Before I begin I should say some nice words. While reading this book, I kept picturing the actors/actresses from the movie. It was like re-watching the movie again but in my head. I'd rather watch the movie - it was less painful.

The Devil Wears Prada was not a perfect book. It really wasn't. It was beyond terrible. It had so many flaws that I do
Aug 12, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i was reading this book at the same time i was working in a very similar environment as andy, the main character. i laughed and cried with her because i could relate to her character so much. miranda liked her perrier placed everyday on a certain side of her desk. my old boss, mehmet, liked his evian room temperature from the bakery across the street. miranda would dump her coat and bags on andy every morning. mehmet would hold out his arms for me to put his YSL coat on and bow his head down for ...more
Briar's Reviews
I first read this book in my first year of high school for a book report (we could choose ANY book we want, and I was obsessed with the film version of this novel at the time). Since it's been...well,'s about time I finally give this book a review to add it to my collection!

This book was super popular and a sequel has come out (which is currently sitting on my to-read shelves waiting for me to dig into it) in recent years. For those who don't know about the first book in this series,
Sep 29, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

I’m going to be quite honest here: I saw the movie before I read the book. Several times, in fact. The movie came out in 2006, when I wasn’t a reader yet. The Devil Wears Prada is one of those movies that they play on TV quite regularly, and is one of those movies that I almost always watch when it is. Because it’s a really great and entertaining movie – Anne Hathaway’s, Meryl Streep’s, Stanley Tucci’s and Emily Blunt’s performances are absolutely top notch. So when I saw the book in th
Prabhjot Kaur
This starts out pretty slow and it is very heavy on the details but it failed to impress me. The pacing doesn't really get better throughout the book.

I didn't really care about any of the characters honestly. Parts of it, I really enjoyed and others parts just annoyed me. Writing was okay. I liked the movie better than the book in this case.

3 stars
Sarah Joint
It is rare that a movie based on a book is better. But here we are.
Maria Olga Lectoraapasionada
Entretenida y divertida novela que se lee en unas pocas horas, decir que es una de las veces que la película me ha gustado más que el libro, será porque salía mi querida y preferida actriz Meryl Streep.
Leyendo el libro una otra vez la veía a ella y a Anne Hathaway.
Una novela para pasar un rato entretenido sin más, bueno para para mí eso es leer, tener mi mente entretenida y este libro y la película lo consiguieron.
This was ok, I guess, just not really my type of thing. It’s definitely an anecdotal, character driven novel, rather than a plot driven one, and there was a lot of detail about things I don’t really care about.

I also think I took the opposite message of what the author was trying to convey as I totally disagree with a particular decision that Andy, the MC made, I think she was incredibly stupid at the end because her friends and family were unbelievably unsupportive and un-understanding (that’s
Megan Johnson
I really wasn't that into this book. There were some parts of the book that were great, but mostly it was a VERY slow read and pretty hard to get into.

I think that it didn't help that I had watched the movie multiple times and LOVED it. I had high expectations for this book and it did not deliver!
Laura Cunha
Mar 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition


O que eu lembro da minha primeira vez com o livro O diabo veste Prada é a sensação de ter sido enganada pelo filme. Porque Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway e Emily Blunt estão tão maravilhosas e o filme é tão bom que eu não podia acreditar que o livro pudesse ser menos que excelente. Mas, regras como o livro é melhor que o filme precisam de exceções para se confirmar.

May 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: quienes hayan tenido jefes tiranos
Llegué al libro por haber visto la película (sino no se hasta qué punto me hubiese interesado por él), y aunque esperaba que se parecieran, terminaron siendo dos historias muy diferentes. Se mantiene la idea básica de la jefa déspota, pero nada más.

El argumento es bastante sencillo, ya que gira en torno al trabajo de la protagonista y las relaciones y emociones pasan a un segundo o tercer plano (además de que aunque quisiera seguir con su vida, no tendría tiempo de hacerlo).

El diablo viste de Pr
Dec 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where to start with this one! Seldom have I ever read a book that actually made my blood boil with rage, but this did it! I can, unfortunately, relate to the utter misery that Andy faces while at Runway, while my own clearly does not amount to her cataclysmic year of agony.

Having seen the movie well over 20 times, I found the book to be very little like the movie in most regards. The book is far more depressing, but far more real, and thus far more enjoyable. If you've never read this book, do s
Feb 19, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's funny how you forget about a book. I read this when it first came out 10 years ago and thought it was a fast, fluffy read, but nothing else really stuck w/ me. Then, I saw the movie and thought "I know it's been a while, but I really don't remember all this happening" - so, when I saw the book on the charity table, I figured it's only a quid, why not.

Criminey, the things you forget - like what a whiney and generally unlikeable person the main character is. She bitches, she moans and she ess
Cassandra Babino
Jan 26, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I kept thinking *THIS WILL BE A GREAT MOVIE* but never a good book. I was really disappointed and on a side note ... when I DID watch the movie I was so disappointed because all I could think was * This would be a GREAT book.
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh I love this chick lit. I enjoy the movie. I can relate to the characters. Having a nightmare boss who demands everything must be ready for her, is just funny as hell.

This is the ultimate chick lit.
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