The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger Reviews

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Ranked #697 out of 960 in Books

Lauren Weisberger's best-selling novel is about a young woman who stumbles into the hectic worlds of high fashion and publishing.

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January 28, 2015


A great book! Most times books are far better than movies because they can give so much more detail than a time constrained movie. A glimpse into a fast-paced and exciting industry to so many would love to be a part of.

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May 28, 2012


I got this book a few years ago and I read the book before I saw the movie. In my opinion I believe the book was much better then the movie. I found the book a more entertaining read. Although Meryl Streep is such a great actor it was the only good point about the movie. .



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May 18, 2011


love love love this book!
I read it after watching the movie (Meryl Streep is PRO!) and fell in love immediately.
This kind of book really influenced me to understand what kind of life I want to have in the future after I graduate, and get an idea of what kind of industry I want to work in.

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May 18, 2011


I read this book a couple of years before the movie came out and it was really good. It was a lot better than the movie so if you liked the movie, I think you'll enjoy the book as well if not more.

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January 02, 2009


I read this book almost a year before the movie came out, and I have to admit the I enjoyed the movie that much more because I had read the book. However, I had mixed feelings about the book. I had a very hard time getting into it, and it certainly wasn't a book that I couldn't put down. Once into it, I did find that it got better and was a more enjoyable read.

I suggest renting it from the library or borrowing it from a friend, rather than buying it. I've got a copy that I'll pass on if anyone is interested!

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January 22, 2008


I'm not one for fashion at all, so I thought I'd be able to identify w/ the main character. Her plight was quickly and well developed. However, there were easily 100 unnecessary pages which simply added nothing to what was already established. Finally, in the final 50 pages, the book drew me in and the end was fairly satisfying.

I thought, since the book didn't do a whole lot for me, maybe the movie would be enough of a deviation from the original that I'd like it. I was mistaken ... mostly. There was plenty of deviation. I like how the main character was developed to be more confident and competent than the book portrays. As a result, she seems much more liked by her boss than in the book. However, the movie fails to thoroughly develop the main character's relationships outside of work/fashion. I never felt like I got to know her boyfriend or best friend. In the book, its those 2 friends that finally help her to realize what she must do.

Needless to say, I'm in no hurry to read this author again ... unless someone can tell me that her other book is more satisfying earlier on.

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September 09, 2007


I've heard a lot about this book but I didn't buy it until I saw they are making a movie. I enjoyed the book a lot. The characters were really funny and you can't help but sympathize with Andrea, the main character. However, towards the end of the book, I found the storyline getting repetitive and I was starting to feel a little bored. I also wasn't crazy about the way things turned out at the end. It was a good ending but I was hoping for something better for Andrea. :P

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July 15, 2007


I read this book last year and I have to say that I enjoyed it. It is a good light read that is also very witty. The movie was also great but I found the book much better than the movie. It was fun to see how they developed the movie from the book though.

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May 02, 2007


I just finished reading this, and it was fab. I don't normally read the book after I have seen the film, but this was a good one.

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January 31, 2007


For awhile I saw the trailers for The Devil Wears Prada movie on television, but I didn't know right away that it was a book. Personally, I like to try and read the book before I go see the movie, so I picked this up and started reading.

It's so funny, clever, and you can really relate with the main character if you're fashion clueless or just don't really care. While reading this book I started wondering how they were going to fit everything into the movie, but I just figured that it was going to be a really long one. The only thing that really disappointed me in the book was the boyfriend situation. If you've read it than you know what I mean. It just didn't seem to end or anything. It's hard to explain.

When I saw the movie, it was somewhat disappointing, considering that they cut and changed a lot of things. I liked the movie as a movie, but I wouldn't even compare it to the novel! So for those of you who just saw the movie, I recommend that you pick up a copy of the book, because it's a thousand times better.

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