I love most books that transport me to another time and place & books that uplift my spirit.
I thought "I" worked for an eccentric boss, but this one takes the cake!! Good story, easy listening and lightly entertaining and I learned a bit about Fashion which I didn't know. Reader was really good at getting sarcasm and subtle hints across to the listener and she was easy to understand.
After nine surgeries on my brain and looking at a tenth, audio is the choice for me to feel whole again. I am myself in the world of books!
The writer and and the reader make this a great book. I have known bosses like that and found the same thoughts floating around my mind and I was thrilled to have someone carry them out for me. I think all working women should read this book!
Loved this book; it was such a piece of wonderful fluff. I love the moral dilemma that Andrea experiences working for the boss from hell and the description of the fashion world was engrossing. I would have gotten the book sooner had I known the narrator was the same lady that did Memoirs of a Geisha--also a great book!
I spend 75% of my working day driving and although usually tedious, couldn't wait to get back on the road to continue listening to his story. After listening to Andrea's typical day, my own job doesn't sound so bad!
This was a very good book. It kept my attention and kept me from doing the things I should have done for a couple of days. The narrator was great. The story was good, although the main character was a little whinney. I liked it and would reccomend it to you!
If you like the Nanny Diaries read by Julia Roberts than you'll love this book. Here again we have an abridged book read by first quality talent and a plot full of characters that are as flat as John Denver after the crash. The author of Bridgette Jone's Diary at least gave her characters some dimension. Here all the models are weight conscious snobs, all the assistants are sicophants, all the men are either exploitive or dependent dweebs and only our heroine has any degree of integrity. This novel falls into the first person trap of a world that solely depends on our narrator. Sure there is some truth to these portraits and sure there is a message to be found in keeping your career in proportion to the rest of your life, but more than anything else I felt like I had just listened to a parade of catty stereotypes and they had done nothing the least bit interesting or unexpected. My suggestion is if deciding between listening to this book of sitting in a cafe for an hour listening to other people conversation, go with the second. It'll be a lot more interesting.
This was, without a doubt, the worst audio book I have ever purchased. The writing was terrible, and I couldn't stand listening past the first hour. The characters were entirely without sympathy, and the story was ridiculous. Save your money and purchase "The Nanny Diaries" or the "Shopaholic" series instead.