Grabbed this book and never even looked at the reviews! My mistake. The original is fabulous. I agree with other reviews, in this book our fabulous Andy is a whiny insecure facade of a character. So annoying I didn't finish and I'm returning.
Let me first say that I wasn't a huge fan of the first book, I actually enjoyed the movie more than the book. But this was much better. A little long winded and I totally saw the big betrayal coming a mile away, but otherwise I enjoyed it.
It's kinda good if you want to know what happened with Andy post-Runway. I personally need more Miranda. Miranda is just a ghost in this sequel. Haunted, no more, no less. Nothing fabulous, nothing glamorous.
And, Damn! It's too long for just Andy story. Just like what Miranda said about Andy's wedding article: "It was a stretch!"
In this book, she is TOTALLY UNRELATABLE. I couldn't even handle the whininess of how her perfect, handsome, rich didn't love her enough or to her standards. She has a successful business in NYC and is pregnant at 30... I'm sorry, but that sounds like a pretty great life. She just seemed like an ungrateful spoiled brat.
In the first book, she was a great character because she was facing real adversity. People could relate to her because we have all had that awful boss who made our lives miserable, and we all like to think that we grew from that experience.
Loved the narrator, awful book.
I was so excited when I started this book to jump back into the fabulous NYC lives of Andy and Emily. I was so addicted and then sadly got to a point where the story flattened, became annoyingly boring and to be honest, had the worst ending I could have ever imagined. I'm actually sad for sitting through the whole book to have it end the way it did. I had high hopes and really enjoyed it at first but TERRIBLE ending. That's all.
Mom of 2 boys ... originally from Brooklyn, NY now living in beautiful Nevada!
I worked in Fashion for years and I can definitely relate to alot of what this book has in it... entertaining and frustrating and really good listen!
When Andy's husband betrayed her! I felt so mad inside like as if it were me!
Andy of course
Well I didnt cry but I literally was all twisted up inside after listening to Andy learn her husband and best friend went behind her back... I came home mad for awhile haha
I read the reviews for this book and decided to read it anyway despite what other people said. I enjoyed it. But I can understand why some people might be disappointed.
If you are expecting that this sequel is exactly like the Devil Wears Prada, it's not. This book is really interesting to me because it is Andy's story post-Runway. In the book and the subsequent movie, Andy walks off and is seemingly living this happily ever after fairy-tale. But the consequences of that are actually much different and I respect Weisberger for attempting to realistically portray what happens to her character.
What happens to Andy isn't so unusual. Right after Runway she goes through a series of huge changes. Her relationship with Alex ends, her best friend moves away, and her career isn't what she thought it would be. So when she meets Emily again, she tries to cling to the familiar and bond with Emily by sharing this anti-Miranda thing they each have because it bonds them.
And like in the first book, Andy gets swept up in a Runway life again. Last time it was the clothes and this time it was creating a magazine similiar to Runway complete with a gorgeous husband. Last time, Andy was trying to get her foot in the door for her career and this time she attempted to reinvent herself after some of the most important people of her life leave her.
She succeeds to a point by using Miranda's contacts and her experiences at Runway. But from the very start of the book, she begins to experience unease, I think because she is not the Andy Sachs she's supposed to be.
Yes the book is slow and I really don't know if her marriage was even necessary. But it was a good story. And Andy does make decisions, just not ones we agree with. But she does at the end.
I think the only real problem with this book is that it isn't framed in the best way. Had it not started with her marriage and started with something like the early days of The Plunge, it might have been better suited.
Let me start this off by saying I was very eager to listen to this book and I loved the first book. This book picks up about 10 years after the original book ends and it starts off very slow. It's not nearly as entertaining as the original book. Overall I enjoyed catching up with your original characters, I just wish that there was more excitement and sass in this book. If you're looking to pass the time this will suffice.
I wish this story has the same narrator as Devil Wears Prada. Story was pretty good. Andy grew up, got married and had a baby. Completely different person from before. Living proof that it happens. For the purposes of entertainment in the car while on biz assignments, I was satisfied.