“The Devil Wears Prada’s Emily Charlton gets the spin-off she deserves” (Cosmopolitan) in the months-long New York Times bestseller from Lauren Weisberger in which three women team up to bring a bad man down in the tony suburb of Greenwich, Connecticut.
Welcome to Greenwich, Connecticut, where the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured, the Tito’s and sodas are extra strong, and everyone has something to say about the infamous new neighbor.
Let’s be clear: Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. After leaving Miranda Priestly, she’s been working in Hollywood as an image consultant to the stars, but recently, Emily’s lost a few clients. She’s hopeless with social media. The new guard is nipping at her heels. She needs a big opportunity, and she needs it now.
When Karolina Hartwell, a gorgeous former supermodel, is arrested, her fall from grace is merciless. Her senator-husband leaves her, her Beltway friends disappear, and the tabloids pounce.
In Karolina, Emily finds her comeback opportunity. But she quickly learns Greenwich is a world apart and that this comeback needs a team approach.
So it is that Emily, the scorned Karolina, and their mutual friend Miriam, a powerful attorney turned stay-at-home mom, band together to navigate the social land mines of suburban Greenwich and win back the hearts of the American public. Along the way, an unexpected ally emerges in one Miranda Priestly.
With her signature wit, Lauren Weisberger offers an alluring look into a sexy, over-the-top world—and proves it’s style and substance together that gets the job done. “A delicious sequel to The Devil Wears Prada…exploring what it’s like to be a woman buffeted by conflicting messages about career, relationships, and motherhood” (The Washington Post), When Life Gives You Lululemons is “amazing novel about…truth, lies and how everyone is a little bit insecure” (Associated Press). “Fast-paced, funny, and gossipy, this is the must-have accessory for your beach bag” (PopSugar).
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this fresh spinoff of the Devil Wears Prada series, Lauren Weisberger reintroduces Miranda Priestly's ex-assistant, Emily Charlton. Emily is now a whip-smart, no-nonsense image consultant trying to adjust to her new life in suburban Connecticut. Her new supermodel pal Karolina is facing a PR nightmare that could destroy her husband's political career, while her neighbor Miriam is grappling with why she gave up a law career she loved. As these fierce ladies (and unlikely friends) get thrown into a page-turning mess of celebrity scandal, ruthless suburban moms, and destructive exes, we were totally, completely hooked.
Weisberger casts a gimlet eye on affluent suburbia in her latest A Devil Wears Prada novel, featuring former Runway magazine assistant Emily Charlton, now an image consultant whose career is on a downslide. Thanks to her summer camp friend Miriam (a high-powered Manhattan lawyer turned stay-at-home mom in Greenwich, Conn.), Emily is connected to a new neighbor, former fashion model Karolina Hartwell, whose husband is a senator entertaining a presidential bid. Karolina has been all over the tabloids for a DUI while her stepson and some of his friends were in her car. The charge is suspect because she wasn't drunk and even begged for a Breathalyzer test she was never given. Weisberger spotlights marital fidelity as Karolina's husband is all over the society pages accompanied by the president's glamorous daughter, who could further his career; Miriam likewise suspects her own husband is cheating. Throughout, Weisberger gleefully lampoons a world where buff moms decked out in athleisure wear obsess over child birthday party one-upmanship and "vaginal rejuvenation" surgery. A cameo from the imperious and memorable Runway fashion mag boss Miranda Priestly adds extra spice to this page-turning beach read. It's a treat for Weisberger's fans.
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Woo Hoo The Devil is Back
I received an ARC of this book to read from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. When Life Gives You Lululemons is by Lauren Weisberger and is a follow up to The Devil Wears Prada and yes Miranda Priestly does make an appearance in this book. It can be read as a stand-alone but I think you would enjoy this book more if you had read The Devil Wears Prada. Emily Charlton is concerned as her image consultant business is taking hits from a new young competitor and while she is secure in her marriage having her husband in Hong Kong for several months is taking its toll. Karolina Hartwell has just had her entire life turned upside down and being arrested for a DUI she did not commit is just the tip of the iceberg. Miriam Kagan, Emily’s oldest friend has given up her high powered law career to be a stay at home parent in Greenwich and navigating this new world has her wondering about her choices. These three women come together to support each other in moments of crisis and joy and you will laugh and cry right along with them. I resented having to put this book down for those fun things like laundry, dishes and work, and think this is the book that should be at the top of your summer reading list. Publishing Date June 5, 2018 #WhenLifeGivesYouLuluLemons #NetGalley
Great title and that’s about it. Still got through it but didn’t like it.
Somewhat entertaining, but kind of bland
This book was ok. I read it quickly, but the characters lacked substance. It bugged me how much weight played into their happiness- even the girl who shouldn’t care, Miriam, does.