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The in-crowd wears Gucci but one girl wears her heart on her sleeve... From the bestselling author of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA comes a no-holds barred expose of the world of the Manhattan super-rich. / From the bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada comes this no-holds barred expose on Manhatten's super-rich. / The Devil Wears Prada has sold nearly half a million copies in the UK and spent 6 months on the New York Times hardback bestseller list. / The film adaptation of Prada was a box-office smash both here and in the US and is the biggest grossing film of Meryl Streep's career. / The re-issue of Everyone Worth Knowing is set to tie-in with the DVD release of The Devil Wears Prada / The author is highly promotable -- glamorous and extremely well-connected. / A film adaptation of Prada is currently in production with Fox, starring Meryl Streep. / A must-have for stylish Sex and the City fans, plus readers of Plum Sykes and The Nanny Diaries. / Perfect for Summer Reading promotions. / Competition: Plum Sykes, Candace Bushnell, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus.

About the Author

Lauren Weisberger grew up in Pennsylvania and, after graduating from an Ivy League College, moved to New York to work as an assistant on a fashion magazine where she drew inspiration for The Devil Wears Prada, one of the most talked about novels of 2003. It has been published in 29 countries and a film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, is currently in production with Fox 2000.


After recent grad Bette Robinson quits the perfect job-80 hours of slavery each week at an investment bank-she starts doing some glamorous PR. It gets her out there in the clubs each night, but it means that the personal and the professional are (dangerously) the same. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

PRAISE FOR THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: 'This little gem mixes Sex and the City charm with dry New York wit.' REAL 'Sassy, insightful and sooo Sex and The City, you'll be rushing to the bookshop for your copy like it's a half price Prada sale.' COMPANY 'Not since the heyday of Sex and the City has a story so caught the imagination of ladies who lunch.' HARPERS & QUEEN 'The most fun we've had in ages.' HEAT 'Delicious!a great insight into the world of magazines and fashion.' RED 'Perfect reading in the bath with a flute of champagne.' EVENING STANDARD 'A fabulous book you won't put down.' THE SUN 'A fun read.' DAILY EXPRESS 'A rattling read.' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'Laugh out loud at this fictional fash editor's outrageous shenanigans.' ELLE GIRL 'An entertaining read.' GUARDIAN

A 27-year-old New York banker quits her job and finds work at a posh PR agency, trading her navy pantsuits for low-slung jeans and skimpy tops so she can hang out with the beautiful people at "in" places like Bungalow 8 (though first she has to find out what Bungalow 8 is). Weisberger's bestselling The Devil Wears Prada hinged on a similar fish-out-of-water scenario, and while it may have worked then, this time around it feels like a rehash. Bette Robinson begins as a likable enough character, but it isn't long before Weisberger's caricature of her becomes frustrating: Bette is surprisingly successful at her new job, even as she's constantly complaining about "the ridiculousness of what we were doing"-i.e., orchestrating Manhattan social events in such a way that the agency's clients look good in gossip columns. Bette's personal life gets equally ridiculous treatment, as she enters into a "just for looks" and very public relationship with a British heartthrob who's really gay, as her friends and family (and the guy she really likes) look on in horror. The book occasionally entertains-as when it makes jabs at the very critics who panned DWP-but not nearly often enough. Agent, Deborah Schneider at Gelfman Schneider. 400,000 first printing. (Oct. 4) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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