The Knockoff

The Knockoff

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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When Imogen returns to work at Glossy after six months away, she can barely recognize her own magazine. Eve, fresh out of Harvard Business School, has fired "the gray hairs," put the managing editor in a supply closet, stopped using the landlines, and hired a bevy of manicured and questionably attired underlings who text and tweet their way through meetings. Imogen, darling of the fashion world, may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she can't tell Facebook from Foursquare and once got her iPhone stuck in Japanese for two days. Under Eve's reign, Glossy is rapidly becoming a digital sweatshop--hackathons rage all night, girls who sleep get fired, and "fun" means mandatory, company-wide coordinated dances to Beyonc©♭. Wildly out of her depth, Imogen faces a choice--pack up her Smythson notebooks and quit, or channel her inner geek and take on Eve to save both the magazine and her career
Publisher: New York : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2015
ISBN: 9780385539593
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Piazza, Jo - Author
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Feb 09, 2017

You can teach old dog new tricks summed up novel.
Kind of nice for heterosexual new money nerd mentor lusting protagonist's older lonely client friend.

Jul 01, 2016

Good summer read:)

Jun 22, 2016

A mash up of old school movies - The Women, All About Eve, Sex in the City set in the Devil Wears Prada world of a high fashion magazine.
A funny tale of how Imogen a charming, heroic, technology illiterate, 40-something, cancer survivor, wife and mother of 2 who is on a quest to save her career despite the manipulations of a 20-something, bully, tech wiz, former assistant, rival, Eve.

Jun 06, 2016

Great summer read--The Devil Wears Prada in reverse. Lots of fun, good characters you can get behind; a tight, fast-paced plot; and a very satisfying ending. Won't win any prizes, but a great way to spend a few hours.

May 24, 2016

Although the book is entertaining at times, it gets to be old. Reading the e-book version and am 65% done, but feel I don't need to finish it which is a bad sign.
Was hoping it would be written as well as Devil Wears Prada, but the characters just aren't that great.
Also, it's extremely annoying to have name dropping on every page: "The dress she wore was a gift from her long time friend Michael Kors..." etc etc. Boring, predictable...

Jul 02, 2015

So predictable; a revised "All About Eve."

Jun 11, 2015

Recommend this book to your best friend over a glass of white! It will be your favorite beach read this summer. You will be LOL. ;)

JCLDianeH Jun 01, 2015

It's a bit like The Devil Wears Prada goes digital and discovers social media.


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