When Life Gives You Lululemons

When Life Gives You Lululemons

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"New York Times bestselling author Lauren Weisberger returns with a novel starring one of her favorite characters from The Devil Wears Prada--Emily Charlton, first assistant to Miranda Priestly, now a highly successful image consultant who's just landed the client of a lifetime. Welcome to Greenwich, CT, 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, Miranda Priestly's ex-assistant, does not do the suburbs. She's 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. Karolina Hartwell is as A-list as they come. She's the former face of L'Oreal. A mega-supermodel recognized the world over. And now, the gorgeous wife of the newly elected senator from New York, Graham, who also has his eye on the presidency. It's all very Kennedy-esque, right down to the public philandering and Karolina's arrest for a DUI--with a Suburban full of other people's children. Miriam is the link between them. Until recently she was a partner at one of Manhattan's most prestigious law firms. But when Miriam moves to Greenwich and takes time off to spend with her children, she never could have predicted that being stay-at-home mom in an uber-wealthy town could have more pitfalls than a stressful legal career. Emily, Karolina, and Miriam make an unlikely trio, but they desperately need each other. Together, they'll navigate the social landmines of life in America's favorite suburb on steroids, revealing the truths--and the lies--that simmer just below the glittering surface. With her signature biting style, Lauren Weisberger offers a dazzling look into another sexy, over-the-top world, where nothing is as it appears"-- Provided by publisher
"New York Times bestselling author Lauren Weisberger returns with a novel starring one of her favorite characters from The Devil Wears Prada--Emily Charlton, first assistant to Miranda Priestly, now a highly successful image consultant who's just landed the client of a lifetime"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2018]
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781476778440
1476778442
9781476778457
1476778450
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 24 cm

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MARTHA C BENNER
Sep 19, 2018

Fast fun read. I read it in two days and enjoyed it very much.

ArapahoeAlice Aug 23, 2018

Three women, three marriages, three very different personalities. It's a very funny satire about the lives of the rich and famous, and I enjoyed every minute.

The plot focuses on former model Karolina Hartwell, wife of a U. S. Senator, who is arrested for drunk driving in ritzy Greenwich, Connecticut, with her stepson and several of his friends in the car. News of her arrest immediately goes viral and Karolina is scorned everywhere she goes.

Karolina turns to her best friend, Miriam, a high-powered New York attorney who has chosen to quit working and be a stay-at-home mom in Greenwich. Miriam can handle the legal ramifications of the DUI, but she doesn't know how to help Karolina's ruined public image.

To help Karolina, Miriam calls on her old friend, Emily Charlton, former assistant to Miranda Priestly, and now an image consultant to the stars. For me, Emily made the book. She has no patience for the suburban Greenwich wives who have spurned Karolina and is irreverent at every turn. She is in-your-face funny and sees truth as irrelevant; image is everything, and she is an expert at manipulating public opinion.

debwalker Aug 19, 2018

What happens when Emily from Devil Wears Prada lands in Connecticut suburbia - a place just as toxic and Machiavellian as the office of Runway magazine!

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writermala
Aug 12, 2018

I would be a hypocrite if I were to give this book a bad review after reading it in one sitting. However, there wasn't much in it except for detailed descriptions of rich women's lives in the Greenwich suburb of Connecticut. There is an attempt to bring in a story by introducing Karolina Hartwell into the mix and getting her arrested for DUI but there's not enough of it to make the book spicier. All in all easy reading.

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fishwit
Aug 10, 2018

Loved this book. Read it in one night.

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lupodog
Aug 01, 2018

Fun to read, humorous, very enjoyable. Love the characters.

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kfasciano
Jul 29, 2018

Quick and fun read. Interesting story that keeps you hooked until the end. Love returning to the Devil Wears Prada characters!

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feltrin
Jul 27, 2018

A very good read. Funny, interesting. Keeps your interest through the whole book.

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RustyReader9
Jul 16, 2018

This book is full of humor and a great read if you need a good laugh!

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susannastarlight
Jun 18, 2018

This was a light and funny story. Good if you like a spunky character.

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