By: Lauren Weisberger BUY BOOK HERE
Starring one of the best characters of all time, Emily Charlton, first assistant to Miranda Priestly in the Devil Wears Prada, is now a highly successful image consultant and she just landed the client of a lifetime. She is also as snarky as ever. I loved Emily 15 years ago, I love her more now. The sarcasm used in mockery of suburban woman who wear lululemon all day was everything I needed. It was written SO CURRENT. I was giggling out loud. If you like some good sarcasm, healthy perspective, and a good juicy take down, you'll love this one! It's hilarious. I recommend watching The Devil Wears Prada immediately before reading.
“It’s so on sale, it’s practically paying you.”
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 for a DUI, 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 suburban mom, band together to not only navigate the social land mines of suburban Greenwich but win back the hearts of the American public. Along the way, an indispensable ally emerges in one Miranda Priestly.
“How do I explain that having the chance to take a breather midlife and evaluate everything is rarer than a double rainbow?”