《The Devil Wears Prada 各种版本的电子书》(The Devil Wears Prada)STK/TXT/PDF

《The Devil Wears Prada 各种版本的电子书》(The Devil Wears Prada)STK/TXT/PDF
  • 片  名  《The Devil Wears Prada 各种版本的电子书》(The Devil Wears Prada)STK/TXT/PDF
  • 简  介  发行时间: 2003年
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  • 详细介绍中文名: The Devil Wears Prada 各种版本的电子书原名: The Devil Wears Prada别名: 穿Prada的女魔头,时尚女魔头版本: STK/TXT/PDF发行时间: 2003年地区: 美国简介:
    The Devil Wears Prada is a 2003 novel by Lauren Weisberger about a young woman who, fresh from college, gets a job working as a personal assistant to a powerful fashion magazine editor that turns increasingly hellish as she struggles to keep up with her boss s capricious and demeaning requests. It was hugely successful, spending six months on the New York Times bestseller list and serving as the basis for the 2006 film of the same name, starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway, was released in summer 2006 which also proved successful.
    The novel begins with its main character, Andrea Sachs, stuck in midtown Manhattan traffic, trying to remember how to use a manual transmission. She has picked up the Porsche roadster that belongs to her boss, Runway magazine editor Miranda Priestly, from a shop and must return it to Miranda s apartment in time for Miranda s family to go out to the Hamptons for the weekend. While she is attempting to do this, Miranda calls on her cell phone and excoriates her for not doing her job properly. She also tells her to pick up her pet French bulldog (in the British edition, a Persian kitten) from the veterinarian s office. Trying to comply, Andrea ruins some of the expensive designer clothing she is wearing. She wishes Miranda would die. But if that did happen, she reminds herself, she d lose the pleasure of killing Miranda herself.
    In the next chapter we move back in time and learn how she got into this predicament. After graduating from Brown with a degree in English, she visited India with her boyfriend Alex Fineman and came down with amoebic dysentery. Recovered, she leaves her home in Avon, Connecticut for New York City. There she moves in with her longtime friend Lily, now doing graduate studies in Russian at Columbia, and looks for a job.
    A longtime reader of The New Yorker, she blankets the magazine publishing industry with her résumé, hoping to land enough experience somewhere and eventually get a job at the prestigious weekly. Still not over her dysentery, she gets a surprise interview at the Elias-Clark group. Afterwards she is hired as Miranda s junior assistant. While she knows little of her, she is told repeatedly that a million girls would die for your job.
    That job is primarily doing personal errands for Miranda, who sometimes mistakenly and sometimes deliberately calls her Emily, after her predecessor who is now the senior assistant. Miranda is a classic boss from hell — she rarely gives enough information or time to comply with her demands, yet she routinely berates those who fail. She makes people go to great lengths to accommodate her only to change her mind after they have done so. She feels no compunction about ordering Andrea and others to do things such as getting coffee or lunch anew if they have gotten too cold for her in the meantime.
    People at the magazine are afraid of finding themselves alone in an elevator with her, or making critical remarks about her even to their close friends. She christens this attitude the Runway Paranoid Turnaround, as whenever one of her co-workers makes the slightest negative comment about Miranda, they immediately follow it up with a turnaround positive comment, due to their fear of their boss somehow finding out about their attitude and firing them.
    All the same, Andrea is told that if she manages to stick it out working for Miranda for a year, she can have her pick of jobs in the magazine industry, so she struggles onward. Even in the present, the perks aren t bad — between Runway s Closet of designer clothes ostensibly on loan for photo shoots but rarely returned and often borrowed by the staff and the general obsequiousness she encounters as Miranda Priestly s personal assistant, she is able to acq
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