Preview: When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger

by Heather Caliendo
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When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger is one of the best titles I’ve seen in a while. And it features a character we’re all well-familiar with: Emily from The Devil Wears Prada.

The Devil Wears Prada is such a great story and I have to say even better movie. Most people can relate to working a nightmare job for a seemingly evil boss right after college. But what also made The Devil Wears Prada, especially the moviea fun escape is that the main character Andy works at a Vogue-like fashion magazine. I rewatched the movie recently and it still holds up.

Anyway, Weisberger is an author first and she wrote a sequel in 2013 called Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns that focused on Andy. But this new sequel is all about the other assistant, Emily.

Here’s the synopsis:

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.

With her signature wit, Lauren Weisberger offers an alluring look into a sexy, over-the-top world—and proves it’s style and substance together that gets the job done.

I didn’t read the Revenge Wears Prada as I saw mixed reviews on it. But the buzz is good for When Life Gives You Lululemons so I’m curious to see what’s in store for Emily. Weisberger said she decided to write the novel because of her own transition from Manhattan to the Connecticut suburbs, according to an interview in Entertainment Weekly. As someone who lives in the suburbs, let me say, there’s no shortage of dynamics in the communities.

Check back soon for my review!

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