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Book Tip of the Month

Autumn is on its way, and with that, time to enjoy a good book indoors. 

This month’s book tip is the classic “The Devil Wears Prada”. Many people know the film, but film and book are often quite different, and it is worth reading the book as well.

Author Lauren Weisberger (the picture below) wrote the book based on her time as a personal assistant to Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue. It began as a collection of essays Weisberger wrote when she took a course in nonfiction writing. Her teacher, Charles Salzberg, convinced her that she had to collect them in a book.

The book follows graduate Andrea Sachs who wants to work as a magazine journalist. She has no interest in fashion, but gets a job as a personal assistant to the editor-in-chief, Miranda Priestly, of the fictional fashion magazine “Runway”. She’s thrown into a world she doesn’t know, with a boss running the ship with an iron fist. The book gives an insight into what is happening behind the scenes of the world’s largest fashion magazine.

Like its protagonist, Andrea Sachs, Weisberger was not interested in fashion, but ended up writing one of the world’s bestselling fashion novels.

Trailer from the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” from 2006, with actress Anne Hathawayas as Andy Sachs, and actress Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly.

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