In a perfect world–you know, the one where we don’t spend all day analyzing our feelings about exactly why it’s so disgusting to offer $10,000 for certain un-touched photos of a certain someone’s certain magazine shoot–our bookshelves would be filled with the kind of diversity not found on a certain someone’s TV show.
But it’s not, so we have to take what we can get: A female-dominated list of top fiction/non-fiction books checked out of the New York Public Library, where five of the entries are comprised of E.L. James (two books), Danielle Steel (ditto) and Sheryl Sandberg.
As part of soon-to-be-former Gawker editor Jessica Coen’s going-away festivities, possibly one of the greatest things ever published in the history of Gawker just went up. As far as taking down magazine editors goes, Lauren Weisberger can totally read it and weep. Read More
Anna Wintour is a very magnanimous woman. Hats off to the Vogue editor in chief for graciously showing up at the recent premiere of The Devil Wears Prada and not punching Lauren Weisberger’s lights out. Ms. Weisberger, for those of you who have been in a coma for the last few years, is Ms. Wintour’s Read More
My name is Friday and on behalf of Simon & Schuster I’m currently helping spread the word about Lauren Weisberger’s latest work, Everyone Worth Knowing. Weisberger is best-known for her earlier work, The Devil Wears Prada. I think your site’s target audience would really appreciate this book. Would you be interested in receiving Read More
Some million-dollar books get off to a slow sales start, but this slow? Amazon.com’s data on Lauren Weisberger’s Everyone Worth Knowing, as of this afternoon:
This week, Everyone Worth Knowing, the second novel by Lauren Weisberger—she of best-selling The Devil Wears Prada fame—arrives in bookstores, the latest offering from the gods of chick-lit.
Ms. Weisberger’s publisher, Simon and Schuster, paid over a million dollars at auction for Everyone Worth Knowing—a staggering sum for a novel. The house felt so strongly Read More
As in today’s Observer, NY Daily News gossips Rush and Molloy get in a little on Lauren Weisberger’s new book, noting that “The Devil Wears Prada author gets even in her new book with witty Gawker founder Elizabeth Spiers, who trashed her on the blog. ‘If anyone finds out exactly what Ms. Read More
Free-swinging ingenue bashes Wintour in best-selling novel, favorite of subway-riding assistants everywhere; movie deal; seven figures for next novel?
Before The Devil Wears Prada made her the poster girl for the revenge-seeking “exploited” underclass of froufrou employers everywhere, 26-year-old Lauren Weisberger sported a bio that screamed “good girl.” She seemed a safe bet to keep Read More
New Yorkers are more familiar than anyone with Schadenfreude , that dark German torte of an emotion: feeling pleasure at the misfortune of others. (For a succinct and delicious summary, see British critic Clive James’ poem, “The Book of My Enemy Has Been Remaindered”).
But the news that The Devil Wears Prada author Lauren Weisberger’s Read More
The Devil Wears Prada, by Lauren Weisberger. Doubleday, 327 pages, $21.95.
The cover of this book by a former assistant to Anna Wintour, the British editor in chief of the American Vogue , proclaims that it is “A Novel,” no doubt in part as a legal precaution. It’s been dangled before us for months as Read More