A Job A Million Girls Would Die For… (The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger)

I’m now on the 10th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is reading books as I’ve mentioned in my previous blog post. But it’s not just reading books I love per se, but blogging about what I’ve read as well. So I’m going to transfer to this blog all those book reviews and blog posts I’ve written before. I told you I’m a bookworm! A sexy bookworm that is… hahaha!

So on those days that I may be in a hurry and don’t have much time to sit down and blog about my life, my travels, my thoughts and stuff that require at least 4 hours to curate my photos and edit my post (like today I need to go to the doctor), I’ll just blog about one of those books I’ve already read.

I like a lot of genres — self-help, drama, fiction, science fiction, romance, horror, action adventure, fantasy adventure, mystery… the list goes on. If it’s something that piques my interest, I just go for it and start reading.

On this particular blog post, I’ll share with you one those books of Lauren Weisberger I considered to be my life story before (hahaha!) simply because I used to be a corporate slave and worked for someone like the antagonist in the story.

If you happen to be in a career situation where waking up every day to cater to the whim of your devil-incarnate boss is the highlight of your day, then this book is for you. That was my life before and if I was able to survive for five long grueling years, then so can you! Especially if the perks you get are the kind that a million girls would die for! Hahaha!

True, this book (and the movie that followed) deals entirely on fashion and other vanity-laden stuff this world has to offer, but it could touch your heart if you let it. Plus, it’s not so bad to be acquainted with beautiful things like Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik shoes, or couture dresses from Chanel, Prada, and Loius Vuitton. It’s actually liberating to know that even those people with jobs “a million girls would die for” do also live a pathetic and hellish life in exchange for so-called prestige in the publishing industry (Yep, on the outside, I had the perfect job. On the inside, it was hell… at least for me!)  That is the life of Andrea Sachs, fresh out of college, who got the job as Miranda Priestley’s assistant, the editor-in-chief of Runway, the no. 1 fashion magazine, a job “a million girls would die for”…

…And it’s up to her how she can cope and just suck it all up as long as she can, destroying the few good relationships she has but still emerging victorious towards the end. This book shows its intended readers that there is life after fashion, beauty and glamour. For people like Andrea Sachs, it’s up to you where to draw the line. In the end, the opportunities can be boundless.

I think this book can be appreciated by adult women of any age. I read this when I was in my late 20s and read it again in my 30s. I also have a copy of the movie which I frequently watched when I was still working as a corporate slave just because I could super relate to the situation of Andrea Sachs. If you haven’t read it yet and you like chick literature and you’re dreaming of getting that job that a million girls would die for, then this will be a good read for you.

Til my next book post! ^_^

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