Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Weisberger returns with a novel starring one of her favorite characters from The Devil Wears Prada—Emily Charlton, first assistant to Miranda Priestly, now a highly successful image consultant who’s just landed the client of a lifetime.
Welcome to Greenwich, CT, 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, Miranda Priestly’s ex-assistant, does not do the suburbs. She’s 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.
Karolina Hartwell is as A-list as they come. She’s the former face of L’Oreal. A mega-supermodel recognized the world over. And now, the gorgeous wife of the newly elected senator from New York, Graham, who also has his eye on the presidency. It’s all very Kennedy-esque, right down to the public philandering and Karolina’s arrest for a DUI—with a Suburban full of other people’s children.
Miriam is the link between them. Until recently she was a partner at one of Manhattan’s most prestigious law firms. But when Miriam moves to Greenwich and takes time off to spend with her children, she never could have predicted that being stay-at-home mom in an uber-wealthy town could have more pitfalls than a stressful legal career.
Emily, Karolina, and Miriam make an unlikely trio, but they desperately need each other. Together, they’ll navigate the social landmines of life in America’s favorite suburb on steroids, revealing the truths—and the lies—that simmer just below the glittering surface. With her signature biting style, Lauren Weisberger offers a dazzling look into another sexy, over-the-top world, where nothing is as it appears.
❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃
When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger is a book that is worthy of your summer beach bag this year. This third instalment in The Devil Wears Prada series will have you laughing out loud. The characters are charming and interesting in this story that is all about sisterhood.
Admittedly, I have not read the other books in the series, but I have always heard such wonderful things. This novel is one that can be read without any prior knowledge of the characters or the other stories. There are so many funny situations that these women find themselves in that it makes for a very light and fluffy read. It has a Desperate Housewives feel to it, as the three women navigate getting older and still feel as though they are relevant in society.
I found that it was easy to figure out Emily’s character right from the beginning, as she is such a sarcastic and quick-witted woman. She is so interesting, however, Emily is feeling as though she is passé. Also, it doesn’t help that she is being phased out by another up and coming celebrity assistant. Emily is just so head-strong. You can tell right away she will create a plan for herself to stay on top. Her approach is just so hilarious and I loved reading her point of view.
Told from the perspectives of Emily, Miriam, and Karolina, the readers get a real sense of all the sides of the story. These women support one another throughout the course of the novel, which is really uplifting. It is a wonderful change to read about women who are empowering and supportive.
When Life Gives You Lululemons will definitely satisfy fans of Weisberger and her The Devil Wears Prada series. There is no shortage of humour and wonderfully strong female characters in this book. I am definitely excited to read the rest of the series now.