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Summary

New from the global best-selling author of The Devil Wears Prada.

Published in the USA as When Life Gives You Lululemons.

He set her up. They'll bring him down.

Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. A successful stylist and image consultant to Hollywood stars, she cut her teeth as assistant to legendary fashion editor Miranda Priestly in New York. But with Snapchatting millennials stealing her clients, Emily needs to get back in the game and fast.

She holes up at the home of her oldest friend, Miriam, in the upscale suburb of Greenwich. And when Miriam's friend, model Karolina Hartwell, is publicly dumped by her husband, Graham, a senator with presidential ambitions, Emily scents the client of a lifetime.

It's not just Karolina's reputation that's ruined. It's her family. And Miriam and Emily are determined he won't get away with it. First they'll get Karolina's son back. Then they'll help her get her own back. Because the wives are mad as hell....

©2018 Lauren Weisberger (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"Female solidarity is at the heart of this delicious page-turner. Entertaining, sexy and laugh out loud funny." (Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, New York Times best-selling authors of The Wife Between Us)

"Lauren Weisberger hilariously skewers affluent suburbia...such a witty, well-observed world." (Jane Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Sunshine Sisters and Falling)

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A nice easy book.

This was a nice easy listen. If you want a chicklet for a weekend away it's perfect.

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enjoyable book

this was my first audio book and I really enjoyed it, great story, enjoyed the swearing too!!!

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Boring

I thought this would be a modern day Jackie Collins or at least, but not so good, Jillie Cooper but no, the plot is very thin, there is no humour; it's best suited for teen magazines. I gave it my best shot, 4 hours before admitting defeat but apparently I can't return it.

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Disappointing

Not what I expected at all. Nothing like the depth and characterisation of Devil Wears Prada

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Light boring predictable read

Story had potential but ended up predictable. The narrator was for me dreadful. The accent for Carolina was by far the worse. My own fault. Should have listened to the sample first but this book came recommended. Why..I don’t know. Sorry. Not for me.

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A light and satisfying listen.

An excellent listen.

This isn’t a book of staggering literary importance but to be fair it doesn’t claim to be or try to be. That said the story is engaging and interesting, it does deal with some serious themes and this is done with wit, sensitivity and steel.

It is a very well written, the story drew me in, the characters were well written in a way that doesn’t patronise the listener. Recommended.

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predictable but ok

this was a bit easy to predict the outcome but was a good holiday read

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A great continuation to Emily's story

I loved the book. the characters are complex and there is drama, suspence but most of all there's love and friendship. exactly what I would expect from the continuation of Emily's story and more!

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From New York to the Burbs and doesn't disappoint

Having spotted that this had been released, I've binge listened to Revenge Wears Prada, followed by this one. I'm a huge fan of the original and so was keen to discover what had been occurring through the years and was not at all disappointed. The narration was great as was the story. I found myself plugging in as much as I could. Not only when walking my dogs, which is usually when I listen to a book rather than read one, but also while shopping, cleaning, gardening or whatever I was doing as I was hooked from start to finish. I never post spoilers but if you are a fan of Lauren Weisberger or of Devil Wears Prada, this book does not disappoint. I did have a few odd looks on occasion due to my reactions while out in public listening, but it was most definitely worth it.