The Blonde Bookworm: When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger -- Review

When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger -- Review

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Title: When Life Gives You Lululemons
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Pages: 352
Publishing: June 5th 2018 by Simon Schuster
ISBN: 1476778442


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. 


When I hear Lauren Weisberger had a new novel coming out, I was extremely excited. When I heard it focused on Emily Charlton... my excitement went through the roof. She was such a fun and spunky character in Devil Wears Prada and I was dying to read more about her. This novel really hit the spot and I thought it was the perfect read for a summer day spent by the beach or pool. It was hilarious, scandalous, and lighthearted all at this same time. 

As previously seen in Devil Wears Prada, Emily was still her snarky and witty self and I loved it! You could always count on her to lighten the mood with a bitchy comment or some straightforward honesty. I thoroughly enjoyed stepping back into her world in this novel and I'm just crossing my fingers that we get to read more about her in the future. Weisberger didn't disappoint in this hilarious and scandalous read and I would highly recommend it! 

Rating 3.5/5


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