Search Results: "Lauren Weisberger"


BOOK REVIEW

LAST NIGHT AT CHATEAU MARMONT by Lauren Weisberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 17, 2010

"A sudsy insider's look at the celebrity machine—and the cruel world it creates."
In her fourth novel, the author of The Devil Wears Prada (2003) considers what it would be like if your husband became a rock star. The short answer: not that great. Read full book review >

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THE SINGLES GAME by Lauren Weisberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"While it lacks the bite of Weisberger's beloved The Devil Wears Prada, this is still a fun, fast-paced read filled with well-crafted and memorable characters."
Bestseller Weisberger (Revenge Wears Prada, 2013, etc.) follows her formula of launching a naïve young woman into uncharted territory. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA by Lauren Weisberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 22, 2003

A junior assistantship to the editor of the world's top fashion magazine ("The job a million girls would die for") provides endless fodder for a one-note but on-the-money kiss-and-tell debut. Read full book review >

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EVERYONE WORTH KNOWING by Lauren Weisberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Not as fun as Prada, but Weisberger's fans won't care."
Weisberger (The Devil Wears Prada, 2003) again traces the misadventures of a hapless young thing sucked into a glamorous career that is psychologically and physically crushing. Read full book review >

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CHASING HARRY WINSTON by Lauren Weisberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Weisberger's third effort (Everyone Worth Knowing, 2005, etc.), with the requisite girls' nights out and disappointing men, has some well-observed passages—and Adriana is a hoot—but it's nothing we haven't seen before, many times."
Three single gals on the cusp of turning the big 3-0 shake up their romantic lives and deal with the consequences. Read full book review >

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REVENGE WEARS PRADA by Lauren Weisberger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"The Devil is back…sort of. Not as fast-paced or exciting as the original, but diehard Prada fans will want to check it out."
Weisberger's sequel to The Devil Wears Prada, a 2003 best-seller inspired by the author's time working for Anna Wintour at Vogue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANA IN THE CITY by Lauren Castillo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"A sweet story for country-mouse readers. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A child learns to appreciate Nana's urban environs. Read full book review >

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BUT EXCUSE ME THAT IS MY BOOK by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"Adding a melancholy but realistic touch to a familiar interchange, there is no sign of a librarian (or other adult) among the shelves of generic books in this natural follow-up to Marc Brown's D.W.'s Library Card (2001) and similar exploratory visits. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Charlie and his relentlessly verbal little sister Lola, now licensed TV characters, take a trip to the library in this script-based episode, illustrated with stills from the show done in Child's distinctive photo-and-cartoon collage style. Read full book review >

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THE NEW SMALL PERSON by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"How nice to see a familiar story made new with a family of color and a little brother as hero. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A familiar theme—a big brother feels displaced by a new baby—seems fresh in Child's latest. Read full book review >

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SLIGHTLY INVISIBLE by Lauren Child
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Adults will recognize a spot-on portrayal of children's imagination games, while kids will recognize the underwater, outer-space and mountainous territories that their homes become every day through play. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Newcomers and devoted fans alike will cheer for clever, likable siblings Charlie and Lola in their newest outing. Read full book review >

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WINTER IS THE WARMEST SEASON by Lauren  Stringer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Prolific illustrator Stringer's first try at text is slight and unexceptional, but the pictures, many on double-page spreads, in gorgeous glowing acrylics on watercolor paper, capture the warmth and vibrancy of her unique premise. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A child rhapsodizes over winter's warmth. Read full book review >

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TATTERHOOD AND THE HOBGOBLINS by Lauren Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"An attractive presentation of an entertaining, little-known tale that could be a folkloric precursor of Pippi Longstocking. (Folklore/Picture book. 5-10)"
Not the English ``Tattercoats'' (a Cinderella variant) but a long tale, from Asbjornsen and Moe, about twin sisters—pretty Isabella and feisty, independent Tatterhood—born after the queen eats not only the flower she's told will bring her a baby, but also the weed growing beside it. Read full book review >