Everyone Worth Knowing

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Everyone Worth Knowing, by Lauren Weisberger

I've read this book before. It was called "The Devil Wears Prada." It was about a normal girl thrust into the glamorous life of a Manhattanite, has a high-rolling she-boss, gets caught up in the lifestyle and relationships suffer, friends and family worry increasingly, there's a gratuitous sexual encounter, and then the heroine leaves it all for something less fabulous but personally fulfilling. Yes, there are some differences between the two plots, but there are certainly uncanny similarities. Almost as though they had the same author or something...

Despite her lack of imagination, I still enjoyed the book. It really was an entertaining read. And like the previous book I read, it made me appreciate my life even more. I have good friends, a great husband, and out-of-season clothes from Target. (I now believe that being moderately unfashionable can be character-building.) I think I'm finally done with my chick-lit trend. It's time to resume literature that encourages personal growth--not books that increase self-awareness because of my reaction to them.