Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger – The bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Everyone Worth Knowing is back with a delicious novel. The Devil Wears Prada author Weisberger delivers a hilarious, silly and entirely Chasing Harry Winston. Lauren Weisberger, Author. Three single gals on the cusp of turning the big shake up their romantic lives and deal with the consequences. That Adriana, Emmy and.
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The bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Everyone Worth Knowing returns with the story of three best friends who vow to change their entire laurn Emmy is newly single, and not by choice. Chasihg was this close to weisberer ring and the baby she’s wanted her whole life when her boyfriend left her for his twenty-three-year-old personal trainer – whos The bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Everyone Worth Knowing returns with the story of three best friends who vow to change their entire lives She was this close to the ring and the baby she’s wanted her whole life when her boyfriend left her for his twenty-three-year-old personal trainer – whose fees are paid by Emmy.
With her plans for the perfect white wedding in the trash, Emmy is now ordering takeout for one. Her friends insist an around-the-world sex-fueled adventure will solve all her problems – could they be right?
Leigh, a young star in the publishing business, is within striking distance of landing her dream job as senior editor and marrying her dream guy. And to top it all off, she cahsing just purchased her dream apartment. Only when Leigh begins to edit the enfant terrible of the literary world, the brilliant and brooding Jesse Chapman, weisbergee she start to notice some cracks in her perfect life Adriana is the drop-dead-gorgeous daughter of a famous supermodel.
She possesses the kind of feminine wiles made only in Brazil, and she never hesitates to use them. But she’s about to turn thirty and – as her mother keeps reminding her – she won’t have her pick of the men forever.
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Everyone knows beauty is ephemeral and there’s always someone younger and prettier right around the corner. These three very different girls have been best friends for a decade in the greatest city on earth.
As they near thirty, they’re looking toward their future Leigh watches from the sidelines, not making any promises, but she’ll soon discover she has the most to lose. Their friendship is forever, but everything else is on the table. One year to pull it off. Hardcoverpages.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Chasing Harry Winstonplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Chasing Harry Winston. Lists with This Book. Jan 07, Sarah rated it did not like it Recommends it for: So far this book is like a martini topped with mini marshmallows. I’m past the halfway point and the book is now a martini topped with marshmallows poured over a steaming pile of dog excrement.
I retract my earlier statement, as it is demeaning to the martini. Martinis are fabulous and should never be associated with dreck like this. It is, however, like marshmallow-dotted dog poopie, as it is cloyingly sweet, fluffy, and a real stinkeroo.
I a So far this book is like a martini topped with mini marshmallows.
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I am not going to mark this review as spoilerific, because I’m assuming that after the above comments chasihg one wants to read the book anyway. And if you do still plan to read this, well then, you’re an idiot and deserve to be spoiled. Adriana, Leigh, and Emmy are best friends in New York who are about to turn thirty.
Adriana is the wealthy daughter of a former wfisberger even though the term “supermodel” wasn’t really coined until the ninetieshas no job, lives in her parents’ NY penthouse apartment, and sleeps with any man who looks at her. Not because she’s insecure, mind you. She’s just that beautiful.
Leigh is a book editor with the perfect apartment and sportscaster boyfriend but she’s suffering from panic attacks and some kind of strange OCD-like symptoms. Emmy is a serial monogamist who has just broken up with her boyfriend of 5 years.
The girls decide to shake things up. Adriana pledges to settle down within a year, Emmy wants to whore it up all across the globe, and Leigh wants to do something she just doesn’t know what. The novel alternates between characters.
Adriana whines about no one taking her seriously, Leigh whines about her job and her boyfriend, and Emmy whines both about wanting to have random sex and not thinking she can go through with having random sex. The biggest problem I have with this book, beyond the basic boring insipdness of the plot, is that Weisberger doesn’t seem to know wiesberger characters.
They are not only underdeveloped but they constantly contradict themselves. Adriana is oh-so-cool that men want her and women want to be her, yet she very uncooly gushes over Salma Hayek, “Brangelina,” and, inexplicably for someone who doesn’t want children, Angelina’s son Maddox. Leigh isn’t in love with her boyfriend who later becomes her fiance but Weisberger makes a point of telling us that while she doesn’t want to have sex with him, she isn’t repulsed by his touch, either. The significance of this revelation is never explained.
She is so upset that the author is married, yet when it is revealed that he only married his wife so she could get her green card, she no longer cares that he has no plans to get a divorce. Emmy insists all over the place that she’s ready to give up her monogamous ways and slut it up with at least one man from each continent she travels for work but this isn’t really what she wants to do, nor is she very good at it. Later, one of the girls comments that Emmy has slept with every strange man she’d met over the past year, when in reality she only slept with three.
She’s also so unaware of herself that she can’t figure out why she scares off a would-be one night stand by asking him if he wants children. It would have been much more interesting if Weisberger had given a reason for these inconsistencies, such as the characters having an internal struggle over doing what they want to do and doing what everyone expects of them. I suspect this was Weisberger’s intention but she never really made it clear which version was the facade and which was the real girl, especially in Adriana’s case.
It also wasn’t very believable that these girls were best friends. When Leigh calls Emmy to tell her of her engagement, she tells Emmy flat out that she doesn’t think she’s in love with her fiance but all Emmy wants to talk about is the proposal and the ring. A real best friend would have jumped all over it and told her friend that she shouldn’t marry a man she doesn’t love. It also isn’t believable that Emmy and Adriana wouldn’t confide their problems to each other. There are also huge holes in the action.
The three girls go on vacation to Aruba, ostensibly to give Emmy the opportunity to sleep with someone, but the narrative ends just as she meets someone and jumps ahead several days, and the result of their Aruba trip is only mentioned in passing several pages later. The lengthy description of their flight to the island is utterly pointless. The ending is so contrived and predictable that one can only assume Weisberger was up against the deadline, couldn’t figure out how to end it, and just wrapped everything up without any creativity whatsoever.
I’m pretty pissed off that I paid for this book, and that I’ve contributed to its sales as it will surely be a best seller. I can only hope that people will begin to see that The Devil Wears Prada was an anomaly, and that Weisberger can’t write interesting fiction.
View all 23 comments. Jul 14, Opal rated it did not like it. I understand what it’s like to work in NYC. I could not wait for this book to come out, and even splurged and bought it before it was out in paperback.
I am on page and Weisbetger completely regretting it. The most annoying parts are the following: I cringe every time I read about him. Hearing him constantly yelling out demands and criticisms is beyond boring, and I could care less what it eats.
Who let’s their boyfriend brutally dump them, and then say, chasint, I’ll take care of your pet that I hate. If she loved it, I’d understand, but she hates it so why doesn’t she sell it or give it to a pet store so that someone can love it, give it attention and not constantly be covering it with a towel? Cbasing have been two long passages about Otis already in this book, and the jarry part was when Emmy decides to travel and dumps the bird on her friend Adriana.
The fact that the bird can shout out that Adriana is a “Fat Girl” and her actually contemplate losing weight makes me furious. You can open the book to any page and find it. Since she is Brazilian, I assume that this is Portuguese for something. Upon translating it, I found that it means “wanted” rather than what I thought, which was “Sweetie” or “honey.
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Do Brazilians use the word querida to mean something else? Otherwise, her saying, “Yes, [wanted], I’d marry you in a second,” just doesn’t make sense. I’d kill my friend if she did this.
This doesn’t even start with the fact that I can’t identify with any of the girls or why they are friends. Adriana, the only thing the novel has her ever thinking about is how beautiful she is, how people look at her, how everyone loves her, how 8 men wanted her, etc. Leigh knows she’s not in love and gets engaged anyway.
This may be understandable at 22, but she’s 29, get ahold of your emotions. Winstpn Emmy, allowed herself to be with a man for 5 years who wore her thongs and cheated on her so many times he gave her STD’s – come on.
It is just something disgusting I don’t want to read about – again, she’s 29 and I’d hope she’d be thinking of a future and realizing that this was NOT the man. I try never to give up on books, but we’ll see how much farther I can get it. View all 13 comments. Jun 22, Jaye rated it did not like it. Absoulutely one of the worst books I’ve ever read.