When Life Gives You Lululemons

Lauren Weisberger. Simon & Schuster, $26.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-4767-7844-0
Weisberger casts a gimlet eye on affluent suburbia in her latest A Devil Wears Prada novel, featuring former Runway magazine assistant Emily Charlton, now an image consultant whose career is on a downslide. Thanks to her summer camp friend Miriam (a high-powered Manhattan lawyer turned stay-at-home mom in Greenwich, Conn.), Emily is connected to a new neighbor, former fashion model Karolina Hartwell, whose husband is a senator entertaining a presidential bid. Karolina has been all over the tabloids for a DUI while her stepson and some of his friends were in her car. The charge is suspect because she wasn’t drunk and even begged for a Breathalyzer test she was never given. Weisberger spotlights marital fidelity as Karolina’s husband is all over the society pages accompanied by the president’s glamorous daughter, who could further his career; Miriam likewise suspects her own husband is cheating. Throughout, Weisberger gleefully lampoons a world where buff moms decked out in athleisure wear obsess over child birthday party one-upmanship and “vaginal rejuvenation” surgery. A cameo from the imperious and memorable Runway fashion mag boss Miranda Priestly adds extra spice to this page-turning beach read. It’s a treat for Weisberger’s fans. (June)
Reviewed on: 07/09/2018
Release date: 06/05/2018
Genre: Fiction
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