When Life Gives You Lululemons

When Life Gives You Lululemons

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"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."-- Provided by publisher.
Emily Charlton, former assistant to Miranda Priestly, is now an image consultant in Hollywood, but recently she's lost a few clients. She lands Karolina Hartwell, the client of a lifetime: a mega-supermodel and the wife of the newly elected senator from New York, Graham, who also has his eye on the presidency. Then Karolina is arrested for a DUI-- with a Suburban full of other people's children. Emily and Karolina work with their mutual friend, former lawyer turned Greenwich stay-at-home-mom Miriam. Together, they navigate the social land mines of America's favorite suburb on steroids, revealing the truths-- and the lies-- that simmer just below the glittering surface.
Publisher: New York :, Simon & Schuster,, [2018]
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781476778440
Branch Call Number: FICTION Weisberger 2018
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 26, 2019

There were some quirky, funny moments. But overall, a waste of my time and I felt like I lost some brain cells along the way. In my opinion, it was very shallow and the story was flat.

Feb 22, 2019

A great beach read. quick, fun and has some good humor to it.

Dec 27, 2018

Good easy read, I enjoyed it.

Oct 22, 2018

People magazine on steroids. No redeeming value.

Oct 15, 2018

Shallow, materialistic, yes..but fun too.

Martha C Benner
Sep 19, 2018

Fast fun read. I read it in two days and enjoyed it very much.

ArapahoeAlice Aug 23, 2018

Three women, three marriages, three very different personalities. It's a very funny satire about the lives of the rich and famous, and I enjoyed every minute.

The plot focuses on former model Karolina Hartwell, wife of a U. S. Senator, who is arrested for drunk driving in ritzy Greenwich, Connecticut, with her stepson and several of his friends in the car. News of her arrest immediately goes viral and Karolina is scorned everywhere she goes.

Karolina turns to her best friend, Miriam, a high-powered New York attorney who has chosen to quit working and be a stay-at-home mom in Greenwich. Miriam can handle the legal ramifications of the DUI, but she doesn't know how to help Karolina's ruined public image.

To help Karolina, Miriam calls on her old friend, Emily Charlton, former assistant to Miranda Priestly, and now an image consultant to the stars. For me, Emily made the book. She has no patience for the suburban Greenwich wives who have spurned Karolina and is irreverent at every turn. She is in-your-face funny and sees truth as irrelevant; image is everything, and she is an expert at manipulating public opinion.

Aug 20, 2018

Completely stupid book about ridiculously wealthy people who manipulate everyone around them. This is equivalent to any of the "Real Wives of..." garbage. Don't waste your time with this one,

Aug 10, 2018

Loved this book. Read it in one night.

Jul 29, 2018

Quick and fun read. Interesting story that keeps you hooked until the end. Love returning to the Devil Wears Prada characters!

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