Lauren Weisberger burst into literary stardom with her bestselling look at the fashion-magazine world, The Devil Wears Prada. For her next act, the author turned her gimlet eye on another facet of the industry that manufactures celebrity and glamour: the racy realm of PR.
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New York, New York
Date of Birth:
March 28, 1977
Place of Birth:
B.A. in English, Cornell University, 1999
|Everyone Worth Knowing|
After skewering diabolical fashion editors with her hilariously knowledgeable The Devil Wears Prada, Weisberger's latest takes us behind the velvet rope and into the exclusive -- and perilous -- world of manufactured glamour produced by "event planners." As heroine Bette Robinson dives into her new, celebrity-centric identity, she finds herself wondering where the line is between real life and fantasy.
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|In the Jeans|
|"My obsession with jeans is bordering on the unhealthy, especially my ability to justify how many pairs I currently own or 'need,'" Weisberger admits in our interview. "With very, very few exceptions (black-tie weddings being the only one that comes to mind), I wear jeans everywhere, for all occasions. I’m both proud and embarrassed to admit that I can identify brand and fit from a distance of six city blocks."|
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|The Devil Wears Prada|
Weisberger's humously catty, controversial debut novel was a runaway bestseller. A delightfully dishy read, it's the tale of the all-time most impossible boss in the history of impossible bosses -- allegedly inspired by the author's stint as an assistant at Vogue magazine.
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"This is one of those books that reads much more like a novel than what it is: a reportorial account of extreme urban poverty that left me reeling," Weisberger notes of one of her favorite recent reads, Random Family. Check out our interview to learn more about her best-loved books, including:
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