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June 23, 2013

Return of Prada: 10 years later, Andy Sachs is back


Yep, The Plunge was good. It was Andy’s “baby,” and it made her happy. Everybody loved that magazine: including Elias-Clark, the firm that wanted to acquire it; the firm that also owned Runway.

Runway, with Miranda Priestly at the helm …

Oh my, there’s a lot going on in “Revenge Wears Prada.” And you’re going to love every single page of it.

It’s always nice to reconnect with old friends, especially when they’re as sweet and smart as Andy Sachs. Author Lauren Weisberger let her character mature since 2003's "The Devil Wears Prada," but she otherwise hasn’t altered those aspects of Andy’s personality. Even though it’s been 10 years since we first met her, Andy’s just as endearing as she was in Weisberger’s first book.

What’s different here is that Miranda Priestly is even more evil. Honestly, there’s one passage in this book that made my skin crawl. It’s deliciously scary, like almost out of a horror novel, and that couldn’t be more perfect.

I really don’t think you need to have read Weisberger’s first novel to understand this one; it might help, but you can get a sense of what happened pretty much anywhere. I can tell you this, though: Whether you’re new to this story, or you’re an old fan from way-back, once you start reading “Revenge Wears Prada,” you won’t be able to quit.

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