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Book Review: Everyone Worth Knowing - Lauren Weisburger
on 7 July 2012
I preferred this book to The Devil Wears Prada. Probably because I had seen the film first before reading the book and unusually preferring the film version. Although this book is very much chick-lit genre, it does take a poke at the PR and gossip magazine/tabloid newspaper industry. Although I quite liked Bette (the central character), I did find her a bit spineless. There was plenty to keep the reader interested, the poor neglected BF who had eyes for the biggest loser ever! The totally unsuitable 'boyfriend', nasty, conniving ex-college hanger-on and the backstabbing, jealous colleague. Bette's parents were a written as a cliché of sixties, hippie-style, vegetarian campaigners completely kitted out in hand knits and sandals with long hair. Completed with the obligatory gay Uncle who happens to be a newspaper columnist. Even if Weisburger's depiction is all a bit clichéd, it's a fun, quick read for the plane or holiday.