My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4 limoncello* stars to When Life Gives You Lululemons! 🍋 🍋 🍋 🍋
*Limoncello has little to do with this book, but I happen to love limoncello and all things lemon-based!
Enter Emily Charlton, a character from The Devil Wars Prada, and former first assistant to the Miranda Priestly. A successful image consultant in her own right, and set in perfectly coifed Greenwich, Connecticut, everyone is talking about the new neighbor, Emily.
However, Emily feels out of place in the ‘burbs. She’s a Hollywood kind of gal, and since her business has taken a hit of late, she needs new opportunities asap.
And now enter, Karolina Hartwell, the former face of L’Oreal on whom Emily has her sights set. Well, her sights and her hopeful bank account. Karolina has gotten into some trouble, and she needs Emily to bury it.
Add Miriam, a former prestigious lawyer from NYC, now turned stay-at-home mom, to form this triumvirate, and they join forces in figuring out how to survive in the suburbs.
This all may sound like campy thus far, but I have to mention there were some deeper issues at play here. Nothing is as it seems in Greenwich. Emily is a strong woman and a force. It’s fun to watch her do her thing.
When Life Gives You Lululemons is a smart look at women coming together when times are tough and building each other up. The snark and humor was as delicious as the limoncello I’m still craving!
Thank you to Lauren Weisberger, Simon & Schuster, and Edelweiss for the ARC. When Life Gives You Lululemons will be available on June 5, 2018.
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Weisberger returns with a novel starring one of her favorite characters from The Devil Wears Prada—Emily Charlton, first assistant to Miranda Priestly, now a highly successful image consultant who’s just landed the client of a lifetime.
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. With her signature biting style, Lauren Weisberger offers a dazzling look into another sexy, over-the-top world, where nothing is as it appears.