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Because She Can Hardcover – Bargain Price, February 5, 2007
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Because She Can certainly sets itself apart among the recently repopularized "boss is evil" genre, but this novel is not about glorifying the cruelty of an employer so much as it is about the strength, intelligence, and internal resilience of a woman able to capitalize on any opportunity presented to her--no matter how overwhelming.Read more ›
In this story, Claire Truman is an assistant editor in New York City looking to jump-start her career. When her new boyfriend, the oh-so-perfect Randall Cox, lands Claire a meeting with hot-shot publisher Vivian Grant, it seems like a dream come true. Before she can bat an eyelash, Claire has a new job and a huge salary at Vivian's publishing company. Unfortunately, it soon becomes very obvious that this new job isn't all it's cracked up to be. Vivian is much more then a terrible boss: She's a full-fledged psychopath, and she makes Miranda Priestly from "The Devil Wears Prada" look like an angel in comparison! Claire is determined to stick it through and remain with the company for at least a year (sound familiar, "Prada" fans?). Eventually, though, Claire's job takes a major toll on her physical and emotional health. She's at the office almost 24 hours a day, neglects her relationships with her mother and best friend, and is lucky to see Randall (who is also super-busy with work) a few hours per week. Predictably, Claire finally decides that she needs to make some major changes in her personal and professional life in order to be truly happy.
Believe it or not, I enjoyed reading this book. Clark is a good writer, and the story is humorous and fun. However, I was incredibly disappointed at what an obvious "Prada" rip-off it is. Everything about "Because She Can" was completely predictable, and I felt like I'd read the entire book before...probably because I practically have, except for the fact that Lauren Weisberger's name was on the cover!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved it all. Such a fun read from start to finish. Author is funny, witty, clever and creative. Cant wait for more.Published on January 2, 2014 by Carrie McPadden
I tend to read heavier types of books - non-fiction and historical fiction so I try to alternative genres to read something lighter in between heavier books. Read morePublished on October 17, 2010 by Joanna
This has to be one of the WORST books I've ever read! I was swayed to buy it because of the 'quoted' praise by some reputable sources--now I'm wondering what those reviewers had... Read morePublished on July 21, 2010 by June Byrd
This was a quick and enjoyable vacation read. I enjoy the chick lit genre and it's a joy to find good writing as well as a fun story. Read morePublished on February 20, 2010 by Laura E. Boggs
Well, I haven't read The Devil Wears Prada but after the reviews for Because She Can, I think I will read that next. Because she can is an enjoyable book and easy to read. Read morePublished on November 20, 2009 by A. P. Navarre
I feel like taking a handful of asprin after making it 3/4 of the way through this book. I love all of the thinly veiled attack the ex boss tell alls..devil wears prada.. Read morePublished on July 20, 2009 by B. Martin
Bridie Clark provides us with an inside look at the world of publishing from an editor's point of view. Read morePublished on November 26, 2008 by Tenaya Jacob (Bolin-Devore)
I read this book on a recommendation, and enjoyed it (though not as much as I had hoped to before reading). Read morePublished on September 10, 2008 by C. Quinn