Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger

I love Lauren Weisberger's stuff. I read The Devil Wears Prada (before I ever knew it was going to be a movie) and Everyone Worth Knowing and really enjoyed those so it was a no brainer picking this one up. Plus who wouldn't be drawn to that cover. I'm telling you, a cover alone can make or break a book for me.

Chasing Harry Winston is the story a three single girls (and BFFs) living in New York City. At first I kept getting the characters mixed up but by the end I think Emmy, Leah, and Adriana were pretty well developed characters. You have the model looking girl living off her parents and seducing men all around the city, the miss perfect with the perfect boyfriend and job who is just a tad neurotic and particular about things, and then the girl who is a serial monogamist who finds herself single because her long-time boyfriend ran off with the Barbie personal trainer that she got for him.

One day at lunch the three make a pact or bet (well two of them technically) to completely make over their lives and do a complete 180. The serial monogamist will go on Tour de Whore and more than double the number of men she has slept with and the seductress will finally try to settle down with an actual boyfriend. Miss Perfect stays out of the bet, but deep down knows there are things that need to change in her life too. This story follows them over the course of that year of change and each one is living a dramatically different life at the end.

There are lots of great topics single girls face in real life throughout the book. I think it gave a pretty accurate portrayal of what single girls in their late twenties may think about or feel sometimes.

It's a great light read for the summer.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

For more on Lauren Weisberger, check out her website.


Carolyn said...

i bought this on CD and listened to it during a long drive. loved it! it's adorable and i agree, very relatable for 20-somethings

Aritza, Goddess of .. said...

It's on my nightstand .. I too have read the others and liked them.. I have to get around to reading this one soon :)
Yeah, the cover of a book is really what draws me to it, too !

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