by Bridie Clark
Why does Vivian Grant publish the sleaziest books you could ever imagine? Because she can. Why does she scare all of her assistants into quitting within 2 weeks? Because she can. Why does she intimidate all of her editors into working far harder and longer than they should? Because she can.
This is the thinly veiled tell-all about Judith Regan, and after I read something about Ms. Regan, I have to say, this isn't very thinly veiled at all. No matter. This is a great tale about the fearless, ruthless, selfish, bully of a boss that would be any normal person's nightmare. In this case, she's the boss of innocent Claire Truman, a girl who just wants to get ahead.
If you liked The Devil Wears Prada or The Nanny Diaries, you'll love this novel. It's fast, it's snappy, and the Vivian rants/tantrums are quite entertaining. This is a great read for the beach or the train ride to work.