Revenge Wears Prada (abridged)
Eight years after quitting the "dream" job of working for Miranda Priestly at Runway Magazine—a dream that turned out to be a nightmare—Andrea Sachs should be on the top of the world. She's calling the shots—writing and reporting to her heart's content, running her own wildly successful high fashion bridal magazine called The Plunge with co-founder (and ex-Miranda assistant) Emily Charlton. And most importantly, it's the eve of Andy's wedding day to the scion of a storied media family, Max Harrison. The Harrison family's social circle means that the guest list for Andy and Max's wedding is filled with the types of bold faced names that have made The Plunge fly off the newsstands. But that's just happy coincidence -- the truth is, even though Andy first met him as an investor in The Plunge, she is madly in love with her fiancé and can't wait to walk down the aisle...But the night before her wedding, Andy can't sleep. As happy as she is—as happy as she should be—she has a major problem and that problem's name is Miranda Priestly. Andy is still unhealthily haunted by her days at Runway and by the specter of former boss. Some of it has to do with survivor syndrome: working with Emily, who was fired within a year of Andy's departure, means they are never far from that ugly past. The girls often have to coach one another through their own neurotic fears and traumatizing memories. But some of it is self-inflicted. From the start, Andy and Emily have felt entitled to use their rolodex of contacts—Miranda's contacts—from Runway as they make their way in the magazine world. And that world is a small one. As The Plunge succeeds, Andy and Emily realize they will invariably be placed in proximity to their former tormentor at industry functions, award ceremonies...even weddings. Still, they can hardly anticipate that their nightmare memories and waking fears will soon take on a horrifying reality when they receive a call that Runway is interested in purchasing The Plunge.Karma's a bitch. And Andy and Emily's efforts to build a bright new life have led them directly to the one they fled—and into the path of the Devil herself.