Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. A successful stylist and image consultant to Hollywood stars, she cut her teeth as assistant to legendary fashion editor Miranda Priestly in New York. But with Snapchatting millennials stealing her clients, Emily needs to get back in the game – and fast.
She holes up at the home of her oldest friend Miriam in the upscale suburb of Greenwich. And when Miriam’s friend, model Karolina Hartwell, is publicly dumped by her husband Graham, a senator with presidential ambitions, Emily scents the client of a lifetime.
It’s not just Karolina’s reputation that’s ruined. It’s her family. And Miriam and Emily are determined he won’t get away with it. First they’ll get Karolina’s son back. Then they’ll help her get her own back. Because the wives are mad as hell . . .
*Published in the USA as When Life Gives You Lululemons*
About the author
Lauren Weisberger is the author of The Devil Wears Prada, which spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists, and became an iconic film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Her other novels have also been bestsellers, with over 13 million copies sold worldwide. She lives in Connecticut with her family.
‘Feisty, funny and dishes up glamour and scandal in spades. Just what I want for my poolside read’, Adele Parks, Glamour
‘The Devil Wears Prada’s Emily gets the spin-off she deserves’ Cosmopolitan
‘Bliss’ Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail
‘An undeniably fun, escapist page-turner’ Sunday Times Culture
‘Fast-paced, funny, and gossipy . . . the must-have accessory for your beach bag’ Popsugar
‘If you ever wondered what happened to the Miranda Priestly’s assistant from the “Devil Wears Prada,” you’ll love this amazing novel’ Washington Post
‘Lauren Weisberger has the sharpest, wittiest eye…I love her books’ Jenny Colgan, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Endless Beach
‘I thoroughly enjoyed this. Real Housewives meets The Good Wife’ Margaret Madden, Sunday Independent
‘Hilariously skewers affluent suburbia…such a witty, well-observed world’ Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Sunshine Sisters
‘Her best since The Devil Wears Prada’ Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed and All We Ever Wanted
‘The Wives is very very funny . . . You couldn’t ask for a better beach read’ Belfast Telegraph
‘Female solidarity is at the heart of this delicious page-turner. Entertaining, sexy and laugh out loud funny’ Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen, New York Times bestselling authors of The Wife Between Us
‘Wildly entertaining’ Evening Standard
‘Fierce . . . Themes of friendship, motherhood and empowerment give this book its beating heart, but the brilliant characters kept us reading’ Heat
‘Expect gossip, glamour and lashings of female solidarity’ Metro
‘Hugely entertaining…add laughs to all the warm-and-fuzzy female solidarity and it makes for a pretty great time’ TIME
‘Juicy and delicious’ Kirkus Reviews
‘A fun, light read that would be perfect for laying out by the pool or on the beach’ BookRiot