Review of “When Life Gives You Lululemons”


I enjoyed this book!  Emily, a character from Weisberger’s previous novel, The Devil Wears Prada, is the main character in this novel and is simply a “hoot”!  She descends upon the snobby, suburban housewives of Greenwich, CT like the stylish dragon that she is and helps to fix a pesky DUI issue and custody battle of Carolina, a former, loveable supermodel wife.  The main reason Emily is on the east coast, and especially in a suburb (gasp!), is for her to visit her best friend, Miriam, a former power-lawyer now turned housewife.

This is a witty novel that is written in such a way that I felt I was living in Greenwich, Connecticut vicariously through Miriam and Emily.  The relationships seemed truly real for middle aged women, whether housewives or corporate women. I do feel that there was a tad too much emphasis on infidelity , and that there were a bit too many stereotypical observations of the typical Greenwich mom.  It would have been more refreshing if one of the housewife mom had a fun and intelligent personality rather than being one of many waspy-wealthy snobs.

All in all, it’s a fun read, but don’t look for any soul-searching thoughts!


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