Emmy is newly single, and not by choice. She was this close to the ring and the baby she's wanted her whole life when her boyfriend left her for his twenty-three-year-old personal trainer -- whose fees are paid by Emmy. With her plans for the perfect white wedding in the trash, Emmy is now ordering takeout for one. Her friends insist an around-the-world sex-fueled adventure will solve all her problems -- could they be right?
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Yes, Weisberger is a Cornell alumna, so I feel terrible about trashing her work. But let that go to show just how unfortunate the book is, because I am going to trash it anyway.
I bet you guessed it — Manhattan. And guess what they spend all their time moping about? In fact, the only difference between Chasing Harry Winston and Sex and the City is that the women are in their lates instead of mids, and there are three instead of four of them. Gorgeous Adriana is obsessed with sex and prefers it to real relationships. Emmy is easily heartbroken and pre-occupied with marriage. Leigh is work-driven and has not figured out what she wants in life. The plot begins with a pact made by Adriana and Emmy: Adriana will be in a monogamous relationship for a year, and Emmy will sleep with as many men as she can while traveling.
Leigh somehow gets away without making any deal. However, her increasing discontentment with a seemingly perfect boyfriend eventually culminates in the displacement of her passion for her job by a passion for the sexy writer she is assigned to edit. Enter boredom. Emmy is stereotypically obsessed with getting married before her biological clock ticks out. I found myself momentarily thrilled for her when, after her ex-boyfriend asks her to come back, she gasp! Then she finds the new love of her life on her travels, surely female empowerment at its best.
Unlike her predecessors, however, Adriana never experiences growth. This is not to say that Chasing Harry Winston is not entertaining. I embarrassingly could give you a list of books in the chick lit category that are much more worthy of your time.
CHASING HARRY WINSTON
Yes, Weisberger is a Cornell alumna, so I feel terrible about trashing her work. But let that go to show just how unfortunate the book is, because I am going to trash it anyway. I bet you guessed it — Manhattan. And guess what they spend all their time moping about? In fact, the only difference between Chasing Harry Winston and Sex and the City is that the women are in their lates instead of mids, and there are three instead of four of them. Gorgeous Adriana is obsessed with sex and prefers it to real relationships.
Chasing Harry Winston
The Devil Wears Prada author Weisberger delivers a hilarious, silly and entirely predictable chick lit romp. Book editor Leigh, chef Emmy and wealthy Adriana make a pact to change their disappointing lives within a year. Emmy vows to find the father of her future babies, and Latin temptress Adriana decides to settle on just one of her rich suitors. But Leigh is uncertain about what changes to make; she's lived in the shadow of her legendary literary father and accomplished boyfriend so long, Leigh barely recognizes what makes her happy.
Search: Title Author Article. Rate this book. The bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Everyone Worth Knowing is back with a delicious new novel about a trio of best friends in Manhattan who agree to change their lives in the most personal and dramatic way possible -- and within one calendar year. Click to the right or left of the sample to turn the page. If no book jacket appears in a few seconds, then we don't have an excerpt of this book or your browser is unable to display it.