The Knockoff - Book Review

For my 17th book in 24 books in 2017, I read The Knockoff.
(I'm going to do these book reviews a little different now.  I feel that because by the time I actually write up the review I've usually read at least one more book, I can't do a proper review. I'm going to post the Amazon summary and then my thoughts on the book from here on out.)



The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
Paperback: 352 pages  Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (May 3, 2016)

Amazon summary:

As editor in chief of Glossy magazine, Imogen Tate is queen of the fashion world … until Eve, her conniving twenty-something former assistant, returns from business school with plans to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and re-launch Glossy as an app.

Suddenly, the Louboutin is on the other foot; Imogen may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she doesn’t know Facebook from Foursquare and once got her phone stuck in Japanese for three days. But Imogen will do anything to reclaim her kingdom—even if it means channeling her inner millennial and going head to head with a social-media monster.



I personally really enjoyed this book. I cringed a lot. I get the social media importance in today's society but I also know what it's like to not be great with technology. My kids teach me something new on my computer or iPad on the regular.

This book truly reminded me of The Devil Wears Prada but in reverse. The new, young, used to be assistant was a monster who was determined to through out all the "dinosaurs" in the company. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes fashion (as I tend to love) and someone looking for a light fun summer read.


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