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#Giveaway Review THE KNOCKOFF by Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza @lucy_sykes @jopiazza @doubledaypub

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#Giveaway Review THE KNOCKOFF by Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza @lucy_sykes @jopiazza @doubledaypubThe Knockoff by Jo Piazza, Lucy Sykes
ISBN: 9780385539586
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on 2015-05-19
Genres: Contemporary Women, Fiction, Humorous
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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four-half-stars

An outrageously stylish, wickedly funny novel of fashion in the digital age, The Knockoff is the story of Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, who finds her twentysomething former assistant Eve Morton plotting to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and reduce the magazine, famous for its lavish 768-page September issue, into an app.

When Imogen returns to work at Glossy after six months away, she can barely recognize her own magazine. Eve, fresh out of Harvard Business School, has fired “the gray hairs,” put the managing editor in a supply closet, stopped using the landlines, and hired a bevy of manicured and questionably attired underlings who text and tweet their way through meetings. Imogen, darling of the fashion world, may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she can’t tell Facebook from Foursquare and once got her iPhone stuck in Japanese for two days. Under Eve’s reign, Glossy is rapidly becoming a digital sweatshop—hackathons rage all night, girls who sleep get fired, and “fun” means mandatory, company-wide coordinated dances to Beyoncé. Wildly out of her depth, Imogen faces a choice—pack up her Smythson notebooks and quit, or channel her inner geek and take on Eve to save both the magazine and her career. A glittering, uproarious, sharply drawn story filled with thinly veiled fashion personalities, The Knockoff is an insider’s look at the ever-changing world of fashion and a fabulous romp for our Internet-addicted age

MY THOUGHTS

What a way to kick off the summer read-a-thon!

Imogen is old-school, and like many of us, feel that Facebook can’t replace a face-to-face. When she returns from a six month leave, she finds her tech-savvy assistant, Eve, at her desk and in charge, she realizes that she must either fight or flight.  Eve now has control of the glossy magazine and has changed it into an app.  Yes, the younger audience is eating it up, but Imogen realizes that a huge portion in left behind.  This is what The Devil Wore Prada is all about, girls! Fun and backstabbing with lots of fashion.  YES!

I know Eve, have met many incarnations of her and still don’t like her, but like an accident, you can’t look away.  You want to see if she will truly ever get a clue that life doesn’t revolve around selfies, hastags and social interactions on line or that her Harvard business degree didn’t buy you common sense.  Imogen is the patient one, she knows she still has a lot left in her and can easily learn what she needs to adapt to new situations.  I am probably seeing this story from Imogen’s point of view, since I am, um, older.  But, it is hard to belive that she hasn’t never been involved with social media at all.

I can’t wait for this book to become a movie.  The clothes, the locations, the mess will be fun to behold.  I am just afraid that it has now been done before.  Please let this be the first book of many more from these authors.  I adore a good, fun read like this.

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Comments

  1. says

    i have a lot of books on my list, but I want to catch up on Stephanie Lauren’s Cynster books. I haven’t read them since oh, book 16 or 17 so I have a lot to read!

  2. says

    I have an entire want to read list I have been neglecting lately so I have tons on my list. I have been trying to read The Cure but just been busy.

  3. BookLady says

    Some books on my summer reading list include The Shadows by J.R. Ward, Born of Defiance by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Pirate’s Alley by Suzanne Johnson.

  4. Nancy Jones says

    I have quite a few books on my list. Born of Defiance, Burned, Earthbound to name a few.

  5. Linda Kish says

    Next up is Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger (I love that title)

  6. tracee says

    This summer, I would like to read Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. I enjoyed Slaughterhouse 5, but hadn’t gotten around to reading anything else that he wrote.

  7. Patricia says

    I’ve got these (and a whole bunch more) on my summer to-read list: The Blazing World, by Siri Hustvedt, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, by Ann Patchett, A Fine Romance, by Candice Bergen, and Bad Boy, by Eric Fischl

  8. Anita Yancey says

    On my list is Burn by James Patterson, and anything by Janet Evanovich. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  9. Rita Wray says

    I have a big list including Girl of Mine by Taylor Dean and Ten Beach Road by Wendy Wax.

  10. Cindy C. says

    My summer reading list is enormous. One of the series I’m eager to read is the Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts. 🙂

  11. BookAttict says

    Fearless by James Elloitt, Magic Shift by Ilona Andrews and Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn.