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3.19 out of 53.19 out of 53.19 out of 53.19 out of 53.19 out of 5 3.19 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bridie Clark Narrator: Lynde Houck Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN: 9781415937273
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An irresistible, wickedly funny debut that pulls back the curtain on the book publishing industry…starring a villainess you won’t soon forget.

Life is really looking up for Claire Truman. In a New York minute, she lands a plum job at a top publishing house, catapulting her out of editorial assistant status and tripling her salary. In the same stroke of good luck, Claire goes from loser magnet to girlfriend of her decade-long crush: the fabulously successful and gorgeous Randall Cox (who’s a nice guy, to boot). The perfect guy, the perfect job…it seems like Claire’s dreams are all falling neatly into place.

Enter reality. It doesn’t take long before Claire realizes she’s working for the publishing world’s most ruthless tyrant: the outrageously abusive Vivian Grant, a woman who churns out New York Times bestsellers with nearly the same frequency as she sends traumatized assistants flying out of her office in tears. Soon Claire is in staff meetings that feel more like war zones, at a book party thrown at a strip club, and watching Vivian run her employees into the ground and into therapy.

As Claire’s job steals more and more of her time and soul, her relationship with Randall begins to feel the strain. It doesn’t help that Claire’s been spending overtime with Luke Mayville, a handsome, brilliant novelist whose career she’s helping to launch.

With her love life at a crossroads and her work life driving her crazy, Claire can’t help wondering if her future will have a happy ending. Her career may be on the fast track, but does she like where it’s taking her…and who she might turn into?

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancye | 6/19/2011

    " Read for E's thesis project on chick lit. Light and fun. Beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 5/11/2011

    " Innocent girl in publishing company has CRAZY boss from hell!!!! Reminded me of Devil wears Prada. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Zhana | 4/1/2011

    " It's an easy to read book. I didn't love it but it was interesting. The main character - Clair, was weak in my opinion. The thing I like the most about this book is that every chapter is a title of a book which I think is very original. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yannick | 1/2/2011

    " Definitely worth re-reading again and again and again "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gretchen | 12/3/2010

    " Chick lit set in Manhattan--my favorite! Kind of a "The Devil Wears Prada" set in the publishing world. Not as satisfying as "devil" but still fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kourtney | 12/2/2010

    " This book is a Devil Wears Prada knockoff, down to the evil boss and the main character who wants to stick it out for one year. I still enjoyed the story and look forward to reading her other stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Azita | 9/18/2010

    " Because She Can is about a 20-something women who works for a horrific boss in publishing. This book was o.k. I like the "Overnight Socialite" also by Birdie Clark a lot more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 8/9/2010

    " Quick, easy read that was fun TO read and was edited nicely. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kmcclanathan | 5/24/2010

    " Funny, quick read about a boss who is an utter B*tch "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patricia | 4/14/2010

    " This book was just too harsh for me and there seemed to be a lot of swearing. I gave it up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 F Tessa | 3/30/2010

    " Only okay chick lit. Formulaic. Needs editing. A poor relation to "The Devil Wears Prada." "

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About the Author
Author Bridie Clark

Bridie Clark was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of Harvard College and has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, New York magazine, Quest, and Elegant Bride. Her first novel, Because She Can, was published in nineteen countries and featured in publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, and Glamour. Her other works include The Overnight Socialite and The Gawker Guide to Conquering All Media. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

About the Narrator

Lynde Houck is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator.