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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (686 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bridie Clark Narrator: Mary Birdson Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Claire Truman has spent six years at a top publishing house patiently waiting to be promoted to editor and stretching her ridiculously small salary as far as it will go. But her life is about to miraculously change. Fresh from an ugly breakup, she is dragged by her best friend to an art gallery opening where she bumps into the man she lusted after all through college: Randall Cox, a man with friends in high places.

When the top editor at a rival publishing house calls her the next morning, Claire suddenly finds herself with a new job worth three times her old salary. Unfortunately, her new boss, Vivian Grant, is even worse than the industry gossip has led her to believe. From middle-of-the-night phone calls and impossible demands to ridiculous hours and over-the-top tantrums, Vivian piles on the work … and the abuse. Now, as Claire’s new job demands more and more of her time and her soul, will Randall Cox remain her Prince Charming?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mary Birdsong…spawns a comically horrific incarnation of boss-from-hell Vivian Grant, who steamrollers over assistants, editors, agents, authors, and even corporate executives…She maintains a pit-perfect command of female banter…Listeners in the mood for some hearty laughs at the expense of a deliciously devilish workplace villain should find themselves thoroughly entertained.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Clark…nails the dark side of the vulgar, spiteful boss archetype…Those in the Page Six and Lloyd Grove set will appreciate this devilish read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Mary Birdsong is the perfect narrator for this comic romp…Can’t help but delight anyone who’s ever fantasized about working in New York or brushed up against social climbers.”


  • “Devilishly funny…This entertaining novel rises above…on the strength of its humor—Vivian’s vitriolic tantrums are laugh-out-loud funny.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Azita | 2/20/2014

    " 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 by Mika Cory | 1/24/2014

    " Mirip2 devil wears prada, tp ini di bidang editor dan publisher buku. Kyny bagus dijadikan film. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brenda Westbrook | 1/22/2014

    " 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 by Aline | 1/21/2014

    " Predictable plot in the mold of The Devil Wears Prada, albeit set in the publishing world. Ending could have offered more of a resolution. But it was a fun and quick read. "

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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.