Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Book Review - The Knockoff

by: Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

I absolutely fell for Imogen Tate. I'm not a person who is into fashion, but the feeling of being overwhelmed, of being left behind can be universal...especially with women. She had a beloved assistant, Eve, who left to go to Harvard Business School. When Imogen returns from fighting breast cancer, she finds Eve has returned and that absolutely everything about her beloved magazine has changed. Everything is online, there is no longer going to be a print version, and Eve undermines every single decision that Imogen tries to make.

Here's what I love about Imogen: she's a career woman who prioritizes her family. Yes, she has a nanny, but that nanny is also one of her best friends. She treats everyone kindly, and gives the benefit of the doubt, at least until she can't. She doesn't give up. Glossy is her baby, she loves her job and she loves that magazine. She is willing to fight for it. I am amazed at how she puts aside her feelings of being overwhelmed by technology and embraces it with the help of all her friends.

Here's what I love about Eve: nothing, that woman is horrible. I can't give away too many details, but clearly she is trying to force Imogen out. She is the worst kind of entitled crap, and she is impossibly rude because of it. I hate her, and that's really all I can say. I would go on and on, but no, I have to stop before I ruin everything.

It's a far richer story than I initially gave it credit for. It isn't another shallow fashion diva story. It's like tiramisu when you were just expecting white cake. Surprise!

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