Friday, October 9, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: The Knockoff

By Melissa Patafio

The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza is one of the greatest books I've read in a while. Some have compared it to The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger, and while it does have a similar "feel" to it, the story holds its own.

As the editor of Glossy magazine, Imogen Tate is grappling with the fact that as she is getting older and becoming somewhat of a "dinosaur" in the magazine world, the new generation is younger, hipper, and more technologically advanced. How can she compete?

This book takes us through the trials and tribulations of being an aging woman in the fashion world, the pros and cons of maternity leave, the stress of being a working mother, and mostly the feeling of being 'left behind' in the workplace.

I supremely enjoyed this book and not because I'm a working mother trying to juggle it all (I'm not), but because I'm a woman in an industry made up mostly of men, a "boys club" if you will. For anyone that has felt their head hit the glass ceiling and has been afraid that their gender may hinder their success, this is definitely a story you can relate to. If you haven't felt any of those things, you will still love the writing and the story and be able to connect with many of the characters. I would recommend The Knockoff to anyone that enjoys a story that has wit, emotion, and realistic scenarios and characters. I laughed a lot when reading it and I also felt Imogen's fears and anxiety.

If you haven't yet read this story, you might want to move it to the top of your list...I couldn't put it down!

Thanks to Doubleday for the book in exchange for an honest review. They have TWO copies for some lucky US readers!

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17 comments:

susieqlaw said...

Cosmopolitan UK A

Janine said...

I felt out of place at most jobs. My favorite magazines are Hawaii, In Style and Modern Cat.

Bonnie Franks said...

I felt out of place at many jobs. And other places.

Suburban prep said...

I have Real Simple as my favorite magazine

traveler said...

My favorite magazine is Travel and Leisure magazine.

Holly said...

Vanity Fair.

Linda Kish said...

My favorite magazine is Health.

Grandma Cootie said...

Cook's Country

Jennifer said...

I love all travel magazines! :)

Anita Yancey said...

My favorite magazine is Shape.

Suzy said...

My favorite magazine is Entertainment Weekly. I have been a subscriber since the beginning...25 years now.

Suzy

jpetroroy said...

EW

bn100 said...

no fav mag

Hailey Fish said...

People Magazine! Especially when it's the Sexiest Man Issue and the Most Beautiful Woman. I would love to be able to cast the vote of who gets which one! :) Or to be the photographer! :)

Patricia said...

I love the Real Simple subscription I got as a gift.

Meredith said...

I worked at a company where the employees were encouraged to only wear black and white. As someone who loves bright colors, I stood out. I only lasted 3 months :)

Anonymous said...

I love to read People Magazine & Coastal Living, thanks for this awesome chance. Linda May