When Life Gives You Lululemons

Would an aspiring presidential candidate set up his wife for a crime just to get rid of her, then marry his mistress? Nah, he wouldn’t do that – or would he?

When Life Gives You Lululemons is the latest novel by Lauren Weisberger, author of the bestselling The Devil Wears Prada. Curl up with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and read this sad, yet funny book that you won’t be able to put down.

Emily Charlton has left Miranda Priestly, and launched her own hugely successful image consulting business. That business is now suffering from competition by a younger social-media-savvy consultant who is stealing her clients. Enter former supermodel, Karolina Hartwell, married to a New York senator with his eye on the presidency.

Then there is Miriam, mutual friend of Emily and Karolina. Miriam is a high-powered attorney who has decided to take time off to raise her children, and finds herself stuck in the shallow company of uber-wealthy yet competitive stay-at-home moms.

Miriam needs intellectual stimulation. Emily needs business. These three women need each other, and while Emily manages Karolina’s image, Miriam attacks her legal affairs. This very serious, yet often hilarious tale explores the frustration of professional women who take time off from work to raise their children, and the backbiting competitive environment of bored, uneducated, wives of wealthy men. You will laugh, cry, be angry, and laugh some more.

Most importantly, however, When Life Gives You Lululemons is a commentary on the double standard we Americans set for our politicians. Even though our divorce rate is above 50%, we demand a faithful, never-divorced candidate for elected leadership positions – well, until 2016 we did. Has it really gotten to the point that, in order to have a divorce approved by constituents, a candidate must collude with police, then stoop to setting up the spouse as a criminal?

What Makes This Book Reviewer Grumpy?

  • Incorrect word usage – for example, using “brought” when “took” should have been used, “spoonfuls” should be “spoonsful”, “she’s got” should be “she has”;<
  • multiple split-infinitives;
  • misplacement of the word “only” within sentences;
  • beginning sentences with conjunctions;
  • having the narrator say “exact same” – the phrase is redundant.