‘The Devil Wears Prada’ by Lauren Weisberger
The Devil Wears Prada (2003) by American author Lauren Weisberger eatures a young woman working as the personal assistant of an influential editor of a fashion magazine. The young woman strives to keep up with her boss’s exhausting schedule, humiliating attitude, and demeaning needs. The Devil Wears Prada was made into a successful 2006 drama featuring Anne Hathaway as the assistant and Meryl Streep as the editor of the fashion magazine. The film grossed $326 MM at the box office.
‘Eat, Pray, Love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat, Pray, Love (2006) is a memoir by American author Elizabeth Gilbert who chronicles her trips to Italy, India, and Indonesia in search of meaning, purpose, pleasure, and balance. Eat, Pray, Love was made into a successful 2010 romantic comedy / drama film featuring Julia Roberts as Elizabeth Gilbert and Javier Bardem as Brazilian businessman with whom Gilbert falls in love with in Bali at the end of the movie.
‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ by Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones’s Diary (1996) is a novel written in the form of a personal diary by English novelist Helen Fielding. Bridget Jones is a thirty-something single working woman living in London who is fixated with love life and her struggles with her weight, her over-indulgence in alcohol and cigarettes, and her profession. When her boss starts flirting with her, she plunges straight in and begins an affair with him. She also keeps coming across her “true love” Mark Darcy, a shy, diffident barrister who has known her since she was young. Bridget Jones’s Diary was made into a successful 2001 English romantic comedy film that stars Renee Zellweger as Bridget, Hugh Grant as the her boss, and Colin Firth as Bridget’s “true love.”
‘Parfumerie’ by Miklos Laszlo (Movie: ‘You’ve Got Mail’)
Illatszertar, also known as Parfumerie, is a play by Hungary-born American playwright Miklos Laszlo. Parfumerie has been used as the storyline for the Broadway musical “She Loves Me” and three movies: “Shop Around the Corner” (1940,) “In the Good Old Summertime” (1949,) and most recently “You’ve Got Mail” (1998) in which Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan play the two e-mailing unacquainted lovers who are unaware that their sweetheart is, in reality, a person with whom they share a degree of animosity.
‘The Princess Bride’ by William Goldman
The Princess Bride is a 1973 fantasy romance novel written by William Goldman. The Princess Bride features a caring grandfather who sits down with his sick grandson to reads him a story the action comes alive. The story is an archetypal legend of love and adventure. The lovely Princess Buttercup, engaged to the loathsome Prince Humperdinck, is kidnapped and held against her will in order to start a war. Buttercup’s childhood beau Westley reemerges as Dread Pirate Roberts. Aiding Westley in his attempts to save Buttercup, are a thief, a skillful swordsman, and strong monster. The Princess Bride was made into a successful 1987 American romantic comedy adventure film starring Cary Elwes as Westley and Robin Wright as Princess Buttercup.