When Life Gives You Lululemons is the third installment of the Devil Wears Prada book series by Lauren Weisberger. In all honesty, I did not know this was a book series and never read the second book, but that was not a problem at all.
In this story we still have some of the original cast of characters such as Emily and even Miranda, but we are introduced to Miriam, a stay at home frumpy Greenwich, Connecticut mom who use to be a powerful attorney whose handsome husband has just sold his company and come into money and Karolina Hartwell, a former supermodel who is now married to a powerful senator and is helping him raise his child. Although she wants more children, Karolina has been desperately trying to get pregnant for five years by everything.
So when Karolina is arrested for drunk driving with young children in the car even though she only had a few sips of wine, and her husband now seems to want to distance himself from her, the world she has once known is gone.
Karolina’s friend Miriam calls her fancy pants friend who lives in LA, an image consultant and former Runway assistant Emily Charlton to come to Connecticut and put Karolina’s life back together.
And this is when the story not only gets better, but it gets even funnier! Emily is not happy to be in Greenwich, never mind having to meet her pal Miriam’s friends. She does not appreciate (or even like) the children she sees and cannot understand the yearning these women have for them.
Miriam is still trying to adjust to the lifestyle of a stay at home mom whose days seem to go from one social event, coffee with moms in the morning, to lunching with moms in the afternoon, to attending sex toy parties with moms in the evenings.
As they work to piece together the very suspicious arrest of Karolina, they realize that perhaps she was being framed. But why and who would do that to her? All she wants is her life and son back.
The story is funny and honest from the point of view of a mom who wants it all but can barely function yet misses her old life, to the woman who wants to stay home and just be there for her son and husband, to the happy go lucky woman who loves her life and never wants to have children.
It is a cute but empowering story of the three women who have such different lives, who come together to not only help the one in need, but to give advice to each other in order for them to change their own lives, even though sometimes it hurts to hear. What they really try to do is show that sometimes when live gives you lemons, you just have to make lululemons out of it!
Also, look for the little Easter eggs thrown in during the story about the movie.