Devil Wears Prada Conditions

Publishing has something in common with the fashion business. They both perpetuate sweat shops. “In both industries — fashion and publishing — the focus of gossip has always been on who was the original model for the book’s despotic boss. But anyone who has dealt extensively with either industry can tell you that, as nice as an individual boss may be, the system itself is designed as (and perpetuates itself as) a kind of ruthless (mostly) ‘female boot camp’.”