Confessions of a Shopaholic (Paperback)
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Short Description for Confessions of a Shopaholic In this all-too-true debut novel, Kinsella chronicles one woman's hilarious efforts to overcome her expensive--if stylish--addiction to shopping. The author has brilliantly tapped into our collective consumer conscience to deliver a tale of our times and a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens.
- Published: 04 November 2003
- Format: Paperback 368 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780440241416 ISBN 10: 0440241413
- Sales rank: 9,328
Full description for Confessions of a Shopaholic
Millions of readers have come to adore New York Times best-selling author Sophie Kinsella's irrepressible heroine. Meet Becky Bloomwood, America's favorite shopaholic - a young woman with a big heart, big dreams...and just one little weakness. Becky has a fabulous flat in London's trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season's must-haves. The only trouble is that she can't actually afford it-not any of it. Her job writing at "Successful Savings" not only bores her to tears, it doesn't pay much at all. And lately Becky's been chased by dismal letters from the bank -letters with large red sums she can't bear to read-and they're getting ever harder to ignore. She tries cutting back. But none of her efforts succeeds. Becky's only consolation is to buy herself something ... just a little something.... Finally a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life-and the lives of those around her-forever. Sophie Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into our collective consumer conscience to deliver a novel of our times-and a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens. Becky's hilarious schemes to pay back her debts are as endearing as they are desperate. Her "confessions" are the perfect pick-me-up when life is hanging in the (bank) balance.