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    DescriptionWhen your debt is more than your share of the mortgage and your partner's threatening to not only leave, but to tell your mother how out of control your spending is, then you know it's time to face reality and take drastic action. So, for one whole year, Alexis Hall sets out to buy nothing except the bare essentials in a bid to reclaim her life from the retail rollercoaster threatening to pitch her into permanent poverty. That might not sound too hard a task, but when you owe over GBP30,000 and you're consumed by consumerism, just making it to lunchtime without buying a pair of sensational shoes suddenly becomes a life-altering act. "In the Red" is Alexis' hilarious diary - full of fashion and frustration - as she battles to transform herself from a spending junkie to a scrupulous saver. You'll soon realize there's a bit of Alexis in all of us!

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    In the Red
    The Diary of a Recovering Shopaholic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alexis Hall
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848310230
    ISBN 10: 1848310234

    BIC E4L: ADV
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.3
    BIC subject category V2: VSB
    BISAC V2.8: BUS050000, BIO026000
    DC22: 332.02402092
    Thema V1.0: DNC, VSB
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Icon Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Icon Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Alexis Hall is a media relations officer and former broadcast journalist. She lives in Glasgow with her partner, their four-legged, furry child and her large collection of shoes. In the Red is her first book.
    Review quote
    "In the Red' provides a humorous look at how she curtailed her spending and offers practical advice on how to get yourself out of debt.' -- Deborah Anderson, Evening Times 'Having resolved to give up all non-essential shopping for a year, Alexis wrote a diary of her daily struggle against temptation and the result, 'In the Red,' is a hilarious account of the frustrations and triumphs of her spendthrift year.' -- My Weekly book group 'A witty take on our consumer culture through the eyes of one former addict, 'In the Red' is compulsive reading for shopaholics everywhere.' -- My Weekly book group 'Her addiction to handbags and fashion accessories, the nonstop journey into a quagmire of debt which is felt by millions in this country was there to be read in this essential and humourous work of literature. The limitless expenditure and the conclusive battle within herself to transform herself is both inspiring and an effective psychological doorway to regain one's own self respect and dignity.' -- Sajid Hussain, Scotland's Chronicle 'Somewhat in similar vein to Sophie Kinsella's shopaholic books, there is great benefit in reading and learning from his work of literature by a unique Scottish writer. Both entertaining and empathic, one cannot go wrong with this book, it is a must for any reader to have, if you fall into debt and need a bit of a 'lift' read 'In the Read,' ye cannae go wrong!!!' -- Sajid Hussain, Scotland's Chronicle 'The book is humerous and playful as well as depply serious...the openness and wit of Hall's account make 'In the Read' compulsive reading for any shopaholic wishing to stop.' -- Stopping Overshopping