Save Karyn

Save Karyn

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What would you do if you owed $20,000? Would you: a) Not tell your parents? b) Stop colouring your hair, having pedicures and buying Gucci? c) Start your own website that asks for money without apology? If you were Karyn Bosnak, you'd do all three... In New York for the first time, with the dream job and the smart flat, Karyn starts spending...and spending. But when it all goes horribly wrong, and her credit card balance mounts in a terrifying manner, Karyn knows that she has to take control. She starts her website on which she fearlessly asks for donations to help pay off her debts. The website receives over 2 million hits and has replies from all over the world - some supportive, many abusive. But after four months, Karyn has become a new woman- debt-free, grateful and happy. This is the hilarious and touching true story of how she does more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 29mm | 296g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552151653
  • 9780552151658
  • 546,072

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"Funny, sweet, downright scary...and ultimately so uplifting. I identified on every page and with every purchase." * Marian Keyes * "Gutsy, fun and inspiring." * Cosmopolitan * "A fabulous story of girl-power and sheer brazen cheek." * Scottish Daily Record * "Funny, sweet, incredibly honest, and a bit scary too!" * The Last Word * "A winner......heartwarming to see the milk of human kindness winning through." * Mirror *show more

About Karyn Bosnak

Karyn Bosnak was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She is a daytime television producer turned Internet guru who likes (but can't afford) the finer things in life. Her first novel, Twenty Times a Lady, is also published by Corgi. She now resides in Brooklyn, New York. She can be reached at www.savekaryn.comshow more

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'I pulled out my Amex, and swipe, sign, it was mine...' Karyn Bosnak is taking New York by storm - she's found a great job, a fantastic apartment and even a handsome man to date! It doesn't take her long to fit right in... 'Everyone commented on my great new hairstyle. The $387 was so worth it' 'Those killer Gucci shades are perfect with my hair! $240 isn't so bad...' 'My La Prairie skin care was $594 - but a girl needs to glow, right?' Then, disaster strikes. She loses her job, and she's $20,000 in debt. The situation looks hopeless, until Karyn has a sudden inspiration - if four rich people gave her $5,000, she'd be fine; or if twenty people gave her $1,000; or if 20,000 people gave her $1... So Karyn decides she'll just ask. News of her website spreads around the world, receiving 2 million hits and provoking all kinds of reactions - from admiration to abuse. Can Karyn save herself and become happy and debt-free? You're probably jealous that you didn't think of it more

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"A winner......heartwarming to see the milk of human kindness winning through."show more

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2,002 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (658)
3 27% (549)
2 7% (134)
1 4% (78)
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