Shoe Addicts Anonymous

Shoe Addicts Anonymous

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Four very different women...all addicted to shoes.

Lorna is up to her eyeballs in debt but can't help bidding for the newest Jimmy Choos on eBay. Helene is unhappily married to a politician who keeps threatening to cancel her credit cards. Sandra pays her shoe bills by working as a phone sex operator. And Joss is a nanny who has found herself in a family from hell and will do just about anything to get out of the house on her night off.

When they come upon a classified advert, inviting shoe lovers to a weekly shoe-swap, each one jumps at the chance to meet fellow addicts. But none of them realise that they will come away with much, much more than just a new pair of kitten heels...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 233g
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099514826
  • 9780099514824
  • 562,515

Review Text

"Feel good fun...with shoes. It's a must."
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Review quote

"I would happily recommend Shoe Addicts Anonymous to anyone who loves shoes...or smart, funny, realistic women enjoying each other's friendship and the happiest of happy endings." * Jennifer Weiner, bestselling author of In Her Shoes * "I was hooked from the first page and read it in one sitting. I couldn't put it down. A pleasure from start to finish." -- Marian Keyes "Chick lit with heart and sole." * People Magazine * "Feel good fun...with shoes. It's a must." * Love It! * "Effervescent...Harbison creates vivid, convincing characters and handles them well. Reading this novel is like eating a slice of cake." * Publishers Weekly *
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About Beth Harbison

Beth Harbison has been writing fiction since primary school, when she added sixty pages onto her copy of Black Beauty that brought all the horses back to life - 'Happily Ever After' is a concept she takes very seriously! Beth lives in Maryland, USA, with her family. For more information you can visit her website, www.shoeaddictsanonymous.com
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Rating details

26,255 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
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4 30% (7,893)
3 30% (7,883)
2 11% (2,772)
1 5% (1,322)

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I love shoes. Although I can?t afford Jimmy Choo and Prada, I still love shoes. Often, when I can?t decide between 2 pair of shoes, I just bought both. Problems solved. Ok, I mean, the decision making problem is solved, but not my credit card bills. Reading this book, make me feel normal. I am not the only one on earth who has addiction and credit cards problem. Lorna Rafferty is dealing with the same issues. I am glad Beth put her character in the first chapter, because I can relate with her really. Especially the ignorance part, we both don?t bother to open the bills and always ?believe? everything was settled on time. Hehe, I like her thinking. And I praised her for the ?Shoe Addicts Anonymous? because whatever that was about to fall apart, was eventually saved and friendship began in the most awkward way. Helene Zaharis was trapped in an unhappy marriage. She doesnt want to have a child just so that her politician husband can show-off his one big happy family in his campaign. Her only happiness is to get to shop for free until her husband cut off her allowance. I see Helene as one pretty lady who is trapped in her life and escape all this unhappiness by focusing on shopping for shoes, something that she really love. When life get tough, she is bold enough to stand for herself . I like her for her dignity and the strength that she put to face all this. Helene Zaharis, you?re my inspiration and I will do whatever it takes to face mine too. I am so inspired by you , thanks Beth for creating Helene Zaharis. Sandra, I love the part where she colored her hair green. It was unintentional but it brought many good things to her from that points onward. What I learn from Sandra is, you need to get out of that comfort zone, and ?just do it?. Finally Joss, poor nanny who is so naive. She made a smart move to join the 3 ladies above on ?Shoe Addicts Anonymous? meeting although her shoe is of different size and she is not an addict at all (in the beginning until later part?.) It is important to have great friends because they will be a gerat help and of course, a great company. Ohh, and she got a pair of shoes named after her, ?Jocelyn?? lovely huh? My favourite chapter(s) ? Chapter 1 .. seriously, hahaha and ok Chapter 19, where my heart fell for Helene. My favorite line ? ?God, if I were listening to this story, I?d be asking why the hell this dumb woman hadn?t left ages ago instead of suffering the stress of living a lie for so long? ?And the answer to that is just that I?m weak? ? from Chapter 19. I recommend this book for ? All ladies in their 30â€Ã‚²s and 40â€Ã‚²s as I believe , this is the stage where we ladies are challenged by many issues, unwantedly? This book is about ? friendship and how it help you deal with your issues This book is not about ? how to stop being shoes addict .. There are more abouth this book that i didn?t write here as I want you to read it and enjoys it. This is just a snippets of how the characters relate to me. In so many ways, I learn that 1. We ladies need great friends. 2. We must have p***ion? (such as addiction for shoes?) 3. We must not be afraid to face life.. no matter how bad it can be, it will subside?. Thus, go on read for this is a happy ending indeed. http://http://sistabookshelf.wordpress.com/2010/09/19/shoe-addicts-anonymous/show more
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