Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
(Shopaholic Series)

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic to the Stars.

Becky Bloomwood 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, she can’t actually afford it—not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Saving magazine 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. She tries cutting back. But none of her efforts succeeds. Her 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.
 
Praise for Sophie Kinsella and Confessions of a Shopaholic
 
“A hilarious tale . . . hijinks worthy of classic I Love Lucy episodes . . . too good to pass up.”—USA Today
 
“Kinsella’s Bloomwood is plucky and funny. . . . You won’t have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist.”—People
 
“If a crème brûlée could be transmogrified into a book, it would be Confessions of a Shopaholic.”—The Star-Ledger
 
“A have-your-cake-and-eat-it romp, done with brio and not a syllable of moralizing. . . . Kinsella has a light touch and puckish humor.”—Kirkus Reviews
 

About Sophie Kinsella

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Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, as well as The Undomestic Goddess and Can You Keep a Secret? She lives in England. "From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published March 4, 2003 by Delta. 384 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Another bright young thing from London with a bad habit: shopping.

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Add this aptly titled piffle to the ranks of pink-covered girl-centric fiction that has come sailing out of England over the last two years. At age 25, Rebecca Bloomwood has everything she wants. Or d

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says Jerry Bruckheimer's inner girly girl, making a high-pitched happy noise and clapping its hands like a seal on illegal amphetamine-based diet pills.

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Add this aptly titled piffle to the ranks of pink-covered girl-centric fiction that has come sailing out of England over the last two years. At age 25, Rebecca Bloomwood has everything she wants. Or d

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Ironically, Rebecca Bloomwood writes financial articles in a magazine called Successful Saving, although she could write an encyclopedia about all the things she doesn't know about successful saving.

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Will is a loner and happy to be so but even he cannot fail to be touched and affected when weird kid, Marcus enters his life.

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Common Sense Media

Asking for realism in a chick-lit novel is like expecting a low-fat eclair -- Becky's solution to her financial problems could only happen in fiction -- but Kinsella keeps Becky grounded enough that readers care even when she's over the top.

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she can afford to buy a particular scarf for herself - er, .

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Asking for realism in a chick-lit novel is like expecting a low-fat eclair -- Becky's solution to her financial problems could only happen in fiction -- but Kinsella keeps Becky grounded enough that readers care even when she's over the top.

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