Sophie Kinsella's debut is a rollicking romp through the perils of shopping and spending, spending, spending! Becky can't resist a sale, and she's only a little overdrawn on her VISA. Besides, that new scarf is just too cute to pass up. Readers will laugh aloud at Becky's retail adventures as she finds new and creative ways to relieve her increasingly burdensome credit card debt. Emily Gray's narration bounces along with Becky and her buying whims, while delivering a humorous account of what happens when credit goes bad.
I think I could have written a series of books on being a Shopaholic, but British author Sophie Kinsella had beat me to it. In 2000, she had her big hit novel, the first in the Shopaholic series.....The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic. The great irony is that the book's main character is Becky Bloomwood, who is a financial journalist who should be giving sensible money spending and saving advice. However, she loves to shop, and is hopeless with money! It struck a nerve with many readers around the world. The other books in the series are: Shopaholic Abroad (Shopaholic Takes Manhattan), Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic and Sister, Shopaholic and Baby, Mini Shopaholic, Shopaholic to the Stars, and Shopaholic to the Rescue. Her first novel in the series was produced as a movie by Disney as, Confessions
of a Shopaholic.
Other books she has written include: Can You Keep a Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I've Got Your Number, Wedding Night, My Not So Perfect Life, and Surprise Me. Her latest work is I Owe You, which is described as being empowering.
Sophie lives in London with her husband, Henry Wickham, four sons and a daughter.
The Shopaholic drives me crazy. She is such a stereotypical woman, unable to control herself and going into 'shopping fits'. I don't recommend it.
If you like chick lit, you'll love this book. It is a little annoying how she's a stereotypical shopping woman, but there are times, I'd have to admit, when I could relate. It's a quick, cute read. If you like this, you'd like Elizabeth Young.
I really enjoyed this book. It was so funny. And, yes the heroine is quite silly and does stupid things, but that is what made it so enjoyable. Plus, I loved reading this with an English accent in my head. It was quite fun. I would love to go to England one day. I felt like I was there. It was fantastic. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
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