Confessions of A Shopaholic

Confessions of A Shopaholic

Book - 2001
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Millions of readers have come to adore New York Times best-selling author Sophie Kinsella's irrepressible heroine. Meet Becky Bloomwood, America's favorite shopaholic -- a young woman with a big heart, big dreams…and just one little weakness.

Becky 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 that she can't actually afford it--not any of it.

Her job writing at Successful Savings 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--and they're getting ever harder to ignore.

She tries cutting back. But none of her efforts succeeds. Becky's 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.

Sophie Kinsella has brilliantly tapped into our collective consumer conscience to deliver a novel of our times--and a heroine who grows stronger every time she weakens. Becky's hilarious schemes to pay back her debts are as endearing as they are desperate. Her "confessions" are the perfect pick-me-up when life is hanging in the (bank) balance.
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780440241416
0440241413
9780385342656
Branch Call Number: PB K
Characteristics: 310 p. ;,22 cm

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king__kwong
Feb 28, 2017

This is an extremely entertaining book to read. It is very funny, especially with the many how-to-pay-off-debt scenarios that are absolutely hilarious. The book does let you feel the adrenaline of shopping and the dread of paying off the credit card bills.

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rojinariman
Aug 09, 2016

I liked this book more than I thought . this book is awesome.
Rebecca Bloomwood is young, pretty and has a closet full of stylish clothes. The only problem is that she can't really afford these clothes. Everything she has bought she has paid for with her trusty VISA card. She never really remembered that she has to pay all this off one day. So when these scary letters from the bank come, she has no choice but to try and pay off her large amount of debt. this is a bit harder than she thinks and Becky gets caught in some sticky situations. she writes a column in the magazine Successful Saving. read this book and enjoy this amazing book.

JCLHeatherM Jun 11, 2016

This book is fast paced and a light enjoyable read, perfect for lounging or a day at the beach. Becky Bloomwood is an unlikely heroine in this series about a self-professed shopaholic who is always searching for the right balance.

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littlemaggiemae
Jan 27, 2015

This book (and it's sequel) gave me so anxiety. She keeps making terrible decisions and trying to deal with them herself, instead of talking it over with someone else. I understand it's supposed to be a lighthearted and funny novel, but for someone who fears things such as debt and the likes, it really wasn't my cup of tea. The book actually gave me nightmares, but that won't be everyone.
There wasn't so much laughing for me, as there was the need to take over Rebecca's life and make her decisions for her.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "This book had me laughing out loud! It was a fun, light read and I was excited for the next book!"

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MADKC4Ever
Jul 23, 2014

I liked this book way more than I thought I would! At first, you want to scream at how stupid Rebecca is being, but by the end of the book, you're heaving a big sigh of relief. I can't wait to read the next book. It's a good, hot summer day read. There's also a lot of British slang sprinkled throughout the novel, which for me made it more fun to read.

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rachelcherise
Jun 25, 2014

It took me a while to get into this book, but it did turn out to be a cute story. It's definitely a nice summer read.

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sumaiyah98
Mar 14, 2014

Confessions of a shopaholic, is a fun, light-heated book packed with humor and wit. Rebecca Bloomwood is young, pretty and has a closet full of stylish clothes. The only problem is that she can't really afford these clothes. Everything she has bought she has paid for with her trusty VISA card. She never really remembered that she has to pay all this off one day. So when these scary letters from the bank come, she has no choice but to try and pay off her large amount of debt. this is a bit harder than she thinks and Becky gets caught in some sticky situations. Did I mention she writes a column in the magazine Sucessful Saving? I love this book, it was written so honestly, I could definitively relate to Becky. I love shopping, its like the best way to relax, I don't even have to buy anything just looking at clothes, a frozen yogurt in hand, mentally going through my wardrobe, it's really fun. I'm not really an impulsive buyer like Becky though, but that is what made the novel more enjoyable. Rebecca has a great personality, along with the other characters in this book (tarquin!). Overall, Confessions of a Shopaholic is a novel about a young women trying to C.B and M.M.M (cut back and make more money) all while trying not to look stupid, especially not in front of the good looking but very intimidating Luke Brandon. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a good laugh, as this novel is filled with funny situations.

auwe Apr 18, 2013

A great light read and humourous. Overcoming obstacles.

avert Aug 27, 2012

Light easy read which was funny at times but at some points you just want to yell at Becky for being so...well herself.

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Recent college graduate Rebecca Bloomwood shops her way into debt and manages to attract the attention not only of her bank manager but of handsome Luke Brandon--a multimillionaire PR representative.

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